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Call for interns/volunteers!

The 7th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)
is an international documentary film festival, starting its 7th year screenings in Palo Alto, October 20-24, 2004. A non-competitive, human-rights based festival that focuses on United Nations issues, UNAFF covers subjects ranging from: racism, refugees' protection, war and disarmament, environmental survival, homelessness, children, women's issues, universal education and economic sustainability.

If you have interest in documentary films and/or human rights issues this is a perfect chance for you to get involved in a community-based non-profit organization. It is an opportunity to not only gain experience in film festival planning and be a part of the behind the scenes action, but you will also have an opportunity to see many documentaries that are rarely seen elsewhere in the United States and it is also a great opportunity to meet and talk with filmmakers! To thank you for your help you will receive UNAFF festivals pass for all five days at Stanford and special screenings in San Francisco! This is your chance to make a difference for your community and increase your own awareness about human-rights issues that affect people globally.

Depending on individual experience and/or interest, potential intern/volunteer activities include work in the following four campaigns:

1.  Fundraising Campaign - Fundraising assistant: As a non-profit organization, we generate funding through various grants and foundations and local community organizations. The intern will be involved in all aspects of grant writing, foundation research and funding solicitation.  Prior fundraising experience is a plus.

2.  Publicity Campaign - Marketing Assistant: Intern will be directly involved in generating publicity for the festival through the media (newspapers, radio, and TV).  Involvement will include development of press release and press kit, as well as other marketing materials. Intern will gain experience in coordination and execution of a press conference, as well. Good organizational and communication skills.

3. Festival Logistics - Administrative assistant: we are looking for a highly motivated individual interested in learning film curation and festival planning. Intern will be responsible for establishing contacts with filmmakers, soliciting entries to the festival, helping with promotional festival events, mailing, building and maintaining database.

If interested please send a cover letter detailing which area you have interest, with your resume to or call (650) 724-5544.

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