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Hawaii International Film Festival Internships

at Hawaii International Film Festival
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Honolulu

Hawaii International Film Festival Internships

HIFF internships offer opportunities to gain a broad range of work experiences in film
festivals. HIFF interns work closely with festival staff to plan, coordinate, and implement
special events, educational programs, and film screenings. Those interested should have
interest in the arts and/or film. While internships are unpaid, festival staff will work with
interns to gain school credit for work performed. Interns will also receive credit in the festival publication and can see films for free! HIFF requires a commitment of 15 to 40 hours per week and a set work schedule.

If you are interested in a HIFF internship, please e-mail us at nancy@hiff.org .
Please send your resume and cover letter, with the position you are interested in.
2019 HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS
The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is looking for skilled, enthusiastic and
dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of the 39th annual HIFF,
which will take place in Honolulu from November 7-17, 2019. HIFF internships consist of
project-oriented tasks such as event planning, sponsor relations, marketing & public
relations, database management, outreach, clerical and archival work, media creation and
management and travel/hospitality.

Scheduling is flexible. The internship is best suited for a person willing to share and gain
skills in the arenas of film programming, event planning, data management, and non-profit arts administration, with a sincere interest in Asian American and Asian media arts.

These are part-time and unpaid positions, and interns are responsible for finding their own room and board, if you are not a resident of Hawaii.

BENEFITS
Internships offer excellent opportunities to experience and participate in an exciting film and cultural event. Interns will get hands-on experience with festival planning and
implementation, as well as gain exposure to the Asian American arts community.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL INTERNSHIP POSITIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication skills.
  • Team player who can also work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
  • Basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.
  • Basic knowledge of Internet (all browser platforms and advance search), Facebook,
    Pinterest, Twitter.
  • Vehicle access and driver’s license very desirable.

POSITION: Programming Intern
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: September 2019 – November 2019
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week. Additional hours during Festival dates.
PROJECTS:
– Maintaining archives and festival database.
– Assisting screening committee and programming team.
– Focused film research to develop articles and blogs for HIFF website.
– Marketing and outreach of festival program to local communities.
– Assisting with the coordination of seminars.
– Assisting with the coordination of educational programs.

POSITION: CREATIVE MEDIA INTERN
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2019-November 2019
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week, with at least a 25 hour commitment during the festival.
PROJECTS:
– Assisting the HIFF team with creation and management of video assets
– Shoot and edit material for HIFF social media and special programs
– Shoot and edit HIFF events
– Assist in all media and print management

POSITION: Development/Sponsorship Intern
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: August 2019 – November 2019
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week. Additional hours during Festival dates.
PROJECTS:
– Assisting the Director of Sponsorship and Events.
– Maintaining sponsor information in the festival database.
– Assist in collecting sponsor marketing materials for festival program.
– Assist in benefits fulfillment.
– Collecting and managing surveys during the festival.

POSITION: Special Events Intern
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: October 2019 – November 2019
TIME COMMITMENT : 10 to 15 hours per week. Additional hours during Festival dates.
PROJECTS:
– Assisting the Director of Sponsorship and Events.
– Maintaining events information in the festival database.
– Assist with outreach of public events.
– Assist in giving directions and managing volunteers during events.
– Assist in the set-up and breakdown of events.
– Assist in the maintenance of guest lists.
– Assist managing of special materials.
– Assist with the liaising of events’ sponsors and contractors.

POSITION: Public Relations (PR) Intern
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: October 2019 – November 2019
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week. Additional hours during Festival dates.
PROJECTS:
– Assisting the Press and Public Relations teams.
– Manage press accreditations.
– Maintaining press releases and publicity files related to the festival, films and events.
– Maintaining media library on the HIFF website.
– Assist in preparing, composing, and distributing press releases and press kits.
– Generating correspondences with media.
– Assist with tracking and completing assignments and deadlines.

POSITION: Education Intern
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: October 2019 – November 2019
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week. Additional hours during Festival dates.
PROJECTS:
– Assisting the Associate Director of Programming and Programming Coordinator
– Assist with gathering materials and data for HIFF Education website pages
– Outreach to teachers on Oahu & Big Island to recruit classes for participation
– Assist with organizing Guest Filmmaker Program classroom visits
– Attend Guest Filmmaker Program classroom visits across the island of Oahu during the
film festival, liaising with teachers and filmmakers.
– Assist on-site with Cultural & Visual Literacy Program student screenings at Regal Dole
Cannery theaters during the film festival.
– Assist with set-up and implementation of select Creative Lab seminars, liaising with
venue staff, and filmmakers.

POSITION: Travel and Hospitality Intern
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: October 2019 – November 2019
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 to 15 hours per week. Additional hours during Festival dates.
PROJECTS:
– Assist with booking air, accommodations and land transportation
– Maintains records of guest’s bookings and requests.
– Assists with promoting and coordinating activities and tours
– Coordinates guest’s transportation needs to events and functions
– Generates correspondence with guests

Contact Details:

Nancy McDonald

nancy@hiff.org

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