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Justice Documentary Production Intern | The R Word Documentary

Spring/Summer 2017

The R Word |

Project Synopsis:

When the editors of a high school newspaper ban their racist mascot after an Indigenous mother raises serious concerns, school admin forces them to use it. In a district that claims their 80-year old tradition honors Native Americans, community allies rise against a pervasive status quo to educate where the school will not and inspire a change of heart.

Internship Position

Assist with the administration and research for documentary project.

The R Word Producer and Director seeks a strong and independent candidate to join our documentary production team to support our summer productions and transition into post-production. The intern will assist our production process by tracking research, completing transcripts, coding footage, organizing production documents and other administrative tasks as supervised by the Producer/Director. This position is a great opportunity for someone interested in independent documentary producing and arts administration. Opportunities to join documentary shoots depend on technical skills and internship performance. This project is fiscally sponsored by The New York Foundation for the Arts.

A 10 week commitment is required to earn a credit in the film.

 Required Skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Apps

  • Experience with Databases

  • Strong written and verbal communication

  • Interest in Documentary Film


Preferred Skills

  • Flexible Schedule a Plus

  • Archival Research

  • Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Pluraleyes

  • Production and technical skills

  • Understanding of SEO, tagging and keyword conventions

  • Experience with social media

  • Knowledge of NYC based filmmaker outlets

Hours: 8 – 16 hrs a week

Compensation: Unpaid/school credit

Location: NYC

Deadline: June 20, 2017 or until the right candidate is found.

To apply please fill out this Application Form ( and submit a CV to Both are required for a complete application.

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