The Washington Film Institute (WFI) is pleased to offer its Internship Programs – a platform for students to gain insight, experience, knowledge and skills in the operation of cultural film programming and events.

The Washington Film Institute (WFI) was created to inspire audiences through film education and the cultivation of the cinematic arts. We do this by producing an international film festival, developing educational programs, and programming film events throughout the year. The Institute was founded by John Hanshaw in the Fall of 2007. John has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He is also the Director of the GUERRILLA FILM FEST (GFF), a festival set up in 2003 to provide an alternative venue for independent and foreign filmmakers who work outside the Hollywood system.

Internships at WFI offer students with an opportunity to gain experience in several different areas such as event planning/execution, online outreach/marketing, web development, and programming.

Problem solvers and self-starters who are organized, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, strongly interested in film and film-related events, friendly and outgoing. Someone who is good with people and time management skills, has creativity, patience and flexibility.