Internships 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 in maintaining ATLFF 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 ATLFF creative campaigns
  • Assists in marketing of Film Festival Collective OnDemand Channel
  • Experience in Photoshop, Illustrator or other design equivalent a plus


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


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

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 ATLFF 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 ATLFF 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.
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? *
Will you be performing this internship for college credit? *