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Bridges Fellowship

Bridges Fellowship

Dive deep into the filmmaking field with technical training, career counseling, an internship stipend, and internship placement support. Make connections between media-making and social justice while learning from artists and entrepreneurs.

Are you interested in learning about video production as a profession? The Bridges Fellowship is designed to help a diverse cohort of transitional-age youth (18-24 years old) learn strategies to successfully prepare for, challenge, and ultimately surmount the barriers to entering employment in media and technology. In order to do so, Bridges Fellows will receive an immersive 10-week training in workplace literacy, career readiness, and communication skills while gaining skills in video pre-production, production, and postproduction. A paid internship is included!

Fellows will:

  • Participate in a 10 week-long series of technical and career skills trainings and industry field trips from February 12 to April 20 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at BAVC on Mondays, Wednesdays. On Fridays, classes are from 4:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Gain career readiness through career coaching & advising, job search training, and technical training.
  • Identify and get placed in a paid 40-hour internship with BAVC's support
  • Receive $500 after completing an internship
  • Present their internship experience and video work at a culminating Symposium on April 20
  • Join an amazing community of support and talent

Note: Participants who successfully complete this 10-week fellowship will earn a Video Production Fast Track.


Applicants must be between the ages of 18-24 and reside in San Francisco. Applicants must be able to commit to all program components and dates. Successful candidates will possess an interest in video production and editing with a drive to excel in these industries. Twelve fellows will be selected.

Applications for Fall 2018 are not yet open. Interested applicants are encouraged to click below to provide your contact information so we can email you once the application is up! If you have questions, email

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Amber Pope, 2015 Bridges Fellow

I’m really passionate about social issues and that’s where I found common ground with the rest of my cohort.

Amber Pope
2015 Bridges Fellow

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