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National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Internships 2024 Apply Now

NFVF is seeking creative and passionate individuals for its internship program designed to provide practical experience and hands-on learning opportunities in various aspects of the film and video industry. This internship aims to offer valuable insights and exposure to the workings of a governmental agency focused on supporting the growth and development of the film sector in South Africa.

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  • Assist in administrative tasks related to project management, funding applications, and program coordination.
  • Conduct research on industry trends, local and international film markets, and emerging technologies.
  • Support outreach initiatives, including communication with filmmakers, stakeholders, and industry professionals.
  • Aid in organizing events, workshops, and training programs aimed at industry development.
  • Collaborate with different departments to contribute to ongoing projects and initiatives within NFVF.
  • Participate in team meetings, brainstorming sessions, and contribute innovative ideas to support NFVF's mission.
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Film Studies, Media, Communications, or related fields.
  • Passion for the film and video industry, with a strong desire to learn and grow in this field.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and basic understanding of project management tools is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, manage time efficiently, and collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of the South African film industry landscape is a plus.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on Experience: Gain practical experience and exposure to various aspects of the film and video industry, working on real projects and initiatives.
  • Learning Opportunities: Access workshops, training programs, and seminars conducted by industry experts to enhance skills and knowledge in filmmaking, project management, and industry trends.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Receive guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals within NFVF, offering valuable insights and advice to navigate the industry.
  • Networking: Build a network of contacts within the film and video industry, including filmmakers, industry professionals, and stakeholders, which could be beneficial for future career opportunities.
  • Stipend or Compensation: Receive a stipend or compensation to cover basic expenses during the internship duration.
  • Exposure to Projects: Contribute to ongoing projects and initiatives within NFVF, gaining hands-on experience and insights into the workings of a governmental agency dedicated to the film industry.
  • Professional Development: Enhance communication, teamwork, and project management skills through practical work experiences and interactions with diverse teams.
  • Career Development: Gain valuable experience for your resume/CV, which can be advantageous for future job prospects within the film industry or related fields.
  • Cultural and Diversity Exposure: Experience the rich cultural diversity of South Africa while working in a creative and dynamic environment.
  • Potential Future Opportunities: Depending on performance and availability, exceptional interns may be considered for further opportunities within NFVF or recommended for positions within the broader industry.
  1. Review the Internship Opportunities: Visit the NFVF website or their designated application portal to explore available internship positions. Review the job descriptions, qualifications, and responsibilities to identify the roles that align with your interests and skills.
  2. Prepare Application Materials: Gather the necessary documents, including:
    • Updated Resume/CV: Highlight relevant education, skills, experiences, and any film-related projects or achievements.
    • Cover Letter: Tailor your cover letter to express your interest in the NFVF internship program, detailing why you're passionate about the film industry and how you can contribute to NFVF's mission.
    • Portfolio (if applicable): Include samples of your work, such as film projects, writing samples, or any relevant creative endeavors.
  3. Submit Application: Follow the application instructions provided on the NFVF website or application portal. Typically, applications are submitted online through a designated form or email address. Ensure that all required documents are attached and submitted according to the specified guidelines.
  4. Keep Track of Deadlines: Be mindful of application deadlines. Submit your application well before the closing date to ensure it is considered within the application window.
  5. Follow-Up and Communication: After submitting your application, if you don't receive an immediate confirmation, allow some time for the selection process. If there's a contact provided, you may follow up politely via email after a reasonable period to inquire about the status of your application.
  6. Prepare for Interviews (If Selected): If you're shortlisted, NFVF may reach out to schedule interviews or further assessments. Prepare for these interactions by researching the NFVF organization, understanding its mission, and being ready to discuss your skills and experiences in alignment with the internship role.
  7. Be Professional and Responsive: Throughout the application process, maintain professionalism in all communications. Respond promptly to any requests or queries from NFVF, and demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to the internship opportunity.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Movies and Sound Recording
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 27, 2024
Valid through
December 25, 2024
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