Internships at IDA

Interning at IDA is a great way to support the organization, build your project management skills, and get access to leading documentary films and filmmakers.

Learn about PAID summer 2014 internships funded by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

IDA interns support the Programs and Events Department. 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: 
15 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.  All interns are required to participate.

Benefits - attend IDA events, learn production management basics, face (or at least phone!) time with your favorite doc filmmakers, in a supportive (although hard working and sometimes demanding) work environment.

To apply for an internship at IDA, send a cover letter and resume to:

Amy Jelenko
Program & Event Manager
International Documentary Association