Documenatry Film - Research & Development Internship

Posted On: January 22, 2014

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Ark Media

Company Description

Ark Media is an independent documentary film production company located in Brooklyn, NY. We produce historical, cultural and public affairs documentaries for programs such FRONTLINE and American Experience. Ark Media films have been nominated for an Academy Award and won the National Emmy, a Dupont-Columbia, an RFK Journalism, a Peabody, and a Writers Guild Award.

Job Description

We are looking for individuals with sharp language and analytical skills, a dedicated work ethic and an eagerness to learn. Selected interns will be involved in research and development of a new feature length documentary film. This is a great opportunity to see how a documentary film takes shape and gets up and running.

Potential tasks include:
-Acquiring archival & research materials, and preparing research briefs for producers/story editors to create program content
-Maintaining a database of relevant blogs, articles and contacts
-Assisting in scout preparations and execution with some possibility of shoot prep
-Helping with general office tasks

Ark Media strives to provide a solid educational experience with it's internship program. The spots are unpaid though a daily stipend is provided. Although we do rely on interns for some general office help, the bulk of the work is in the research and production of our films. Interns are closely supervised and taught new skills that are required in our industry. We make every effort to provide a beneficial experience for the interns.

To Apply

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Jamila Ephron (