Internships at Kartemquin

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 with any questions. No phone calls, please.

The internship will be on a hiatus starting Summer 2020 as Kartemquin prepares to redesign the internship program. Questions? Email