The Blackbird Film Festival is always looking for energetic and enthusiastic interns interested in media production, marketing, public relations, and event planning to join our team! During festival preparation months (September to May) Blackbird interns work to make this special event come together - from securing sponsors, designing promotional material, curating film screenings, working closely with filmmakers, and so much more!
If you are super outgoing and love working with other people in a team environment, consider applying for the Event Coordinator position. If you're someone who loves watching films and works better independently then apply to be a Submission Judge. If offered the position, you'll be joining an amazing group of highly motivated individuals with who you'll definitely have some fantastic memories and lasting friendships!
This internship was a great learning experience! Through teamwork, collaboration and friendship, I learned how to be a better communicator and leader.
I couldn’t have asked for a better internship and am eternally grateful for the lessons, connections and opportunities it’s given me. The bird will forever be the word.
I was truly inspired by this internship and with the connections I was able to make, I feel very confident entering into the job market.
I can genuinely say I gained twenty plus new friends through interning at Blackbird. I couldn’t recommend this internship enough to other students!
I've loved every moment of this internship and I'm so honored to have been given the opportunity to participate with such amazingly creative people!
Assistant Directors work closely with the Festival Directors to supervise and manage the Event Coordinator Working Teams. The Assistant Director position is ONLY open to former Event Coordinators who demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities during their tenure and embody Blackbird's core values. Assistant Directors are typically invited to apply by Festival Directors following the completion of their Event Coordinator internship.
Event Coordinators are the wacky-fun face of Blackbird and they work tirelessly to bring the festival weekend to life. From developing community relations, running social media campaigns, coordinating special programming to event setup and filmmaker outreach - Blackbird Event Coordinators do it all! If you're an outgoing, self-motivated person who loves working in a team setting then this is the right position for you! Apply to join one of the four focused Working Teams and gain the practical experience you need.
Film Judges are the backbone of Blackbird and they work to curate the official selections from a pool of over 2000 film submissions. Submission judges need to have a sharp eye for production quality, character development, and overarching story themes. Submission judges must also be strong writers with a self-motivated personality. Aside from a weekly group meeting, 90% of this position is completed independently using Youtube and Vimeo. Work schedules are extremely flexible to fit your schedule.