Join our team and make a difference in the growth of independent film in New England
• See a list of Internship Areas for 2015-2016, click here
• Download the 2015-2016 Internship Form, click here
Internship applications for 2015-2016
are available now for Flickers: Rhode Island International
Film Festival. Flickers is seeking motivated, industrious,
self-starting students who care about the community
and want to be a part of New Englands largest
film festival and its only Academy Award qualifier and to help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary Season.
All internships with the Rhode
Island International Film Festival are unpaid.
A minimum of 15-20 hours per week is expected, although
time commitments vary depending on department.
Interns work closely with the Festival staff on timely
and compelling projects, many with a current focus on
marketing, event planning, educational programs, technical
operations, design, community outreach, even theatre
restoration. Students gain excellent first-hand experiences
helping an innovative, dynamic Festival serve a burgeoning
Capitol City, the New England region, and its varied
mix of programs.
These internships are ideal for students majoring in
Political Science, Business Administration, Communications,
Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism,
Photography, Hospitality, Computer Science, Web Programming,
Accounting, Education, Psychology, Social Sciences,
and other related fields. As many as six openings are
available during each semester. More in the summer as
the festival goes into high gear.
Applicants should have good communication skills, including
research, writing, word-processing, computer, telephoning
and basic interviewing. Students can be assigned to
areas related to their academic major or field of interest.
Beyond this work, responsibilities may include assistance
in a variety of projects, special events, and clerical
functions when needed.
Students must provide their own transportation and parking.
RIPTA bus transportation to Kennedy Plaza and other
Providence locations is convenient from most towns throughout
Here are some of
our internship opportunities:
• Accounting and Bookkeeping Intern (September
• Awards Intern (June - August)
• Audience Development and Marketing Intern (September-
• Design (September-
Design for flyers, posters, t-shirts, website, and other collateral
• Development/Fundraising (September-
Research grants, write sections of grants, track submissions and replies, contact potential funders for information on their grantmaking processes.
• Executive Assistant
Intern (September - August)
• Events Interns (May - August)
Assist Managing Director with special events at the Festival. Responsibilities include online research for partnerships, funders, and marketing, solicitation of guest attendance at events.
• Festival Forum Intern (June - August)
• Guest/Hospitality Relations Intern (May - August)
• Membership and Merchandise Intern (September
• Print Traffic Intern (September - August)
• Programming Intern (January - August)
Outreach Intern (September - August)
Supervise and coordinate marketing efforts related to programming, including grassroots marketing, press communications, flyer design, information distribution, creation of press materials.
• Publications Intern (May - August)
• Sponsorship (September - August)
Online research and phone inquiries to potential sponsors of film series or the organization as a whole, manage mailings and follow up with potential sponsors.
• Volunteer Department Intern (May - August)
Background on the Festival:
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™,
takes place August 9-14, 2016. Screening 200 plus films and videos over six days, the Festival is an visual
and auditory feast for film enthusiasts and moviegoers
alike. The largest and one of the fastest growing film
festivals in the region, RIIFF's 20th Anniversary will be hosted in
the historic city of Providence and select films screened
throughout the state of Rhode Island at festival partner
Flickers presents year-round programming that celebrates the
culture and art of the moving image through filmmaking
and film-going experiences. Its mission is to showcase
work of exceptional merit and diversity that inform,
educate and entertain. In addition to the annual August
International Film Festival, Flickers is active with
educational film programs including KidsEye™,
and RIIFF in the Schools. RIIFF's Cinema RI™ Group
hosts special series such as "First Look,"
and screenings throughout the year for its membership
and the general public. Additionally, Flickers presents
sidebar cinematic showcases including the Vortex Sci Fi & Fantasy & Horror Film
Festival, the Providence Gay
& Lesbian Film Festival, the Providence Underground Film Festival, the Roving Eye International
Film Festival, and the Québec Film Festival.
For more information please call our Main Office number
at 401.861.4445 and ask to speak to Tsutomu.
Or, download the internship
form, fill it in, and then mail it to us at the
George T. Marshall, Executive Director
Shawn Quirk, Program Director; Tsutomu Brelsford, Project Director
FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Vets, 83 Park Street, Suite 5
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401/861-4445; Fax: 401/490-6735