BIFF Interns

College Internships

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Contact Kristin Peterson for more information by calling 608-313-1200 or emailing her at: kristin@beloitfilmfest.org

The Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF) is offering internship opportunities for college students in a number of areas. Requires 8-12 hours per week including Summer, Spring and Fall internships, heaviest during the festival in February (flexible day, evening and weekend availability).

Social Media/Marketing Intern

The role would include helping to create and maintain a strong visual branding presence online through social media like Twitter and Facebook as well as assisting in many other aspects of the festivals branding and promotional activities. Will be responsible for a daily e-zine during the festival to update volunteers and attendees.  Will assist the Executive staff with Constant Contact email blasts.

Job Requirements:  Detail oriented and reliable.  Should have strong writing and social media skills as well as a great sense of humor.

BIFF Interns

Executive Office Intern

Assists the Executive Team with daily tasks. Duties include running errands, performing administrative tasks, marketing, and some PR work. Opportunity provided to gain event planning experience and learn the logistics of producing an annual film festival.

Job Requirements: Seeking motivated individual with self-management characteristics and excellent organizational skills. Must possess ability to multi-task and have good communication skills.

Operations Assistant Intern

Assist operations director in coordinating event logistics, (Audio/Visual Production,venue prep, decorations, signage, entertainment etc.)  Plan and update festival timeline/Production Schedule.  Coordinate and assist in overseeing committees (e.g. film committee, development committee, and marketing committee) Create databases, i.e., Film Archives, Equipment Inventory, etc.  Work with Festival Directors on administration of festival programming.

Job Requirements:  Seeking motivated individual who works well in a fast paced environment and has excellent organizational skills. Must possess ability to multi-task and have good communication skills.

Educational Outreach Intern

The Educational Outreach Intern will assist in all aspects of BIFF’s Outreach Programs. Kids @ BIFF, the Student Filmmaker Showcase, and Video Storytelling are the three major components of Educational Outreach.  Attend meetings with various school contacts.  Assist in organizing and managing events.  Work with film supplier to ensure quality age appropriate films for Kids @ BIFF.  Assist educational consultants with SFS and Video Storytelling programs.  Various other duties as needed.

Job Requirements: Interest in media education.  Must be extremely detail-oriented, hard-working and organized.  Good communication skills – should be able to work in a very fast-paced environment.  Excellent writing skills. Friendly and comfortable working with children and adults.

Film Society Intern

Supporting the Executive Staff in administration, membership processing, and member/donor relations.

Job Requirements: Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Detail oriented with excellent communication skills.  Friendly and discreet.

BIFF +Music & BIFF +Art Interns

Assist coordinating event logistics.  Coordinate with musicians and artists.  Assist Festival Directors on administration of Music and Art programming.  Work independently on various related projects.

Job Requirements:  Seeking motivated individual who works well in a fast paced environment and has excellent organizational skills. Must possess ability to multi-task and have good communication skills.

Volunteer Coordination Intern

Utilize Constant Contact or other appropriate software for volunteer communication – content to be provided by Paula/Terri.  Work with Paula to update the video/film for use with Ambassadors to share the “BIFF Experience.”  Assist with Ambassador training and sign-up.  Create and distribute a daily e-zine or Facebook update during the festival with BIFF ‘buzz” – popular films, newly added films, the day’s events, last night party photos, etc.(content provided by intern and Paula/Terri).  Assist with distribution of Ambassador needs to venues.  Fill in as needed during the festival for unscheduled volunteer absences

Job Requirements:  Seeking motivated individual who works well in a fast paced environment and has excellent organizational skills. Must possess ability to multi-task and have good communication skills.

Benefits:

  • Able to compete for Stateline Festival Scholarship
  • Provides an expansive learning or career development experience
  • Eligible for college credit/unit depending on hours put in.
  • In depth experience working with the film industry and a unique cultural event
  • Tickets to festival screenings, parties and events
  • Opportunity to work in film industry
  • Excellent network opportunity within the Entertainment, Non-Profit and community sector.

Please send a brief cover letter outlining your interest and an attached resume to Travis Stowers at travis@beloitfilmfest.org.  Be sure to place the words: “BIFF INTERN” in the subject field of you email. Feel free to contact for any questions.