INTERNSHIPS

The AFME Foundation and AFMX are proud to offer internships to college students who are interested in film, music, digital arts, administrative, production, event planning, marketing, and production roles in a fast-paced, fun, and exciting environment.  We consider interns an important part of the AFMX experience and strive to maximize each opportunity for students to learn.  Intern instructors are invited to any of the live events or team meetings to see the intern’s progress.

 

​AFMX welcomes interns who receive credits through their school or are part of a program through their employer.  We offer part-time credit hours through our internships for either the Summer or Fall school years. 

 

BENEFITS

 

Interns receive:

  • Opportunities to learn new valuable skills

  • Gain hands-on experience while assisting AFMX create its award-winning film festival

  • Work with the local community as an AFMX ambassador

  • An AFMX Festival Pass and merchandise to enjoy the entire festival when not working an event.

 

EXPECTATIONS

 

Each internship will be part-time, up to 8 hours per week. These hours will include a combination of the following:

  • Attend team meetings:  AFMX core team meets weekly. Interns will provide weekly updates on their internship. If not possible, the intern will submit a brief update to the Intern Coordinator by email. 

  • Film Submission Screening: AFMX values feedback from its core team during the film selection process. This includes viewing and judging all films submitted to AMFX. Each intern is required to screen 1 to 5 films/week. Further instructions will be forwarded. 

  • Drive-in movies or live events:  AFMX core team members assist with drive-in movies or live events, as needed. 

  • Virtual Festival Participation:  Interns must be available to moderate or assist in moderating a CenterStage conversation during the September virtual festival.  

  • Assigned internship position: Interns will work closely with the assigned department head on specific projects. 

  • Interns will have a pre-internship and post-internship interview to outline their expectations and goals and discuss their accomplishments. 

  • Interns will submit an end-project video or portfolio of highlights and experience from their AFMX internships. The goal is for the intern to complete their experience with AFMX and add to their professional portfolio. This can be video, photographs, or narrative. A combination of all three elements is preferred. The video should be between 2-5 minutes or 5 pages (if narrative).

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

 

Marketing Intern - Will work with the AFMX team in a variety of different areas including, but not limited to community outreach, movie ambassadors, social media, audience communication, assets and branding, archival, website updates. 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS: Marketing interns should possess strong business acumen, planning skills, and social media skills. Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, WIX website, and/or website platforms is a strong plus. 

 

Virtual Production Intern - Will work with our Virtual Production Producer for all online content and programming, using software and technology in a multi-video and audio atmosphere.  Interns will be responsible for assisting in our fall virtual film festival, including but not limited to our CenterStage live conversations, moderating Q&A for our student film blocks, and other possible virtual production projects.  

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

Interns must possess the minimum in the following skillset:

  • Knowledge of online broadcasting tools and rules

  • Basic video and audio production

  • Basic knowledge of framing 

  • Must have good internet connection with ample upload and download speeds

  • Own Computer with ample hard drive space for editing

  • Basic knowledge of video and audio equipment and computer interfaces with computer projector

  • Separate camera software preferred not required

 

Jr. Video Editor Intern

The intern will work with our Creative Director in producing visual and audio content for social media marketing and YouTube. Will assist in creating content for pre-rolls, social media assembly editing, and pre-rolls.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

  • Basic knowledge of Final Cut, iMovie, Premiere

  • Basic knowledge of film best practices

  • Attention to Detail

  • Own Computer with ample hard drive space for editing

  • Must have good internet connection with ample upload and download speeds

 

DESIRABLE SKILLS FOR ALL INTERNS:

College students applying for internships should have:

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Attention to detail and strong awareness of deadlines

  • Ability to work both individually and as a team with the ability to provide feedback 

  • Ability to attend meetings and functions on a weekly basis

  • A working personal laptop, tablet or computer access, cell phone, and reliable internet service (if working from home)

  • Reliable transportation is very helpful

  • Awareness and sensibility to safety guidelines in office or on location at events

  • Familiarity with Google Docs and MS platforms with proficiency in word documents, spreadsheets, databases, and web applications

  • Interns should have the ability to lift 40 lbs with basic knowledge of editing, camera and audio equipment, and software.

 

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico along historic Route 66.  At this time, we do not provide housing for local or out-of-town interns.  If you are coming from an area outside of Albuquerque, we suggest contacting the University of New Mexico Student Housing where dormitories are offered at a fee. 

 

AFMX is an equal opportunity organization. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, volunteerism, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

 

TO APPLY

To apply for an internship position, you may apply through the Handshake portal through the University of New Mexico OR please complete the Volunteer/Intern Application here. You will be asked to upload the following information:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in the AFMX internship program;

  • pertinent experience and qualifications;

  • a copy of your school transcript.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please email our Internship Coordinator at internships@afmxnm.com