If you have an interest in filmmaking and/or human rights issues this
is the perfect chance for you to get involved in a community-based
nonprofit 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. Plus, it’s a
great opportunity to meet and talk with filmmakers! To thank you for
your help you will receive a complimentary UNAFF film festivals pass
for you and a guest. 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
will identify and contact organizations who can donate money to the
festival. Prior fundraising experience is a plus, but not required.
(As a nonprofit organization, we generate funding through various
grants, foundations, local community organizations and corporations.)
2. Sponsorship Campaign – Sponsorship Assistant will
identify and contact organizations via e-mails and phone calls using
an already prepared sponsorship letter. This is different from fundraising
in that sponsors have a greater commitment (more of a partnership)
with the UNAFF based on their contribution level. Good communication
skills are a plus.
3. Publicity Campaign – Marketing Assistant
will be directly involved in generating publicity for the festival
through the media (newspapers, radio and TV). Involvement will include
assisting in development of press release and press kits, as well
as other marketing materials. Intern will also gain experience in
the coordination and execution of a press conference. Good organizational
and communication skills.
4. Festival Logistics – Administrative Assistant
will be involved in helping with promotional festival events, ticket
selling/taking, transporting tapes, coordinating sessions, selling
t-shirts, making sure the bookstores and ticket office have brochures,
setting up food, picking up and escorting filmmakers, mailing, building
and maintaining database, etc. – all the myriad tasks required
to make this a smooth-running festival.
If interested please send a cover letter detailing which area you
would prefer to work in, along with your resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (650) 724-5544.