Internships at IDA

Learn about PAID summer 2014 internships for undergraduate students funded by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission - Application Deadline 05/04/14. 

Interning at IDA is a great way to learn about the world of documentary filmmaking, enhance your skills, and build your resume.  IDA interns learn while working with the IDA's staff, supporting and producing a variety of the organization's programs.  As an IDA intern, you'll have the opportunity to attend IDA events, interact with some of your favorite filmmakers, and grow your research, production, editing, social media, and design skills.  Internships at IDA are unpaid.

Send a cover letter including specific reasons you'd like to intern at IDA and your goals for the internship, and resume to Include "IDA Internship" in the subject line. 

IDA produces these programs and events:

Doc U:  Monthly panel seminars

  • coordinate among panelists with schedule and deliverables information
  • prepare Keynote or Powerpoint slideshow of clips and graphics for playback at event
  • prep onsite kit and all materials needed onsite
  • assist with venue prep
  • assist with check in and seating
  • asssist with setting up and break down of reception

IDA Documentary Screening Series: 
22 films screened September through January

  • Coordinate promotional materials and filmmaker schedules 
  • Coordinate delivery of Q&A videos in house and to media partners
  • Attend screenings. Assist with set up, check-in, Q&As, and breakdown.   
  • Fulfillment to filmmakers of photos, Q&A videos, and other deliverables

IDA Awards: Prep and submission processing. IDA Awards ceremony is 1st Friday in December

  • prep call for entries
  • answer questions relating to submission eligibility
  • prep and maintain all committee tracking documents
  • prep and send all submitted screeners to appropriate committees
  • serve as point of contact for committee chairs for updating records, questions, and scheduling

DocuDay: Back to back screenings of the Academy Award® nominated documentary shorts and features, the day before the Oscars®.

  • coordinate receiving deliverables from filmmakers for promotion and screenings
  • create files and update tracking documents
  • solicit and instruct volunteers
  • prepare lists of materials to go to site
  • prepare onsite kit
  • oversee ticketing and ensure all registration materials are prepped and packed
  • create signage and flyers

Assist with other events (quarterly day long conferences, member mixers, etc) as needed.

Events often occur after business hours and on weekends.