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Internships (Spring and/or Summer 2020) 

Current openings: 

  • Programming 

NewFest’s internships are 15-hour-a-week and unpaid; however, interns will receive access to NewFest’s year-round events, pre-release screenings and other exclusive film industry opportunities. NewFest is also able to arrange academic credit and/or stipends. Interns will join a small and vibrant team that offers the potential to grow with the non-profit organization and make a positive impact within the LGBTQ community. The work is done in NewFest’s Chelsea location, with some remote work possible.


NewFest is currently seeking an organized self-starter with a proven interest in LGBTQ film. Candidate should be a current student or recent graduate. The intern will assist with administrative, research, and screening tasks vital to programming departmental operations. 

Tasks include: 

    • Films research/tracking 
    • Assisting in coordinating submissions 
    • Assisting in coordinating screening committee 
    • Screener solicitations
    • Reviewing submissions
    • Updating the films database 
    • Community outreach and engagement 
    • Filmmaker communications 

The intern’s tasks will be in preparation for NewFest at The Center Presents (monthly screening series), NewFest Pride (June 2020) and NewFest: New York's LGBTQ Film Festival (October 2020). 


    • Computer-savvy and able to pick up on new systems
    • Detail-oriented
    • Immense interest in the LGBTQ film landscape
    • Able to work independently and collaboratively
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc) and Google Docs
    • Knowledge of film editing and film exhibition formats a plus

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, affectional preference, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, disability, genetic predisposition, age, military or veteran status, marital or familial status, or any other protected characteristic, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

NewFest’s Mission: NewFest gives voice and visibility to the full spectrum of the LGBTQ experience by championing films and supporting storytellers who inspire dialogue, shift cultural bias, and empower our diverse community. NewFest began in 1988 as a response to the AIDS crisis, when images of the queer community were hard to find and often imbued with shame. Over 30 years and through an evolving cultural landscape, we have grown into the largest convener of LGBTQ audiences in New York City. Acceptance has come a long way since 1988, but we still have a long way to go.