87 Lafayette Street NYC 10013 - (212) 966-4510
Important Winter/Spring '15 Dates*
1/11: Deadline for Applications
1/26: Start of Internship Cycle
4/30: End of Internship Cycle
*Dates are subject to change.
How to Apply
Complete an application here.
Please make all inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and not by telephone. Thank you!
DCTV Internship Program
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, located in a gothic landmark firehouse in Chinatown/Tribeca. DCTV provides affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house.
Our Internship Program allows a small group of dedicated people to work alongside DCTV's staff, contributing to our multi-faceted organization while learning skills and accessing resources that DCTV provides.
We encourage anyone who is passionate about independent filmmaking and/or grassroots non-profit administration to apply.
Interns work two days per week (Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm) for an approximate 12-15 week Internship Cycle in a specific department.
During their term, Interns receive access to free DCTV Workshops, Equipment and Media Lab Rentals, and a daily stipend.
Departments Seeking W/S '15 Interns
Be an integral part of the fundraising process at DCTV. Help research and liaison with prospective donors, foundations, and sponsors, as well as prepare grant proposals, letters to donors, update press kits, and marketing materials. Collect, collate, and coordinate outcome data for DCTV programs. Prospective interns should have an understanding of how development and fundraising can contribute to the implementation of exceptional media programs and projects, as well as Microsoft Office skills and an interest in writing for development and marketing. Interns should also be familiar with Excel and databases and be interested in helping design creative solutions to capture and present accurate data to the public and supporters. Video production, FCP skills, and Photoshop are a plus!
Training + Resources
Get in on the action with this fast-paced, multifaceted department! Training & Resources provides affordable education and resources to filmmakers and media artists. Work alongside our team by assisting with workshop and membership materials; classroom, screening & event preparation; production, studio & media lab equipment maintenance; outreach and more! Attention to detail and a sense of humor required.
PRO-TV is DCTV’s youth media arts training program, providing positive creative outlets for young people to address the issues affecting their lives and their communities. PRO-TV interns will assist in coordinating community programs (primarily TV-High), Summer Media Fellowship, and general office assistance. Ideal candidate should have hands-on experience in production, as well as experience using Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, and Photoshop. Must love music, having fun, and working with youth. Work sample required.
Placement in the DCTV Internship program is not guaranteed. After submitting the required materials, your application will be reviewed. Selected candidates will be contacted by DCTV Internships for an interview. DCTV is an equal-opportunity employer.