Conference Intern

Job Description:

The Conference Department celebrates screenwriters’ contributions to film and television. Held during the first four days of the Festival, the Conference features panels and workshops that cover all aspects of the art, craft and business of screenwriting from the masters themselves – leading Hollywood writers, directors, producers, agents, managers and production company executives. Interns will assist the Creative Director in coordinating these numerous panels, including extensive research on incoming guests, potential speakers and topics, trends in the industry and ultimately playing a large role in the overall event preparation, management, and logistical organization.

Job Requirements:

People skills are a must. You must be able to juggle multiple projects, complete thorough tasks in short periods of time, and organize projects with a focus on prioritization and meticulousness. It is preferred that you have an interest in film and film-related events. Interns that take part in the execution of the Conference leading up to and throughout the Festival are expected to act as hosts for incoming speakers and registrants alike, manage high-stress/high-volume situations with ease, and oversee a team of volunteers to ensure as smooth of an event as possible. Ideal candidates should have an equal interest in both event production and the film industry; a knowledge of screenwriters and independent film is preferred.

Each department has different qualifications. Please carefully review all the departments available before selecting the one you feel best suits you. All Internships are unpaid, but have great benefits! We also have a variety of internship opportunities available in our contract departments (to be posted in the Summer).

All internship applicants seeking course credit are required to provide proof of their internship requirements for school.

Do you have to be in school to participate? No – we have a variety of volunteer opportunities for those seeking experience!

An internship is any official or formal program that provides practical experience in an occupation or profession. It is done in exchange for school credit (usually as a graduation requirement) from an accredited college or university.

We also have opportunities for the same positions to those who want to volunteer their time for the festival in exchange for credentials and to gain creditable experience in an occupation or profession in the film or event planning industry. If you are a student, recent graduate, or someone looking to change career paths you can participate in a volunteer capacity.

Internships consist of a regular weekly work schedule within a particular AFF department and are designed to expand participants professional knowledge and experience.

For questions about the internship and volunteer programs, or for more information on specific departments, please call 512-478-4795 or email [email protected]


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  • Fill out an application (see link above) and attach below.
  • Attach a copy of your resume. Please submit all documents in PDF Format.
  • Email, mail, fax or deliver to:
    Austin Film Festival
    ATTN: Internship: Department you wish to apply for
    1801 Salina Street, Austin, TX 78702
    FAX: 512-478-6205
    [email protected]

If submitting via email, the subject line should read: Internship: department you wish to apply for

For example – Internship: Marketing Intern

Please feel free to put more than one department in the space allotted.

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