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Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium is accepting applications for two DX Festival Interns starting in mid-late August (flexible start date) and concluding at the end of October. Double Exposure is the nation’s first and only festival dedicated to investigative storytelling on film. It combines five days of film screenings showcasing the best in new investigative cinema with a three-day professional symposium for journalists and filmmakers. The fourth edition will take place October 10-14, 2018.

Interns participate in multiple aspects of planning and supporting Double Exposure, and have the opportunity to learn first-hand the organization and logistics involved in mounting a multi-faceted event, tailored to general audiences for the film program, and to professional journalists and filmmakers for the symposium. The symposium includes workshops, master classes, panel sessions, networking events, and a legal clinic.

The internship is open to college or graduate students or recent graduates who are highly organized, creative, self-starting, tech-savvy, and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. A commitment to excellent communication, dependability, strong work ethic, ambassadorship, and confidentiality are essential. Ideally, candidates will have a background in: communication, documentary, journalism, film, event planning, and arts management. More importantly, candidates will be enthusiastic and compelled by the mission of the festival and symposium.

The internship is part-time and requires a commitment of 20 hours per week over 8-10 weeks. Some weekend work is required, and hours may increase in the lead-up to the festival. The interns must also be available to work the week of the festival, Monday, October 8, through Sunday, October 14. The interns will work under the guidance of the Outreach and Engagement Director and the Festival Manager.

The DX Festival Intern – Outreach will support the festival by assisting in:

  • Creating meaningful content for social media, e-newsletters/ e-blasts, and website;
  • Updating and managing contacts in databases;
  • Organizing information for 75+ speakers and filmmakers;
  • Researching and identifying potential partners for collaboration;
  • Event planning;
  • Providing on-site support during festival and clean-up;
  • Performing administrative tasks as needed;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) is required. Experience in WordPress and Adobe software is a plus.

The DX Festival Intern – Tech will support the festival by assisting in:

  • Populating the selected commercial event app;
  • Assisting registration and ticketing processes;
  • Updating website;
  • Supporting design needs;
  • Organizing information for 75+ speakers and filmmakers;
  • Occasional tech troubleshooting;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and WordPress is required. Familiarity with Adobe software and social media platforms is a plus.

The interns will be based at the 100Reporters office — the presenting organization of Double Exposure — located in Northwest Washington, DC.  A modest stipend is available.

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