IWFF Internships


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 2020 festival is just around the corner. Mark your calendars: April 18-25, 2020! We are looking for creative individuals to join our team for the Internship program. These part-time internships may be tailored to the intern’s focus, schedule, and the festival’s timeline.
Internships are unpaid. Students must be currently enrolled at the University of Montana or a similar institution/program.

You’ll be working at The Roxy Theater with a small, dedicated and fun team from essentially festival start to finish. IWFF interns learn about programming and organizing for film festivals, theater operations, the business of film distribution, event planning and community engagement in a fun environment and they can always have popcorn.

After completing a season with IWFF you will have the skills, ability, and confidence to carry out any type of event and will also further your knowledge about the world of wildlife, sustainability, conservation, and media. Please email a resume and short cover letter in the body of the email about why you want to work for IWFF to [email protected] by to be considered.  Please include a reference and work sample along with your application.

Roxy Staff 2019

The IWFF Festival Interns may be assigned to the following tasks based on experience:

  • Research and engage national, community connections for potential filmmakers, guests, films, sponsors, and conservation partners.
  • Screen, categorize and judge wildlife film entries and participate as a 2020 Jury member (must have a strong scientific / conservation background).
  • Create and manage materials for festival screenings, social media, filmmakers, special guests, visiting scientists, and various programs.
  • Produce screenings, events, parties for the festival (April 18-25, 2020)
  • Maintain IWFF website to stay current through open call, judging, film announcements, festival plans, production and festival wrap plus contribute to IWFF social media strategies and flex your design skills.

Helpful Qualities:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Google Sheets experience
  • Ability to reach out and speak confidently to community businesses on behalf of IWFF
  • Interest in film, the outdoors, conservation or biology
  • Experience working with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Social media knowledge and experience
  • Comfortable in an entrepreneurial, creative, fast-paced environment