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Intern needed for upcoming PBS documentary

Reliable and focused Research Interns needed for an upcoming PBS documentary at award winning production company Ark Media.

Ark Media is an independent documentary film production company located in Brooklyn, NY. Ark was founded by Barak Goodman and Rachel Dretzin. We produce historical, cultural and public affairs documentaries for the PBS series FRONTLINE and American Experience. In the last few years, Ark films have been nominated for an Academy Award and won the National Emmy, a Dupont-Columbia, an RFK Journalism, a Peabody, and a Writers Guild Award.

We are looking for individuals with keen language skills, a dedicated work ethic and an eagerness to learn from and work with others. The film you will work on is a major six hour series on cancer.  Any science or medical studies background would be a great help, but is not required.  Two full days a week required.  We are able to provide school credit if applicable.

Potential tasks include:

  • Acquiring archival materials, and preparing research briefs for producers/story editors to create series content
  • Identifying, acquiring and licensing archival materials for edit
  • Assisting in shoot preparation and execution
  • Helping with general office tasks

Please submit resume and cover letter to

Ark Media strives to provide a solid educational experience with it’s internship program.  The spots are unpaid though a daily stipend is provided, if you aren’t receiving school credit.  Although we do rely on interns for some general office help, the bulk of the work is in the research and production of our films.  Interns are closely supervised and taught new skills that are required in our industry.  Interns are not used in place of regular employees and we make every effort to provide a beneficial experience for the interns.