Internship @ The American Museum of Natural History/Margaret Mead Film Fest

6 11 2011


Margaret Mead Film Festival / Public Programs Internship at theAmerican Museum of Natural History


The Margaret Mead Film Festival is the longest-running showcase for international

documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work from indigenous

community media to experimental nonfiction. The festival is distinguished by its outstanding

selection of titles, which tackle diverse and challenging subjects, representing a range of issues

and perspectives, and by the forums for discussion with filmmakers and speakers.

The Public Programs division of the museum organizes lectures, workshops, fieldtrips and film

screenings related to the museum’s temporary and permanent exhibits. Interns will have the

opportunity to work on projects related to both the Mead Festival and other public programs.

Interns are critical to our operations and we are currently seeking motivated and creative

individuals to work with us. This internship enables interns to learn about film festival

production, documentary analysis, museum operations, and outreach strategies, as well as hands-on

involvement with the Margaret Mead Film Festival. We require our interns to work

at least 2 whole days per week (10:00-5:00 pm, M-F) plus assist with 4 evening or weekend

programs per semester. Although this is an unpaid internship, many of our past interns have

received payment or credit through work-study or academic credit programs offered by their




Intern tasks include, but are not limited to: general office and administrative support;

composing/designing and distributing flyers and posters; overseeing film submissions; compiling

and overseeing various mailings; maintaining databases and website; working on outreach,

education or web projects; and assisting with marketing/publicity.



Current college or graduate students, preferably with arts, social science or media degrees.

Must be reliable, organized and positive. Must have deep knowledge of Excel and Word.

Arts/technology knowledge, and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, a plus.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Please send resume and cover letter as attachments, subject line





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