Intern - Writing
Writers Boot CampLos Angeles, CA
Part Time Unpaid Internship
Internship Positions Available for November & January's Writers Boot Camp Basic Training
Please Follow Application Guidelines
Streamlined Application Due by Monday, October 15th
In the next two Basic Training sessions starting Monday, November 12th or Thursday, January 10th, we have room for two interns each, in effect full barters in exchange for participation in the Basic Training session (a $995 value) to write the first draft of your own feature film or TV pilot script, or to work on the foundation of a book or novel -or even a web series or non-fiction narrative project.
Beyond availability of 10 hours per week to write your own project during Basic Training, the barter exchange requires a minimum of six hours per week for up to 10 weeks of internship. The Internship represents a total of 60 hours to provide administrative/office help and the potential for highly-skilled individuals, such as editors or graphic designers, to exchange a higher equivalent hourly rate toward work on our updated website. In many cases, barter responsibilities and projects may be achieved from one's home office.
One previous exceptional intern, wound up staffed on their first series just three years later, and just two years after that landed on staff of - and was promoted to co-producer of - an award-winning TV series.
Basic Training is more than basic, so an intern does not have to be a young person in college or someone without industry experience. Of course, it's not recommended for anyone with a hectic lifestyle or day job, or for someone who can readily afford the session, especially on one of our customized payment plans. The ideal candidate of any age is an exceptionally-motivated, aspiring filmmaker, actor or writer with a predictable weekly schedule and modest commitments outside of school or one's day job.
While the focus of the company is Professional Membership -a possibly intimidating prospect, not only by its name but the continuation of the commitment of 10 hours per week for 21 months- Basic Training remains a remarkable jump start and writers with more experience get even more out of the process.
Designed to complete a first draft of a feature film or TV pilot script in seven weeks, Basic Training can be a proving ground for longer-term commitment and availability to process, as well as test one's ultimate drive toward success in a difficult field. The accelerated writing process saves hundreds of hours of otherwise working in a vacuum, while providing support and materials and tools like Misbehavior, Dynamic Progression, Conceits, The Five Story Components and the Four Levels of Development are more than worth the price of admission, which has not been increased in 17 years.
In your application, please do not include any scripts, photos, videos, attachments or supplemental materials. We may reply with additional requests along with pursuant guidelines.
Submissions and answers will be kept confidential.
These questions are designed to cover a wide range of candidates, so please answer intuitively based on your individual circumstances.
1. Who referred you to Writers Boot Camp and what is your relationship with that person?
2. What's your recurring school or day job schedule and required commitment of time on a weekly basis?
3. Do you have a significant commute to your day job and would it be possible to limit it up to a couple days per week?
4. Do you ever feel a direct conflict in your academic career or at your day job between advancement and your own creative aspirations?
5. Do you have much travel planned through this spring and do you travel often for school or work with school or work-related projects, writing responsibilities and/or notes to prepare?
6. Do you work overtime and is this required, occasional or seasonal?
7. How long have you been at your place of employ and can you foresee continuing this job for four to five years in a positive light?
8. If you could anticipate making a living as a writer, filmmaker or producer in five years, is there any other obstacle in your current educational, professional or personal life that could get in the way of your commitment to writing?
9. How many scripts and/or books have you written, started, etc.?
10. How many hours per week are you currently writing?
11. Regardless of foreseeing potential income from your writing, what one or two time-consuming activities would you be willing to sacrifice and change to write more on a weekly basis?
12. Where could you possibly create more personal time within your weekly, monthly and annual calendar?
13. Do you feel you are academically excellent or can you mention a skill or talent that clearly distinguishes you from other aspiring artists?
14. Do you see yourself as an organized person and, if so, in which life circumstances does this tend to break down, if ever?
15. What does the term ''professional writer'' mean to you? Via email:
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