The International Wildlife Film Festival is powered by volunteers and interns who generously give their time and energy to INSPIRE and MOTIVATE viewers to make a difference in their communities across the globe.

The 2018 festival is just around the corner and will take place April 15-22, 2018. Internships will begin and January and end in April.

All interns will receive an All-Access pass to IWFF 2018 and our eternal THANK YOU!

Intern positions fill quickly—please register at your earliest convenience to find a position that will fit your interest, skills and availability.




  • Acting as escort on field trips during the week of IWFF
  • Help create and maintain materials for IWFF Lab participants – this might include formatting documents, making copies, stuffing bags
  • Brainstorm creative ideas for Lab content and scheduling – such as researching curriculum, team building exercises and ways to ignite creativity
  • Interact with venue partners on details of event management – ensuring venue or location is aware of group arrival, perhaps getting to location early to ensure everything is prepared for the Lab experience, location upkeep

Helpful Qualities:

  • Listening, driving, interpersonal skills, prompt, open and helpful


  • Research filmmakers and help find community connections for their film –audiences that would be interested in the filmmakers topic, reaching out to that group and inviting them to the movie
  • Creating and managing materials for filmmakers, special guests, visiting scientists, etc. This includes information about Missoula and IWFF
  • Helping with the travel and lodging of visiting filmmakers and special guests – knowing where your assigned guest is staying, making sure they have what they need
  • Befriending filmmakers, going to coffee, picking them up from the airport and help them acclimate to Missoula
  • Escort them to special events and parties

Helpful Qualities:

  • Listening, driving, interpersonal skills, prompt, open and helpful


  • Filming, producing and editing short videos in promotion of and during IWFF
  • Managing media and file uploads to various social media sites
  • Operate and maintain proper levels and calibrations on cameras, audio equipment and other production equipment
  • Add logos, links and other add-ons to help promote videos

Helpful Qualities:

  • Proficient in DSLR cameras and audio gear, knowledgeable of general video production practices, able to deliver projects on time, good and frequent communicator 


  • Assisting with the digital presence of IWFF across all social media platforms and website
  • Help build buzz in the digital space by using best of social media practices
  • Researching and implementing fun and engaging social media plans

Helpful Qualities:

  •  Experienced using social media platforms, know good/appropriate photos and writing, able to comprehend and communicate the personality of IWFF, timely project delivery, good and frequent communicator 


  • Assist in creating high quality graphics for videos, web, print and marketing campaigns
  • Design strong, out of the box graphics to appear on the blog and in social media
  • Brainstorm creative ideas using the brand personality of the IWFF for sharing on the web
  • Assist the video production team and Press Coordinator with marketing and additional projects as necessary

Helpful Qualities:

  • Experienced in Adobe, Photoshop and Illustrator or Canva, ability to work independently, able to comprehend and communicate the personality of IWFF, timely project delivery, good and frequent communicator


  • Focusing on the sustainability efforts of IWFF – recycling, zero waste, alternative print program ideas
  • Identify potential sponsors or partnering groups for effort
  • Brainstorm carbon neutral pathways for the festival moving forward and identify carbon credit options for 2018

Helpful Qualities:

  •   Interested in sustainability, listening, interpersonal skills, prompt, open and helpful