BFF2017 Internships

Interested in becoming an intern at Boise Film Festival? We sure are interested in you!

Learn the day-in, day-out of planning a film festival with internship positions in a variety of our departments. Our internships begin various times throughout the year until September 2017.

We are open to interns of all ages and backgrounds - if you have a passion for film, we want you on our team!

If you also have a passion for creating films, we would love for you to indicate that on your application! Additional internship projects may be available for filmmakers and videographers.

We recognize that most interns will be looking for college credit and we are happy to provide credit; however, there is no monetary compensation for these internships.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and two (2) references to info@boisefilmfestival.org before May 15, 2017.

Internships will begin June 1, 2017 and run through the end of September 2017. We are open to starting internships earlier if you are the perfect applicant and apply early.

Marketing and Social Media Intern -

The Marketing and Social Media Intern will be working closely with the Director of Marketing to generate ticket sales and interest for our year-round events and annual Festival. The applicant should be prepared to work in a collaborative and fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing.

Needs to be: organized; detailed-oriented; communicative; in-depth knowledge of Google Drive and Gmail; have some related experience in Marketing and Social Media; be available for at least 5 hours per week during the internship and the whole Festival weekend in September 2017.

General responsibilities may include:

– Assist Director of Marketing with daily, weekly and monthly tasks such as social media, newsletter blasts, website updates, coordination with the graphic design department, writing blogs for our website, press releases, etc.

– Obtain and select post-event photos to be used in PR, eblasts, website and social media

– Develop a clear understanding of official BFF website and online presence in order to improve upon and continue developing

– Prepare Board presentations

– Liaison with press contacts under the direction of the Director of Marketing

– Website and social media optimization

– Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks

– Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter and more

– Keyword and Cost/Benefit analysis

Intern will gain and/or improve upon their:

– General marketing, communication and social media skills

– Understanding of inner workings of non-profit organization

– Understanding and knowledge of marketing for a film festival

– Knowledge of marketing relations and marketing initiatives

– Ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization

Reports to: Director of Marketing and the Executive Director

Ideal Majors: Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Business, Computer Science, Language

 

Events and Programming Intern -

Under the direction of our Director of Events and Programming, the intern will observe and assist with various projects assigned by the Director and Executive Director.

Needs to be: organized; detailed-oriented; communicative; in-depth knowledge of Google Drive and Gmail; have some related experience in Event Coordination and Programming; be available for at least 5 hours per week during the internship and the whole Festival weekend in September 2017.

General responsibilities may include:

– Assisting with the planning and coordination of meetings and events

– Assisting in communications around event management

– Assisting with venue scouting, onsite event management, set-up and breakdown

– Working with volunteers on-site for various events

– Assisting with special events sales process

– Observing client intake and event logistics

– Assisting in on-site event execution to include set up, break-down and AV support

– Assisting in providing customer service to Boise Film Festival patrons

– Soliciting films prior to the festival

– Work with Director of Programming to help notify winners after Jury announcement for respective sections

– Assist in notifying all filmmakers of acceptance by the Festival

Intern will gain and/or improve upon their:

– General communication skills

– Understanding of inner workings of non-profit organization

– Understanding and knowledge of executing events

– Client intake procedures and exceeding client expectations

– Logistical support of event management

– Knowledge of conflict resolution and guest satisfaction

– Ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization

– Understanding of special events and hospitality industry

– General customer service skills

Reports to: Director of Events and Programming and the Executive Director

Ideal Majors: Event Management, Public Relations, Business, Communications, Film

 

Graphic Design Intern -

The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for creating brand-consistent materials for both on and offline promotions. The graphic design internship prepares students for future in-house work and the ability to add design work to their portfolio.

Needs to be: organized; detailed-oriented; communicative; in-depth knowledge of Google Drive and Gmail; have some related experience in Graphic Design; be available for at least 5 hours per week during the internship and the whole Festival weekend in September 2017.

General responsibilities may include:

– Create graphics and design layouts for print ads, flyers and digital/social media campaigns

– Collaborate with Director of Marketing

Intern will gain and/or improve upon their:

– General communication skills

– Graphic Design skills

– Experience in understanding the brand of an organization and effectively connecting that brand to an image

Reports to: Director of Marketing and the Executive Director

Ideal Majors: Graphic Design, Design, Art

 

Development and Community Outreach Intern -

The Development and Community Outreach Intern works with the Executive Director on negotiating Festival promotion, research potential sponsorships and grants, culminating and curating our partnerships with local organizations, companies, and venues, and maintaining our sponsorship data and year-round grants deadlines.

Needs to be: organized; friendly; detailed-oriented and able to time-manage; comfortable on the phone and a creative writer; communicative; in-depth knowledge of Google Drive and Gmail; have some related experience in fund-raising; be available for at least 5 hours per week during the internship and the whole Festival weekend in September 2017.

General responsibilities may include:

– Negotiating Festival promotion

– Writing grants and other development/fundraising copy

– Research potential sponsorships and grants

– Curating our partnerships with local organizations, companies, and venues

– Maintaining our sponsorship data and year-round grants deadlines

Intern will gain and/or improve upon their:

– People skills and time management skills

–  General communication skills

– Understanding of inner workings of non-profit organization

– Understanding and knowledge of grant writing and fundraising

– Logistical support of event management

– Ability to work in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization

Reports to: Executive Director

Ideal Majors: Arts, Arts Administration, Business