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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



RIIFF Photography

Courtesy of Mike Braca


Video Promotions by

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






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Communications/Public Relations Internship (September - August)


Interns should be Macintosh/PC computer literate, have excellent writing and communication skills and be very flexible with a sense of humor. Weekend meetings may be required.


• Public relations: help create and implement marketing and communications plan, develop promotional opportunities for events, write and distribute press releases, assist with sponsorship solicitation and promotion, and assist with tracking and completing assignments and deadlines
• Communications: write, research, and prepare monthly eNewsletter
• Copy: assist with copy for brochures, website, and other promotional materials
• Coordinate and track deadlines for all communications, including coordinating with graphic designers on content and deadlines for all program and event related emails and collateral


• Must be organized and able to multi-task and work independently
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills - must be able to interact with a wide range of people from the arts/cultural, business, civic, academic, and public relations communities in an articulate and professional manner
• Must be responsible and on-time
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required, some website management experience preferred
• Some graphic design experience and/or familiarity with Quark, InDesign, or Adobe Photoshop recommended

Hours: Flexible. Twelve to fifteen hours per week. Semester or for a full year, though full year is preferred.


Background on the Festival:

The Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival™, takes place August 6-11, 2019. Screening 295 plus films and videos over six 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, RIIFF19 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 Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival, the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival, the Providence Underground Film Festival, the Roving Eye International Film Festival, the Québec Film Festival, and Vortex Sci Fi & Fantasy Film Festival.

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.

George T. Marshall, Executive Director


83 Park Street, Suite 5

Providence, RI 02903

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