Internship Opportunities with the Atlanta Film Society

The Atlanta Film Society (ATLFS) is a year-round, non-profit media arts organization that specializes in film screenings, educational support and film and media events, including an annual screenplay competition and the Academy Award® qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, held each spring. Our internships give interns a well-rounded experience and knowledge of producing a film festival, as well as experience working for a non-profit, member-based, media arts organization.

Interns assist with administrative duties, membership, and event planning and coordination. Please note that while an internship with ATLFS is a great way to get connected to the local film community, we are not a film studio and cannot provide internships in film production.

Basic Requirements for all Interns:

  • Must be at least 18 years-old (internships for High School Seniors available on a case by case basis)

  • Must work a minimum of 10 hours per week (office hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

  • Must be available to work a select number of after-hours events (some events are off-site). Depending on the nature of the event, hours worked may be applied to minimum hours required

  • Must work a minimum of 4 months (16 weeks)

  • Internships are unpaid

  • Interns should be energetic, outgoing and enjoy working with the public. Interns should have excellent written and oral communications skills, phone manners and organizational abilities.

Available Concentrations


  • Assists in coordinating with sponsors
  • Assists in business relationships, member coordination, ticketing, and other aspects of non-profit business management
  • Experience with Google Documents preferred
  • Help with research and assist in pitch and/or presentation preparation
  • Assist in research for grants and possible sponsors
  • Creating and Editing Agreements
  • Exposure, participation and/or experience with earned income (contracts for services, tickets and membership sales)
  • Take on projects as the lead with supervision
  • Administration services


  • Assists with the organization of Eat, Drink, & B-Indie monthly panel/networking events
  • Assists with the design, organization and execution of ATLFS workshops and classes
  • Assists with ATLFF Creative Conference
  • Assists with educational initiatives with community partners
  • Passion for education is required

Film Programming

  • Assists with the ATLFF Submission and Screening Processes
  • Assists with organizing and communicating with screening committees
  • Capable of navigating Withoutabox and FilmFreeway databases
  • Should be fervent and knowledgable about independent film & media


  • Coordinates and assists ATLFS in media production
  • Assists with A/V Toolbox rentals
  • Assists with ATLFF print traffic


  • Assists in maintaining ATLFS presence on the web, including social media
  • Assists in creating and gathering information for e-blasts, such as weekly email, screening invites, festival related announcements etc.
  • Experience in HTML, web publishing a plus
  • Assists with designing collateral, web & print marketing
  • Assists in ATLFS creative campaigns
  • Assists in marketing of Film Festival Collective On Demand Channel
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator or other design equivalent a plus


  • Assists in organizing and communicating with volunteers
  • Assist in staging and scheduling of upcoming screenings, workshops and events
  • Assists with A/V Toolbox rentals
  • General office duties

Internship duties/requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Interns should be Mac & PC literate
  • Interns answer all office phone calls, so verbal customer service and phone etiquette is essential
  • Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel required
  • Experience with Google Email and Documents preferred
  • Assists in organizing and communicating with volunteers
  • Assist in staging and scheduling of upcoming workshops and events
  • Capable of navigating database for festival submissions
  • Assists in organizing and communicating with screening committees
  • Assists in maintaining and updating website
  • Assists in maintaining ATLFS presence on the web, including social media
  • Assists in writing basic event announcements
  • Assists in creating marketing materials including fliers, posters and other ancillaries (proficiency with Photoshop and Illustrator preferred, but not required)
  • Assist in documenting events, including some filming and photography
  • Assists in maintaining ATLFS membership database
  • Assists in member recruitment
  • Maintenance of prior festival archives and storage


SPRING: January 15 – May 15

(Deadline to apply: December 10th)

SUMMER: May 1 – September 1

(Deadline to apply: March 25th)

FALL: August 15 – December 15

(Deadline to apply: August 1st)

In between internship seasons we always need volunteers, especially in the spring!

Internship Application Form

Name *
Phone *
Desired Internship Concentration *
Pick your primary area of interest.
Secondary Internship Concentration *
Please do not select your primary concentration.
Desired Internship Term
Pick your primary term(s) you are interested in.
Our official office hours are Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM, but we are pretty flexible. Let us know what days and, if applicable, what hours you foresee being available to work.
Have you ever volunteered for the Atlanta Film Festival (or year-round ATLFS event)? *
Will you be performing this internship for college credit? *