The San Francisco Bay Area offers many internship opportunities to get your career started, even before you put on a cap and gown.

Internships: Film Publicity & Promotions

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

Allied Global Marketing Internships»

Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

SF Film Internships »

Internships: Recurring
Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

Citizen Film Internships »

Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

SF Cinematheque Internships »

Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

To Apply: Contact Craig Baldwin at,(415) 648-0654, or visit the Other Cinema website.

Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

Roxie Internships »

Creative Minds is accepting applications for their Internship and Network Connection programs! The internship program allows students to work with some of the top companies in the entertainment industry. The networking program gives students the flexibility to make their own schedule and attend talks, events, and programming at the festival. CMG staff is on hand the entire time to ensure participants get the best experience possible.

Internship: Unpaid for college credit

Creative Minds Internship»



Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

Canyon Cinema Internships»

Internship with Experimental Documentary LGBT Filmmaker and Historian

I'm looking for an intern (unpaid) to assist me with cataloguing paper files, scanning archival film reviews and general overall organizing of my personal archive. This internship will involve a commitment of approximately 7-10 hours per week for 8-10 weeks, possibly longer, with work to be done primarily in my Bernal Heights home office ideally on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

I'm terrific at working with interns and giving solid value back to you in return — education, experience, connections and a great item to add to your resume — in exchange for your hard work. This is a unique opportunity for students interested in LGBT film history (part of the internship is related to my vintage LGBT movie poster collection and my decades of research on LGBT cinema). I am also a respected experimental documentary filmmaker (five time Sundance alum).

I need someone smart and reliable who has good organizational skills and can roll up their sleeves to work with a bunch of dusty old paper materials.

Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid

To Apply: Please send resume, brief note about areas of professional interest/career goals, with contact details and availability (weekdays, weekends, etc.) to Jenni Olson (

Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

Pixar Internships »

Oddball Films is a unique stock footage company specializing in providing offbeat and eclectic footage for feature films, documentaries, broadcast television and other projects. We acquire, archive and supply footage for major creative projects across the globe.

We are searching for exceptionally motivated individuals to train in researching, film and digital image archiving, film and video logging, off-line time code editing, database entry and other technical and related media skills. This is not a production position. This position is unpaid. College credit is required. International students must have J-1 visa.

This is an intensive hands-on internship. You will be trained and leave here with real world skills. Past interns have received scholarships to New York University’s Moving Image Preservation Program, furthered their studies at the L Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman House, received grants from the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and now have positions at Oddball Films, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, Lucasfilm, Witness, Canyon Cinema, the Stanford Archives of Recorded Sound, Current TV and the National Archives.

What You Will Learn

  • Digitizing, archiving and making accessible archival materials
  • Cleaning, repairing and archiving 16mm and 35mm film elements
  • How to maintain digital databases
  • Principles of time code
  • Logging and metadata procedures
  • How to work with digital files
  • Off-line editing
  • Researching our analog and digital archive


  • Tech and computer savvy
  • Basic knowledge of film and video systems
  • Basic understanding of migrating analog (tape) and digital files
  • Background in archiving, history, library science or moving image studies
  • Self directed and the ability to work independently
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Goal-oriented

Minimum commitment required. You must be currently enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate college or university program and earn credit for your internship.

Internships: Recurring

Compensation: Unpaid, for college credit

To Apply: Email us a brief letter of interest with highlights of your skills and a resume to media@oddballfilms with “Archive Intern” in the subject field.

Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

Internships:  Various

Compensation:  Unpaid, for college credit

Green Film Festival Internships»

Internships:  Jedi Academy

Compensation:  Paid

Jedi Academy»