FLEFF Internships provide currently enrolled Ithaca College students a way to work behind the scenes at a major international multimedia festival featuring film, video, new media, music, art, installation, literature.
FLEFF Internships provide training in festival operations and best practices; background on the role of festivals in the context of creative economies, sustainability, economic development, arts, and entertainment; special sessions with festival staff and featured artists; opportunities to host and interact with festival guests and festival fellows; opportunities to work on and learn more about blogging, social media, marketing, audience development, audience outreach, festival operations, special event planning, hospitality, and intellectual/artistic networking around ideas and concepts.
The internship program is coordinated by media industry professionals.
Priority will be given to students who have taken either the FLEFF Festivals course in Spring 2013 or who have prior FLEFF internship or blogging experience.
All interns must be enrolled in a FLEFF Practicum course. Interns enroll in a 1 credit course that meets the weekend before and after the festival, and during the week of FLEFF 2014. Bloggers must enroll in a three credit, semester-long seminar on Festival Blogging, taught by FLEFF codirector and blogger Dr. Patricia R. Zimmermann.
All internships are competitive and require an application that will be reviewed by the festival staff. The internships are open in several categories: Interns, Bloggers, Team leaders, Social Media Managers/Assistants, and Assistants to the Internship Coordinator,. More information can be found describing each of these positions in the sections below.
Applicants for management/leadership positions should also expect an interview with the Assistant to the Codirectors as part of the application process. Applicants will be contacted about their interview times.