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Documentaries & Development Project: SACRED

SACRED is a major new documentary film that will draw on the work of filmmakers around the world to explore religious experiences and rituals as they relate to the life-cycle: birth, adolescence, marriage, old age, death and other key passages of life.  SACRED will be directed by Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon, and will be a far-ranging global portrait of religious faith, told without narration or formal talking-heads.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn all aspects of the television production industry. Interns will see first-hand how a large scale documentary project is researched and developed. The internship will involve heavy research to aid us in our search for filmmakers around the world who will contribute footage to the project.  Best applicants will have very strong research and writing skills, be computer savvy, have social media and basic film production and editing skills, and a background or strong interest in film and television production and/or world religions.

Interns will be supervised, but will also have the opportunity and will be encouraged to take initiative and get more involved in the production process. Their responsibilities and assignments will grow more complex and involved as they learn the procedures and demonstrate their ability to multi-task and perform on deadline. There will be some errand running and general administrative work, but through this work interns will have the opportunity to meet people in different departments and will realize the attention to detail required for a successful program.

The internship will require a commitment of two days a week. Dates are flexible.

Please use your cover letter to give us a sense of your strengths in writing, research, and interest in public television.

Please send resume and cover letter along with proof of enrollment in an accredited university to:

Please send resume and cover letter along with proof of enrollment in an accredited university to: internships@wnet.org, subject = Sacred

Qualified candidates only, must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college or university; no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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