Internships & Jobs

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the team.


Are you detailed orientated, organized and love film? The Dallas Film Society offers ongoing (unpaid) internships each semester to college students seeking credit, knowledge and experience. All positions include researching, assisting staff, attending DFS events and screenings. Applicants must be enrolled in college.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and a short cover letter detailing their skills, experience and desire to work for the Film Society to Michele Goodson at

Qualifications for all internship applicants

  • Computer savvy, including knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Knowledge of basic office etiquette.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Candidates must be proactive and detailed oriented.
  • Strong interest in learning about films, the film industry, and film festivals.
  • Working towards degree in film, marketing or business preferred, but not required.
  • Must be able to commit to working 15 hours a week during office hours.
Dates: March-April
Reports to: DIFF Publications and Digital Media Manager
Hours: 10-15 per week.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a short cover letter stating the position they are interested in, and detailing their skills, experience and desire to work for the Dallas Film Society to Jessica Tomberlin at

  • College degree or students currently enrolled in an accredited college program preferred, but not required
  • Working towards degree in film, media, advertising, marketing or communications a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of ALL social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are a MUST
  • Flexible Schedule. Should be available to cover Festival screenings and events. (This position would require some night and weekend hours during the two weeks of the Festival March 30-April 9)
  • Ability to act courteous and professional while interacting with staff, filmmakers, talent, and festival-goers in accordance with Festival protocol
  • Must have excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Candidates should be detail-oriented, organized and quick-learners


Dates: August-December or January-April
Reports to: Sponsorship & Development Associate

Hours per week: 10-15

  • Responsible for helping maintain the sponsorship database.
Good Excel and Word skills with access to Microsoft Office
  • Manage and organize sponsorship deliverables for benefits fulfillment (email benefits checklists to sponsors and manage/organize the incoming items)

  • Skilled using Adobe Illustrator or similar program to manipulate sponsor logos

  • Needs to be detail-oriented with good proof-reading skills

  • Needs to be available to work event screenings, mostly in the evenings

Dates: January-April
Reports to: Director of Membership, Education & Outreach
Hours per week: 10-15

  • Needs to be highly detail orientated and organized

  • Good Excel and Word skills with access to Microsoft Office

  • Skilled using Adobe Illustrator to create membership calendar and cards

  • Manage and organize new memberships (create welcome letters and database)
Needs to be available to work event screenings, High School Roundtables and other educational events
Must have great communication and verbal skills
  • We are looking for someone who is outgoing, customer-service orientated and has a positive attitude

Dates: January – April
Reports to: Artistic Director, Programmers
Hours per week: 10 – 15

Job Description:
Interns assist Programming Department with various tasks throughout the different phases leading up to DIFF. Other duties include helping work at one-off screenings and year-round events.

Goals for Programming Interns include understanding how the film festival circuit works and how it relates to the film industry, learning the basics of event programming and what elements go into planning a film festival, as well as gaining a better appreciate for the work and art of films and filmmaking.

  • Support department during submission and call for entry process
Research films, programs, film schools, filmmakers, and other film festivals

  • Create reports based on research

  • Track and organize film submissions and materials as directed

  • Screen and review submissions

  • Burn and ship DVDs as needed
Write and edit DIFF letters

  • Assist other DIFF departments as needed and directed by Programming Department

  • Assist DFS at various year-round screenings and events as directed


Festival jobs are seasonal, contract positions that end at the conclusion of the event. Jobs will be posted as they become available.


Jobs will be posted as they become available.
The Dallas Film Society, in accordance with applicable federal and state law, is an equal-opportunity employer that seeks a globally representative staff with at least a modicum amount of knowledge of the regional film landscape. The Dallas Film Society particularly welcomes applications from women and diverse ethnicities. The Film Society does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth, medical condition, disability, age, ancestry, marital status, citizenship or veteran status. This nondiscrimination policy covers all staff members, interns and volunteers.




DFS Members receive invitations to year-round films and events, reserved seats at screenings with our cultural partners and exclusive benefits at the Dallas International Film Festival.

Your support helps the DFS bring filmmakers to Dallas, offer year-round programming and provide educational events for future filmmakers.

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