Programming Internship

Part Time | San Francisco | Seasonal

TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to with the name of the position in the subject line. 

The Jewish Film Institute is seeking motivated and curious interns to assist the Programming department in a range of tasks related to film selection, submissions management and more.

LOCATION: San Francisco Bay Area, California

POSITION TIMEFRAME: Immediately | 2016-2017 | 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship but we can offer units of academic credit.

The Jewish Film Institute is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media and a leading arts and culture organization in the Bay Area. Built on the foundation of the world-renowned San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - the world's first and largest Jewish film festival - the Jewish Film Institute catalyzes and inspires communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life and culture through film, media, and dialogue. In addition to its signature summer Festival, the Jewish Film Institute presents year-round live events in the San Francisco Bay Area and a host of online content initiatives, including JFI On Demand, the pay-per-view streaming service that makes a portion of films from its archive available to watch online.

The Jewish Film Institute is seeking a Programming Intern to be a part of our year-round programming team in preparation for the 37thSan Francisco Jewish Film Festival, summer 2017.  This position is a temporary internship responsible for supporting the Program Director and Programmer, with implementing all programming efforts.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Data entry and film tracking in database
  • Entering film submissions info into database
  • Make dubs of and label all film submissions
  • Support Program Coordinator in doing film research
  • Watch and evaluate submitted films
  • General Office and Administrative tasks


  • Knowledge and interest in cinema studies and Jewish culture
  • Experience in film production/post production
  • Familiarity with FileMaker Pro database
  • Some prior knowledge and interest of film festivals

 JFI & SFJFF internships are wonderful positions for both those with prior experience in the field of nonprofit arts administration as well as those seeking to gain new experience.

No phone calls, please.