The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate and make accessible the art of world cinema. Film screenings, distinguished panels and seminars, sold-out Tributes, gala events and educational programming attracts over 90,000 film enthusiasts, entertainment industry professionals and celebrities from around the world during the eleven days of the annual Festival. The planning of an event of this size and scope is not an easy task. The SBIFF office and all of its departments work hard year round preparing for the next Festival. Come Festival time, the office is a fast-paced, high-pressure machine.
SBIFF is recruiting dedicated, hard working interns who want to work in a fast-paced environment. Good communication and writing skills are a must, as well as multitasking and the ability to work independently. Customer service oriented individuals who act with professionalism are key.
In the months leading up to the Festival (Nov-Jan) this is a part time non-paid internship requiring a minimum of 10 hours a week; During the two weeks of the Festival in January, availability must be flexible and a minimum of 40 hours is required.
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIPS:
Depending on the department an intern is assigned to, internships may start in November, December or January. Internships run through the end of February.
SUMMER AND YEAR ROUND INTERNSHIPS:
Summer or year round internships are available.
Intern tasks may include:
– Research projects
– Assist all departments depending on needs
– Assist with various year round events such as Cinema Society and The Wave Film Festivals
Interns will be assigned to a department according to skills, proficiency and qualifications. Assignments are flexible and interns may also become familiar with and learn specifics of other departments as well. By working in specific departments of the Festival, interns will have an opportunity to become specialized with a focus on projects over tasks.