The Doc Tank Internship in filmmaking, Brooklyn, NY
The best candidate would be into documentary, willing to do tasks in exchange for learning, able to take charge and help, confident enough to ask questions, and tactful enough to know when not to. We take our responsibility to teach interns very seriously and do not exploit.
The Doc Tank seeks interns to assist with all aspects of the company work. Interns will have an opportunity to work closely with a busy, friendly, disorganized and opinionated team of filmmakers, with over 20 years of experience in the documentary film and TV world.
Intern responsibilities include:
office chores & errands & management
logging & transcribing tapes
prepping & organizing material for editing
assisting on local shoots when possible
researching and reporting stories
researching and writing funding requests
Final Cut Pro technical support
updating this website
Other pluses are: intelligence, humor, energy; experience in film, journalism, research or office work, a good phone manner; driver's license; camera skills; writing skills, a laptop; being able to work alone; good eater; good cook; interest in politics, writing, feminism, the arts, dogs and comedy.
The minimum time commitment is 16 hours a week, during weekday hours, for three months. More hours and a longer period is preferable.
There is no pay. The position could lead to a paying job, and to freelance income sooner. Interns have unlimited opportunities to learn in all skill areas, to become familiar with the documentary community, and to develop personal taste in the medium.
To apply, please email an updated résumé and briefly:
tell us about yourself,
discuss any experience in documentary filmmaking;
discuss any relevant talents/ knowledge/ skills.