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Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Programming associate

May - August 2021 • Providence, RI

What I liked

So much to enjoy! I was working with wonderful people to set up the festival in August and it was so much fun! I got to review different films for the event which helped my personal interest as a film maker.

What I wish was different

I wish that it could've been longer!

Advice

Take it if you get the chance, but keep in mind they have a few different areas to intern for!
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Community Outreach and Audience Development Intern

May - August 2021 • Providence, RI

What I liked

I enjoyed my summer internship at RIFF. It is a great entry position for students that are interested in being involved in the film industry. I really enjoyed being able to review the submissions and view a variety of different films. It was also a pleasure to get to know my colleagues; many of whom had similar interests in film as me.

What I wish was different

The internship being remote was both helpful and not helpful. It was helpful because being from a different state, I would not be able to participate in this internship in non-COVID times. It was not helpful because it was difficult to make meaningful connections with employees at the festival and my fellow interns.

Advice

The summer goes by really fast. While you are an intern, try to participate as much as you can and soak up as much information as you can.
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Print Traffic

September 2019 • Providence, RI

What I liked

The office environment is great, and management is easy to speak to

What I wish was different

I wish there was a paid position available, because I would like to work for them full time if that was possible.

Advice

Don't be affair to share your ideas, very open minded to new and exciting things
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Print Traffic Associate

March 2018 • Providence, RI

What I liked

A MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDENT DREAM. Watch and rate films where your opinion really matters. Meet filmmakers that you develop connections with through their film. Unbelievable and life-changing to say the least.

What I wish was different

Nothing- put my best foot forward and worked hard.

Advice

Everything is a learning experience and just another skill for you to use as an asset one day.
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Youth Jury Coordinator

June - August 2019 • Providence, RI

What I liked

It was a great experience! I learned a lot about the ins-and-outs about the art of curation and what it takes to run a film Festival. Made a lot of great connections with international filmmakers, actors, producers, agents, and writers. Definitely challenged me and pushed my communication and professional development skills to the next level!

What I wish was different

If the internship had been a paid opportunity, that would have been a huge plus. Also, working more hands-on and having more jurisdiction about the presentation of the festival at different venues would been an interesting opportunity to have.

Advice

Do not underestimate the opportunity! You would be surprised as to how much good networking and artistic wisdom one can learn from his opportunity if you put your whole heart and soul and full dedication towards it and building relationships.
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