Internship at Documentary Media Non-Profit | BAVC

Internship at Documentary Media Non-Profit

Citizen Film

1426 Fillmore Street #201
San Francisco, CA  94115

Video Production
Local (Bay Area)
September 27

Citizen Film is a Bay Area documentary media non-profit organization, founded in 2001.  Citizen Film produce several projects simultaneously, so interns are involved in all stages of documentary film production, editing, distribution and public engagement.

Applicants must be available 2-3 days per week (10am - 5pm) during the semester (12-16 weeks total, depending on the start date and end dates of the semester). The internship is especially powerful for applicants in the last year of their undergraduate degree (or later) with 3 consecutive days available.

This is an unpaid internship.

To Apply -

Email a cover letter and resume to Include any media experience, as well as your level of familiarity with the computer programs used in our office.

Company Overview:

Citizen Film is an independent documentary production company that collaborates with community organizations to make and disseminate character-driven documentary films. Work by Citizen Film’s principals has screened on television (PBS, HBO, IFC, TLC, etc.) and at some of our country's most prestigious venues, including Sundance Film Festival, MoMA NY, the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Hirshhorn, the Whitney, and more.

Click here to see a sample of our most recent work, American Creed (national PBS broadcast).


•  Assist in running successful media engagement campaigns by helping to build outreach lists and partner relationships.  Help to maintain contact information in Salesforce database

•  Research wide variety of topics, from archival media sources to potential funding partners and beyond

•  Assist with media management on several concurrent projects

•  Support office administration of a fast-paced documentary film non-profit organization



We are always looking for someone with strong communication and organization skills, who is passionate about documentary film as a medium for social impact. Interns should be Mac savvy, detail oriented, and skilled at multi-tasking. Interns must be courteous, professional and reliable and should have experience in online and library research. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is essential. Working knowledge of the following is preferred but not required: Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign and Final Cut Pro.