Work for MIFF

Programming Intern

MIFF is looking for an enthusiastic and organised Intern to support the Programming team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of the operations of a major Melbourne cultural event, and gain a range of practical skills useful to a career in a film festival setting. This is an unpaid voluntary position.

Internship Duration: January – June 2019
Internship Time Commitment: 1 day a week January-March, 2 days a week March - June

Skills Development Opportunities

The role will give you invaluable experience and understanding in the area of film festival programming and delivery. Some tasks you will asked to undertake:

  • Supporting the Programming team in logging and tracking information and films considered for the 2019 program

  • Liaising with filmmakers, sales agents and distributors about supporting materials for confirmed films

  • Updating and maintain MIFF’s File Maker database and assist in administering film information

  • Collating of materials related to selected films (trailers, images, press-kits)

  • Blog writing

  • Sourcing data online related to selected films

  • Other general support to the Programming team as required.

Selection Criteria

  • This position is open to students from tertiary level academic institutions that are required to complete a placement as part of their course.

  • Attention to detail, strong written and communication skills will be highly regarded

  • Effective time management skills

  • Ability to take the initiative and complete tasks with minimal supervision

  • A strong understanding of confidentiality requirements

Download the full position description.

Please send your CV and cover letter, including an itemised response to all Selection Criteria as above, to: jobs(at)

Please be sure to include the subject line: Programming Internship 2019

Applications close 5pm 30th November