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83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903 USA
tel: 401/861-4445
401/490-6735 (f)


Mailing Address:

PO Box 162

Newport, RI 02840 USA

Street Address:

36 Rhode Island Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840 USA



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Courtesy of Mike Braca


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Eric Latek, George T. Marshall, Shawn Quirk, Timothy Haggerty & Duncan Putney






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Internship applications for 2022-2023 are available now for Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival. Flickers is seeking motivated, industrious, self-starting students who care about the community and want to be a part of New England’s largest film festival and its only Academy Award qualifier and to help us celebrate Flickers' 39th Anniversary. This year's internships are virtual. We expect a hybrid approach in the Fall, but in office work will require proof of vaccination.


All internships with the Rhode Island International Film Festival are unpaid. A minimum of 15-20 hours per week is expected, although time commitments vary depending on department.

Interns work closely with the Festival staff on timely and compelling projects, many with a current focus on marketing, event planning, educational programs, technical operations, design, community outreach, even theatre restoration. Students gain excellent first-hand experiences helping an innovative, dynamic Festival serve a burgeoning Capitol City, the New England region, and its varied mix of programs.

These internships are ideal for students majoring in Political Science, Business Administration, Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Photography, Hospitality, Computer Science, Web Programming, Accounting, Education, Psychology, Social Sciences, and other related fields. As many as six openings are available during each semester. More in the summer as the festival goes into high gear.

Applicants should have good communication skills, including research, writing, word-processing, computer, telephoning and basic interviewing. Students can be assigned to areas related to their academic major or field of interest. Beyond this work, responsibilities may include assistance in a variety of projects, special events, and clerical functions when needed.

Students must provide their own transportation and parking.

RIPTA bus transportation to Kennedy Plaza and other Providence locations is convenient from most towns throughout the state.


Here are some of our internship opportunities:

• Accounting and Bookkeeping Intern (September - August)

• Awards Intern (June - August)

• Audience Development and Marketing Intern (September- August)


• Design (September- August)

Design for flyers, posters, t-shirts, website, and other collateral


• Development/Fundraising (September- August)

Research grants, write sections of grants, track submissions and replies, contact potential funders for information on their grantmaking processes.

• Executive Assistant Intern (September - August)


• Events Interns (May - August)

Assist Managing Director with special events at the Festival. Responsibilities include online research for partnerships, funders, and marketing, solicitation of guest attendance at events.

• Festival Forum Intern (June - August)

• Guest/Hospitality Relations Intern (May - August)

• Membership and Merchandise Intern (September - August)

• Print Traffic Intern (September - August)

• Programming Intern (January - August)

• Promotions/Marketing/Community Outreach Intern (September - August)

Supervise and coordinate marketing efforts related to programming, including grassroots marketing, press communications, flyer design, information distribution, creation of press materials.

• Publications Intern (May - August)


• Sponsorship (September - August)

Online research and phone inquiries to potential sponsors of film series or the organization as a whole, manage mailings and follow up with potential sponsors.

• Volunteer Department Intern (May - August)

Background on the Festival:

The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™, takes place August 8-14, 2022. Screening over 275 films and videos over seven days, the Festival is an visual and auditory feast for film enthusiasts and moviegoers alike. The largest and one of the fastest growing film festivals in the region, Flickers' 40th Anniversary will be hosted in the historic city of Providence and select films screened throughout the state of Rhode Island at festival partner locations.

Flickers presents year-round programming that celebrates the culture and art of the moving image through filmmaking and film-going experiences. Its mission is to showcase work of exceptional merit and diversity that inform, educate and entertain. In addition to the annual August International Film Festival, Flickers is active with educational film programs including KidsEye™, ScriptBiz™, and RIIFF in the Schools. RIIFF's Cinema RI™ Group hosts special series such as "First Look," and screenings throughout the year for its membership and the general public. Additionally, Flickers presents sidebar cinematic showcases including the Vortex Sci Fi & Fantasy & Horror Film Festival, the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival, the Providence Underground Film Festival, the Roving Eye International Film Festival, and the Québec Film Festival, among others.

For more information please call our Main Office number at 401.861.4445

Or, download the internship form, fill it in, and then mail it to us at the address below.


Applications can also be found at Handshake.com and through most regional colleges' intern platforms.

George T. Marshall, Executive Director

Lawrence Andrade, Human Resources

Shawn Quirk, Program Director


The Vets, 83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903

Tel: 401/861-4445; Fax: 401/490-6735