Austin Film Society
- Project Type: Industry
- Pay Status: Unpaid
- Location: Austin
- Start Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
The AFS Film Referral Program is a great way to immerse yourself in the local film community, while gaining valuable work experience. Our primary goals are to educate participants and provide an experience that allows for professional growth to assist intern alumni with job placement in the arts.
Structure of AFS Internship Program:
- Most begin as an OFFICE INTERN working across departments.
- Office interns, dependent on their first semester’s success, are able to become SENIOR INTERNS, gaining in-depth experience with a particular AFS department.
- All internship tracks include participation in the FILM REFERRAL PROGRAM.
- All AFS internships are unpaid.
- The Office Internship is not a production internship.
- Now accepting applications for Fall 2019.
- Deadline is JULY 12, 2019 @ 11:59 PM.
- Please read the Application instructions, applicant requirements and internship description below before completing the application.
- Participants learn about the inner workings of the film industry, non-profit organization and gain exposure to the local film community. Interns master basic office skills, workplace etiquette, and support event & program management.
- All participate in a minimum of three professional development workshops; create a personal video project; and contribute to AFS’ various events.
- Interns receive informal feedback throughout their tenure, as well as a formal evaluation at the mid-point of the semester.
- Office Interns contribute a minimum of 10 and up to 15 hours per week, divided between:
- Two office shifts at the Main Office at Austin Studios, one from 9:30 AM-1:30 PM & one from 1:30 PM-5:30 PM.
- One 3-hour or 5-hour office shift at Austin Public, times vary.
- Assisting with AFS programs, including staffing AFS events at AFS Cinema, Austin Public, and Austin Studios.
- After a semester, office interns have the opportunity to intern in a specific department, where they work directly with staff to enact AFS programs. Departments include: Exhibition, Video & Special Media, Filmmaker & Community Media Resources, Production Services, Fundraising & Membership, Marketing and Graphic Design.
- Senior interns are expected to work 15 hours per week.
- Depending on need, senior internships may become available for immediate entry. When completing your application for the upcoming semester, you can indicate if you would like to be considered for one of these openings.
Film Referral Program
All Interns that successfully complete a semester at AFS are eligible for our Film Referral Program (FRP), through which we help our intern alumni find job opportunities. To date, we’ve facilitated over 600 FRP placements in part and full-time positions. Participants are placed on a “referral list” in our database and are recommended to production companies when positions become available. Only alumni of the internship program are eligible for participation in the FRP.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP?
STEP 1 – MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Be able to commit up to 15 hours per week, which includes:
- (A) an office shift at Austin Studios from 9:30AM-1:30PM, (B) an office shift at Austin Studios from 1:30PM-5:30PM, (C) a 3-hour/5-hour shift at Austin Public
- and (D) additional event shifts
- Be able to fulfill the weekly and semester requirements asked of you
- Be able to commit to the full semester for Fall 2019 (August 19th – January 12th), including the mandatory orientation on Monday, August 19th, 2019; 2:00 – 5:00 PM
STEP 2 – COMPLETE THE ONLINE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM
- All applications MUST be submitted by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 12th, 2019.
As with any workplace, the film and television industries can present a wide range of potential occupational health and safety hazards to workers. The Texas Film Commission expects all productions, regardless of budget to employ best practices such as establishing a workplace harassment prevention policy as well as maintaining overall industry safety standards in order to encourage and accomplish safety on set. Please visit the Safety On Set page for additional industry safety resources as well as information about employee rights and laws in Texas.
Project posted July 3, 2019