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Films on the Green Festival 2021 Internship

March 19, 2021
Film, TV & New Media Department

Since 2008 the Film, TV & New Media Department has organized an outdoor French Film Festival: Films on the Green during the summer months. Presented in partnership with NYC Parks and FACE Foundation, the festival shows the best of French cinematography in NYC Parks. While the festival had to be cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic, we are planning a special hybrid online-onsite edition for 2021.  

The internship position is a wonderful opportunity for current students in either undergraduate or postgraduate programs, to gain a better understanding of how to organize and promote an international film festival in New York City. Working under the supervision of the festival program officer, and alongside French Embassy employees across various departments (Film, communication, development), the intern will have the opportunity to gain hands-on film festival experience, while getting exposed to a French environment and cultural diplomacy.  

Days/Hours: Minimum of 2.5 days / 16-20 hours a week (availability on Fridays a plus) 
Dates: From May 3 to July 31, 2021 
Location: 972 Fifth Avenue NY / Remotely 
Monthly MetroCard provided 


Responsibilities 

You will assist the program officer in coordinating all aspects of the festival and especially: 

  • Manage viral platform including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram targeting special-interest groups and communities and create digital contents to promote the festival and the screenings 
  • Create/edit videos to promote the festival and the films 
  • Develop and implement promotional opportunities through give-away contests (follow up with partners and sponsors, coordination, promotion, etc.) 
  • Actual event on-site support (TBC) 
  • Duties may include event planning tasks, photographing events, writing content for different media (print, advertising, online media), and administrative tasks. 

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Excellent video editing skills 
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills 
  • Background studies in communication a plus 
  • Interest in French culture and society a plus 

How to Apply  

Please send cover letter and resume to nathalie.charles@frenchculture.org. Mention: “Internship - Films on the Green” in the subject line of your email before April 9, 2021.