In keeping with our tradition of nurturing emerging documentary talent, interns at Kartemquin have the opportunity to participate first hand in the making of high quality social issue documentaries.
Kartemquin’s internship program is acclaimed by students, colleges and the film industry, and is renowned for its high educational value. Interns are quickly immersed in all aspects of the organization.
Throughout the term, interns attend educational workshops with staff members and producers who teach various aspects of the documentary field and answer questions about their given project or area of expertise. These workshops include: camera and lighting, sound, dubbing, editing, ethics and fair use, project fundraising and financing, an intern demo pitch and feedback session, and a "lunch with Gordon."
The Kartemquin intern experience closely follows the progress of the films under construction, making each internship term unique and exposing students to sample a range of activities including, but not limited to, project research, fundraising, production, distribution and marketing.
Interns are offered a modest stipend to cover internship expenses which half is distributed at the midway point while the other half is distributed at the end. To apply, please fill out the application below and upload your cover letter and resume. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. No phone calls, please.
|Spring Internship||Jan 15 – May 15|
|Summer Internship||Jun 15 – Aug 15|
|Fall Internship||Sep 15 – Dec 20|
|Spring Internship||December 1|
|Summer Internship||May 1|
|Fall Internship||August 15|
|Spring Internship||December 30|
|Summer Internship||May 30|
|Fall Internship||September 1|
We’re now accepting applications for Fall Internships
The deadline for application is August 15, 2018
"The workshops are amazing. And sitting in on the labs has been a truly fascinating experience. All the events are spectacular, and everybody in the office is so nice and welcoming and full of wisdom."
"I've absorbed a wealth of knowledge of the inner workings of the doc industry which will be wholly invaluable moving forward."
"The workshops are fantastic! Very inspiring and very helpful. Gaining skills that I can use after the internship and that make me a more valuable member of a filmmaking team."
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Guidestar
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