Exciting internship opportunities are available to Film Studies Certificate students. Internships give students a chance to gain concrete experience in different areas of the film industry and film culture. Students with an internship will register for FIL 4940 and will consult with the Director to discuss goals, responsibilities and the amount of course credits each specific internship is worth.
In addition to rotating internships within the film studies certificate program, several community organizations, including the Miami Jewish Film Festival and FilmGate, have a strong relationship with the FIU film studies program. As well, local filmmakers often seek interns interested in hands-on learning about pre-production, production and/or post-production processes. Students are also encouraged to seek out internships with film festivals, filmmakers, and other local organizations or businesses involved with the moving image (yes, even game design!) and to consult with the director of the film studies program to see how these positions can fit into their course of study at FIU.
Specific Information about various internship opportunities will appear here as they become available. Please check back to our Forum page often for new listings.
FIU Film Studies Certificate Program
Film Studies program interns work on social media and program development and logistics in various capacities. The director works with interns to take advantage of your strengths. Interns typically have 12-hours per week of on campus work (flexible scheduling) and often work in conjunction with the Writing and Rhetoric Program’s Digital Writing Studio.
Miami Jewish Film Festival
The Miami Jewish Film Festival is enthusiastic about bringing on interns from the FIU student body. Many film certificate students have held these internships over the past several years, and their experiences have always been terrific, in part because the festival staff (which now includes a former FIU intern) are generous, knowledgeable and organized. The festival is directed by the superb Igor Shteyrenberg, among the most film-knowledgeable and generous individuals anyone could hope to meet. You will work hard, learn a lot, and have a blast working for MJFF.
FilmGate, a local non-profit dedicated to to promoting local filmmaking and interactive media, is always looking to take on interns in various capacities. Diliana Alexander, the director of FilmGate, will be teaching a course at FIU in Eastern European Magical Realism in the fall of 2016.
Coral Gables Art Cinema
Although CGAS has no internships officially listed at the time of this posting, they frequently are in the looking for interns and have a good relationship with the FIU Film Studies program. If/when they are officially searching for interns, listing will be posted here, but even when they aren’t it can pay to get in touch with them and even submit a resume.