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Summer Internship Opportunity


Vermont Folk Life Center is currently seeking a video/film editor this summer to work on possibly two projects (1) producing a short vignette about the Intervale Community Farm using footage that was shot there last summer, and (2) another short film about a Puja Celebration that took place in Burlington last month organized by the Nepali community there. The student would work in the Vermont Folk Life Center office in town.


CCI will pay the student $500 for an estimated 50 hours of part-time work. Student could start as soon as possible.


Please contact Alicia Gomez if you’re interested in this opportunity.

Bread Loaf Screenwriting Workshop Coordinator Needed

Job Description: 

Recent Graduates of Middlebury College preferred.

The Middlebury Breadloaf Screenwriting Workshop is a new initiative funded through the Fund For Innovation. The Workshop will be held in Middlebury, VT (main campus and Bread Loaf Campus) in January 2018 and will bring together Middlebury students enrolled in the Film and Media Winter Term Class, distinguished professionals from the entertainment industry (mentors), and six emerging screenwriters (fellows) selected through a nationwide open application process. The workshop offers screenwriting mentorship for the six fellows and facilitates familiarization with the script development process for the Middlebury students. Inspired by powerhouses such as the Sundance and Film Independent Labs, the Bread Loaf Screenwriting Workshop will mobilize Middlebury’s alumni and faculty resources to build a hub of creativity where our students can have a first experience of the professional screenwriting world.

The Workshop Coordinator will be responsible for the management, organizing and logistics of the workshop from its launching to the final post-workshop evaluation. Working under the supervision of the Workshop Director, the Coordinator will manage the application process, the inviting, communication and continued contact with the selected fellows and the mentors, the media presence of the workshop, the preparation and logistics of the week-long event, as well as the post-workshop wrap, evaluation and prep for the next edition. The Coordinator will be at the center of a network consisting of College units, entertainment industry professionals, national and Internet-based media, alumni, guests and students and will be responsible for building and maintaining this network.

Timetable: July 3, 2017 to April 8, 2018, approximately 30 hours per week (40 per week in January). Position is eligible for part-time benefits.

Compensation: OP3 at $15.22/hour


Social Entrepreneurship Video Intern Needed

Job Description: The Social Entrepreneurship office is seeking a temporary intern to film and edit high-quality interviews with senior Social Entrepreneurship Fellows. The five interviews will take place over the course of one afternoon; the intern will be responsible for equipment setup/takedown and filming. The student intern will also be responsible for editing the footage, which will be posted online and sent to program supporters and donors.

Timetable: Interviews will be ideally be shot during reading days, edited during the exam period, and delivered before leaving for the summer. 

Compensation: Level C ($11.09/hour)

Contact: Heather Neuwirth,

DGA Student Film Awards

About: The Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards for African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Women Directors are designed to honor, encourage, and bring attention to outstanding minority and women directors in DGA selected film schools in the Eastern and Western regions. The awards bring prizes of $2,500 to the winners in each category and $1,000 to Jury Award winners, in both regions. Awards ceremonies will be held at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles and New York on dates to be determined.

Entry Deadline: All submissions must be submitted by Friday, October 6, 2017.

General Rules/Submit:

Assistant Film Editor Needed

Job Description: This is a Spring Internship opportunity to work on a local, feature-length documentary in a significant capacity. While our team heads to Alaska to film, we are looking for an editor to help catalogue, manage, and edit together footage.

Through this process, you will grow your filmmaking skills and gain an intimate perspective on the production of a feature film. We utilize a powerful editing workflow that is the standard in the documentary film world, and this internship is a unique opportunity to learn that system. This is a structured internship with a high degree of autonomy. As Midd alums we understand the time commitment required by a traditional semester, which is why we are interested in a student who can effectively manage his or her course load.

Timetable: This creative and highly driven individual should be able to commit to 6-8 hours a week. 

More Information: To learn more about the film and its impact check out

Requirements: The intern does NOT need to be a film major, but experience with Adobe Premiere Pro is necessary. 
Experience with any other creative cloud apps is a plus. Applicant should be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to set and make their own deadlines during the academic semester.
Compensation: $11/hr for 6-8 hours a week. 
Contact: Apply on MOJO if interested.

Marketing and Photoshop Help Needed for Documentary

Job Description (1): Local director of three feature documentaries looking for someone to help with marketing them. That is, researching the related markets, using social media and other ideas to get the work out. This experience will help you later, when you make your own movie!

Must be self-motivated, competent, and reliable. 

Job Description (2): Needed ASAP: Help from someone who knows Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and could put the pieces together for a website page that was hacked. Will pay.

Compensation: Volunteer in exchange for good recommendation and/or small pay for someone with results!

Contact: Sas Carey, Middlebury,, 802-388-1301


CASTING CALL – Actor Slates

Calling any and all actors. Or calling any and all people that don’t consider themselves actors but want to try it out anyway.

The Film and Media Culture Department is holding an open call for anyone interested in acting in student films. Simply prepare a short short monologue, sign up, show up, stand in front of a camera, recite said monologue, and leave. Easy enough. If this sounds like fun, read the specifics below and sign up for a short ten minute slot.

Sign Up:

When: Wednesday October 26, 3:00-5:00pm or 8:00-10:00pm

Where: Axinn Production Studio 001 (enter through the back doors by the Admissions building and go down one flight of stairs, follow the signs to the right)

What to Prepare: A very short (15-30 seconds) monologue. It can be from a TV show, movie, play, or anything else.


Job Description:

The Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years. This nine-week expense-paid opportunity begins with a comprehensive one-week orientation to cable, broadcasting, advertising, and digital media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question a stellar line-up of industry leaders at company visits, panel discussions, and negotiation simulations. Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the Fellowship. Throughout the summer, Fellows also learn how to successfully network by attending industry events and by conducting informational interviews with executives.

Participants emerge from this program with a strong understanding of our entire business, along with carefully honed skills in career planning, resume writing, and interviewing. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before starting a career within the media industry.

Eligibility: Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2017.

Compensation: Expense-Paid Opportunity: Travel, housing, and living allowance included.

Contact: Visit to apply.