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Programming Intern

San Francisco, CA


frameline’s mission is to change the world through the power of queer film. As a media arts non-profit, frameline’s programs connect filmmakers and audiences in San Francisco and around the globe. frameline’s integrated programs provide critical funding for emerging LGBTQ filmmakers, reach hundreds of thousands with a collection of more than 250 films distributed nationally, and create an international stage for the world’s best queer media through the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival and additional screenings and events.


The Programming Intern will assist the Programming & Hospitality Manager who provides direct support to the Director of Exhibition & Programming in all regards to film entries, film reviews, correspondence relating to film entries, and programming of the Festival.

Reports to: Programming & Hospitality Manager
Commitment: January 29 – April 27 (flexible start/end dates)
(Usually 2 days per week/approximately 10 hours/week)
Compensation: Unpaid internship
Travel reimbursement available
Students can arrange to receive academic credit for their internship and should see their advisors or department chairs for procedures and requirements.
Excellent hands-on experience at a top-ranked LGBTQ media
arts organization, access to the best in LGBTQ films. Intern will receive a frameline42: The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival staff badge, 10 comp tickets for the Festival and Festival t-shirt.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of or interest in LGBTQ Film/Cinema

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Effective communication, research, and organizational skills

  • Competence and resourcefulness in researching detailed information online

  • Detail-oriented and demonstrated attention to accuracy

  • Responsive to unpredictable workflow and hours

  • Fluency in Mac-based applications including MS Office and FileMaker Pro

  • Flexible, creative, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a sense of humor


  • Provide administrative support to the Programming & Hospitality Manager
  • Assist in managing short film screening committees & serve on short film screening committee
  • Research missing information on film submission, by utilizing key websites

  • Assist in the tracking of submitted and solicited films

  • Assist lead programmers in accessing information in relation to film entries

Complete a post-internship written wrap report and update relevant section Programming and Hospitality Manager


Send a cover letter and resume via email to:
Subject: “Programming Intern Search”
Deadline: Apply no later than January 19, 2018. Early applicants encouraged

College student applicants encouraged, as well as all members of the community. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

frameline is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. frameline strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, marital status, partnership status and any other characteristic protected by law. 

Contact:Kevin Schaub

Deadline: 01-19-2018

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