JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
Outfest is an equal opportunity employer. Outfest strongly believes in strength in diversity and actively encourages applications from women, people of color, and all persons who support Outfest’s mission.
At Outfest we value the creativity and talents of our employees. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and equality of access and treatment in services to our members and participants. We offer a dynamic and professional work environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.
Due to the busy schedule of our organization, we request the following:
- Apply only for the job opportunities posted here.
- No phone calls. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Outfest seeks motivated, enthusiastic individuals for various intern opportunities. Interns will be asked to take leadership roles and will be encouraged to add their own voice and talents to the organization. Want to learn how to drive the business of non-profits? Come join us.
Qualifications and Experience:
Internship candidates must possess strong writing and phone skills; they must be self-motivated, positive, and well-organized team players. Computer knowledge is required, including but not limited to: Internet research, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel.
Outfest requires a minimum commitment of 10-20 hours a week, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Internship schedules are variable, and each intern will work with their department supervisor to build a schedule that works for them and also meets the needs of the department. All Outfest internships may be eligible for college credit.
The Executive Intern would serve as a vital support to the Executive Director of a large non-profit organization. Working closely with the Executive Director will afford the intern exposure and understanding to the role an E.D. plays in stewarding a large non-profit organization. This intern will perform a variety of activities including: short web-based research, maintenance/organization of files, assisting in the preparation for meetings and administrative and logistical support. Preferably this intern will be available during the morning and early afternoon on weekdays.
The Outfest Development Department is looking for an outgoing, self-starter who wants to learn about how events, corporate partners and membership drive a non-profit organization. The position will include several medium-term projects including
- Outreach and coordination for The Legacy Awards in November (i.e. silent auction, tribute journal and sponsor activations
- Event coordination
- Corporate sponsor administration
- Assistance in the creation and coordination of the annual giving and membership campaigns
- Additional activities include assisting both Membership and Corporate Relations Coordinators in their ongoing activities such as member and sponsor communication, documentation of events and activations and research of potential prospects
Graphic Design Intern
The Graphic Design will assist the Membership Coordinator, Corporate Relations Coordinator and Communications Coordinator with the design and creation of marketing campaign materials for all of Outfest’s core programs (including Outfest Los Angeles, Outfest Fusion, The Legacy Awards and Outfest Forward) as well as assisting with the fulfillment of sponsorship activations. The intern will also create unique designs for upcoming events that will be featured on the Outfest website, related social networks, and mass emails. This is a great opportunity to gain exposure in both non-profit and the LGBT community. The graphic design intern will also receive hands on experience in all aspects of messaging, public relations and brand marketing.
- Website Graphics
- Social Media Graphics
- Email Marketing Graphics
New Media Intern
The New Media Intern will help support those responsible for basic in-office IT support; working as a liaison between Media consultants; oversee all web updates; assisting in campaign e-communication and managing e-communication; helping maintain various social media platforms; and additional responsibilities assigned by the Senior Director External Affairs and the Communications Coordinator. The New Media intern responsibilities include helping build & maintain e-communication, maintain weekly e-communication stats, updating website(s), assisting with maintaining social media platforms, and general office responsibilities.
Programming Intern(s) will assist with vital department planning, research and organization for two film festivals or be involved in research for the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project.
Projects can include: updating and maintaining Programming Department databases; enhancing our domestic and international outreach efforts to expand film submissions; cataloging submissions and filmmaker communications; organizing films for the archive and liaising with UCLA. Tasks can include answering questions from filmmakers, patrons and volunteers via email, etc., crafting correspondence and updating/editing office manuals
Grants Administration Intern
The Grants intern will work with the Senior Director of Internal Affairs and is responsible for assisting in the tracking, management, deliverables and drafting of current grants and grants applications. Duties include: data entry and clean up in FileMaker database, ensure timely follow up via email/phone to gather information as needed, invoicing, and administrative duties such as copying, filing, correspondence. Ideal candidate must have Microsoft Office skills (excel and word), be pro-active/self-starter and detail oriented and a capacity to work independently and collaboratively on projects.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Susan Ferris at email@example.com. Please indicate your internship preferences with your resume. If you have questions please submit them via email.