Film and Media Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Film & Media Studies Internships


Internship at PopMatters for Spring 2017 

Internship available for aspiring film reviewer at PopMatters. This is an unusual chance to gain experience in writing reviews of popular, current film, television, and internet programming for a well respected, daily cultural studies magazine. You will attend preview movie screenings in the DC area, watch and review TV before it airs, edit other writers' work, and learn to meet deadlines. Your reviews are not plot summaries or blurbs, but cultural analyses designed for smart lay readers. It's a great experience for anyone looking for future employment as a writer and/or editor.

The ideal candidate (undergraduate or graduate) is self-motivated and imaginative, and can write, edit, and revise beyond basic copy-editing. We plan on a commitment of 10-15 hours per week (like any daily publication, this one involves some work on weekends). Assignments vary depending on the intern's experience and skills. The internship is unpaid; students will receive concurrent credit for a FAMS course and ENGH 459 or ENGH 504 (Internships) or a FAVS internship. It begins in January 2017 and lasts through GMU's spring term. 

Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples of 500-1000 words each to Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters Film Reviews Editor, at by January 16 2017.  

PR Collaborative PR/Marketing Internship 2017

The PR Collaborative is looking for an intern to assist with film marketing and public relations. This is a hands-on internship and we rely heavily on our interns to help us with grassroots marketing, media pitching and promotions. Regular duties will include research, pitching, writing press releases, managing film screenings, film festival planning and other tasks as assigned. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the independent film business– from festival to market to theater—for anyone considering a career in PR or film. We are lucky enough to work with emerging and established filmmakers as well as key independent film distributors.

The ideal candidate is creative, tireless and comfortable engaging with individuals from all backgrounds. We would like 15-20 hours per week (or more!) during regular business hours. The internship can be for class credit and stipends are available for volunteering at PR Collaborative film screenings. 

All college majors are welcome to apply, though PR Collaborative prefers sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 35-40 hours per week.
Send application to Gabrielle Flamand | 2900 M Street NW | Washington DC 20007 | 202-339-9598 

DC Shorts Film Festival Internships 2017

DC Shorts champions short filmmaking. In order to produce numerous events throughout the year, we seek smart, problem-solving and ambitious college students for internship positions throughout the year. Each internship is unique, however most involve one specific task, such as marketing, data mining, blog writing, research and film programming for the DC Shorts Film Festival.

We are seeking interns in multiple areas. See full list here. 

Docs in Progress Internships 

Docs In Progress gives individuals the tools to tell stories through documentary film to educate, inspire, and transform the way people view their world.

Docs In Progress has internship opportunities throughout the year. All internships are unpaid, although we can provide a stipend to cover public transportation costs.

Download Full Description and Application Information

Docs In Progress alumni are encouraged to apply. Docs In Progress is an equal opportunity employer.

Newseum Internships 2017

Multiple internships available. Information to apply.

Virginia Film Office Internship

Spring 2017

We are looking for Film Lovers with an interest in production and the process of attracting projects. We love creatives with strong writing and administrative skills and a flexible, open schedule. Since this is a non-paying internship, every effort is made to tailor the internship around work and school schedules whenever possible. However, it is required that all interns be able to set and maintain their work hours, so that projects can be planned and carried out. A minimum of 10 work hours a week is required from each intern, and it is best if this can be in increments of 4 or more hours at a time. The Film Office is happy to work with any academic institutions if the internship is taken for academic credit.

The best candidates for the internship are recent graduates who live within 50 miles of our Richmond office and have reliable transportation. Interns are usually university students in film or a related field; however adult and high school students will be considered on a case by case basis.

Washington Film Institute Internship 

The Washington Film Institute is pleased to offer its Internship Programs, a platform for students to gain insight, experience, knowledge and skills in the operation of cultural film programming and events. Internships at WFI offer students with an opportunity to gain experience in several different areas, such as event planning and execution, online outreach and marketing, web development, and programming. To apply, fill out the online form and attach your resume here.

POV Internships 

Produced by American Documentary, POV ("point-of-view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction film, premiering 14 to 16 high-impact documentaries every year on PBS. Hailed by critics as among the most important and relevant programming on television, POV films have won every coveted television and film award, including 23 Emmys, 13 George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards and the Prix Italia.

List of internships now available.

Internships are unpaid, but travel stipends are available and college credit can be arranged. POV is not a production company. 

Washington Jewish Film Festival Internship

The Washington Jewish Film Festival is currently seeking 1-2 highly motivated individuals to join our team as interns for at least 1 day (8 hours) per week.  This position will assist in multiple aspects of both the year round and festival programs to include, but not limited to, marketing, film tracking, special events, and community outreach. Click here for position description, responsibilities and application information.

Women Make Movies Jobs and Internships 2017

Women Make Movies is accepting applications for internships in the fields of Marketing/Publicity, Production Assistance/Fiscal Sponsorship, Distribution, and Administration. 

Please visit WMM Internships page for forms and more information on the application process.



Important note about internships: As of March 2014, George Mason University may no longer arrange for academic credit through internships completed in Maryland. This relates directly to a policy passed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Some exceptions exist for federal agencies and cases when prior and explicit approval for the university to operate in that state has been obtained.

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