National Museum of American Jewish History Summer Internship Program in Partnership with PJFF

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF) is proud to be a partner location for the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Summer Internship program. If you are interested in joining us as a Program Intern this summer, please read below.

About Us

The mission of The Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF) is to celebrate Jewish values, culture, and history through the medium of film. By coming together to view films and participate in programs that educate, empower, and inspire attendees to engage in dialogue, celebrate the diversity of Jewish culture and heritage, and learn how to be positive agents of change in society, audiences gain a richer understanding of the world and the ways in which we can individually and collectively make a difference.

As one of the longest running Jewish Film Festivals in the nation, PJFF has been proud to present the best Jewish independent cinema from around the world to Philadelphia audiences and beyond for 36 years. PJFF is an inclusive program of The Gershman Y that welcomes people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, faiths, and affiliations to its doors.

Key Responsibilities

The PJFF Program Intern will assist the PJFF Director with carrying out key responsibilities while preparing for our major two-week Fall Festival:

  • Coordinating Outreach and Group Sales with Community Partner organizations
  • Lining up a new PJFF Volunteer base and creating a Master schedule
  • Coordinating a PJFF Street Team for distributing brochures and flyers
  • Coordinating the testing of films at all Fall PJFF venues
  • Assisting with speaker research and helping to create a Master schedule and individual itineraries
  • Assisting with social media research and creating original content for posts
  • Assisting with event planning
  • Assisting with procuring donations for fall events and parties
  • Assisting with other administrative duties as needed
  • Assisting with watching films for potential distribution to the PJFF screening committee
  • Assisting with the fall festival shorts programs


  • Candidate should be an undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated student.
  • Candidate should be interested in film, the arts, history, and Jewish culture.
  • Candidate should be intelligent, creative, organized, and reliable.
  • Candidate should be able to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Candidate should be an excellent writer/communicator.
  • Candidate should possess a pleasant and professional demeanor in person and on the phone.
  • Candidate should be able to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced office environment.

Duration of Internship

Summer Interns must be available to work between 30 – 40 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks.  If accepted for an internship, candidate will be expected to participate in additional seminars, group outings, and opportunities through the National Museum of American Jewish History. This internship is unpaid.

Please visit for more information about this internship opportunity. Click here to apply.

Summer Graphic Design/Illustration Intern for the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival seeks a graphic design/illustration intern who possesses the following skills, interests, and qualities:

  • Candidate must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Candidate must possess a strong design and illustration portfolio that includes examples of previous graphic design and illustration work
  • Candidate must be interested in gaining real world experience working with clients in a non-profit arts setting
  • Candidate should be interested in film, arts, and culture
  • Candidate should be interested in poster design, especially the design of film festival posters
  • Candidate should be knowledgeable about the history of graphic design/illustration
  • Candidate should be knowledgeable about typography and new trends
  • Candidate should be intelligent and self-motivated
  • Candidate should be organized and reliable
  • Candidate should be creative and resourceful
  • Candidate should possess a professional demeanor
  • Candidate should possess patience and flexibility
  • Candidate should be able to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Candidate should be able to multi-task and meet deadlines

This internship is very interactive, creative, and fun. Interns will walk away with a professional portfolio of film posters that he or she will have designed for each of the 20+ films screened at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival in its Fall 2017 season. The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival will use the designs to promote films on facebook, twitter, and instagram, as well as at screenings and events throughout its two-week festival. Intern will receive feedback daily and will work through ideas with the Festival Director.  Since everyone works differently, there is no set way the potential intern will be required to work. However, since this is a collaborative project, interns will be asked to share their ideas with Festival Director first, sketching preliminary layouts and/or illustrations before embarking on final designs.

If interested in this opportunity, please send letter of interest, CV, and links to several examples of previous design work to Olivia Antsis at