Internships

 

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

GPJFF 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 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is to educate and engage diverse Philadelphia communities, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, by presenting world-class film premieres, repertory cinema, and associated programs that are inspired by Jewish history, heritage, and values.

Our vision is to create shared experiences and connections through film and cultural programs inspired by Jewish legacy and values.

Key Responsibilities

The GPJFF Program Intern will assist the GPJFF Executive Artistic Director with carrying out key responsibilities while preparing for our major two-week Fall Festival.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating outreach and group sales with Community Partner organizations
  • Lining up a new GPJFF volunteer base and creating a Master schedule
  • Coordinating a GPJFF street team for distributing brochures and flyers
  • Coordinating the testing of films at all fall GPJFF 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 GPJFF Screening Committee
  • Assisting with the fall festival shorts programs

Requirements

  • 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, the 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.

Click HERE for more information about this internship opportunity.
Click HERE to apply.


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

GPJFF 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 Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival in its Fall 2018 season. The Gershman 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. The intern will receive feedback daily and will work through ideas with the Executive Artistic Director.

To view poster designs from previous Graphic Design Interns, click HERE.

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 the Executive Artistic 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, Executive Artistic Director, at oantsis@pjff.org.