Intern - Marketing and Distribution
The Stolen Children DocumentaryLos Angeles, CA
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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR APPLICANTS: YOUR APPLICATION IS ONLY VALID ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FOLLOW UP GOOGLE FORM!
OVERVIEW: The Stolen Children documentary is looking for undergraduate and graduate students interested in using their social media and communication skills to promote a feature documentary about Cambodian adoption and cultural identity. Applicants will be reporting directly to the core development team throughout their shifts, and will receive hands-on industry experience, personalized letters of recommendation from the producers, and college credit in exchange for their innovative thought and commitment to the project.
AUGUST 27TH: Internship applications close
AUGUST 23RD - AUGUST 30TH: Interviews; we will reach out for availability.
AUGUST 30TH - SEPTEMBER 3RD: Training week; 2 - 3 hour training meeting commitment throughout the week (depending on program).
SEPTEMBER 6TH - DECEMBER 17TH: Internship program; weekly four hour shifts.
Our development team is committed to making sure that interns are getting the most out of the program, the ability to directly consult with our team, and schedule times to work that best work with their schedule. Members of our staff are on call between the hours of 10:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST with a break between 12:00 PM EST - 2:00 PM EST; interns will be working alongside us throughout Monday and Thursday.
Accepted interns are committing to four hours of work a week. You will be scheduled for two 2 hour sessions a week, Monday through Thursday between either 10:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST. You may choose to split up your shifts or work both of them in one day. Once accepted into the program, we will do our best to schedule your sessions for what works best with your availability.
During your work day, you will report directly to the core development team through Slack, taking on daily assignments to research distribution strategies, film festival submissions, and conduct outreach. Interns with touch base with the day's shift manager at the beginning and end of their shifts.
Research independent film festivals for distribution, including strategizing efficient processes to track necessary funding, incentives, and timelines for submission.
Develop and produce outreach emails to potential mentors and executives in order to assist the core development team and production crew in further networking.
Maintain comprehensive records of festival submission deadlines, renewals, and reporting while communicating with the development team on upcoming dates.
Work closely alongside the core development team to develop marketing strategies for both current production fundraising and following the film's completion.
Communicate by email and phone with potential funders and investors when necessary, including but not limited to responding to requests for information and submitting official letters of inquiry.
Excellent communication skills required; must be rehearsed in working in a remote environment and maintaining workflow through the day.
Ability to articulate outcomes and to interpret and present program and financial information to the development team and potential funders professionally.
Superb organizational skills; ability to strategize and pitch more efficient processes where the intern sees fit to streamline workflow.
High level of proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office.