The Youth Education Intern reports to the Education Manager and the Director of Education. This internship includes four weeks of teaching/production assistance at the Youth Filmmakers Camp (July 11th – August 5th, 2022) and two weeks supporting the outreach and development of SFFILM Education’s curriculum development and program planning. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in filmmaking education, curriculum planning, and teaching.
This internship requires a commitment of 2 to 4 days per week (approximately 15 to 25 hours per week) and runs from early July to early August. The internship is based in-person in the Bay Area. The internship is unpaid.
Covid-19 Safety: Staff may be required to engage in public-facing roles and thus are required to provide proof of up-to-date vaccination for employment.
- Support camp instructors at all Youth Filmmakers Camp sessions as a teaching and production assistant.
- Provide adult supervision and work directly with camp participants (ages 14–18), helping them to produce short film projects.
- Wrangle teens and lead break-out groups throughout pre-production and production, and assist with post-production.
- Document all camp sessions through photos and videos for marketing.
- Assist the instructors with all camp logistics and with the preparation and inventory of materials and resources.
- Assist with loading in, loading out, and setup.
- Work on other SFFILM education projects as needed.
- Strong desire to work with children and/or teens in a classroom setting.
- Experience with basic film production, including demonstrated proficiency with digital video cameras and editing software such as Final Cut Pro.
Experience working with media on the web.
- Good research skills.
- Able to work independently on own initiative and also happy to take direction as part of a team in support of the instructors and SFFILM staff.
- Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.
- Professional demeanor combined with an ability to have fun with kids.
- Previous classroom or teaching experience is preferred but not mandatory.
- Passion for both film and teaching.
- Must be able to pass a LiveScan background check.
- Reliable transportation and availability for on-location camp work from July 11 – August 5 at University of San Francisco and other two weeks at SFFILM office in SOMA or virtually.