Facets Children’s Programs and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Facets Children’s Programs and the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival


Internship Opportunities


Kathleen Beckman
Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
1517 West Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
Tel: 773-281-9075
Fax: 773-929-0266
E-mail: internships@facets.org

Organization Description:Facets Sign

Facets Multi-Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition, distribution & education of foreign, independent & classic films through Facets Cinema, Facets Rentals, the Facets DVD label, and Facets Film School classes. Facets’ Children’s Programs include Facets Kids Film Camp, teaching film theory, critique and basic film production to kids ages 7-14, the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (an Academy-qualifying film festival), the largest festival of films for children in North America featuring over 200 films from 40 countries, and year-round screenings & workshops for schools groups & families.


Internship Description:

Facets Internships are a great learning experience for anyone interested in event coordination, film, fundraising, writing, marketing, publicity, non-profit organizations & PR. Some internships are seasonal and others are based on need. Internship areas include:


  • Facets Programs Assistant
  • Festival Programming Assistant
  • Festival Registrar                                
  • Marketing/Social Media Coordinator   
  • Children’s Film Acquisitions Assistant
  • Summer Kids Film Camp and Jury Coordinator
  • Facets Cinema Marketing Assistant
  • Facets DVD Label – Sales, Marketing & Publicity
  • Development Assistant

CLICK HERE for Detailed Internship Descriptions (PDF)

Internships require an average of 3, 8-hour days (weekdays) per week for a 3-4 month period. Some internships may require additional hours, evenings and weekends.  

Compensation: Intern at YCC

Internships are unpaid but include many extra “perks” [while interning] such as: free admission into Facets Cinematheque, free rentals from Facets Rentals, free enrollment for Facets Film School classes and free soda and popcorn. Most of all, Facets internships are an intense and rewarding learning experience with a unique and celebrated Chicago non-profit arts organization.


There is no application deadline although application materials should be submitted 2-6 months prior to the upcoming internship session. Internships are roughly seasonal (Winter/Spring, Summer, & Fall). Submission materials include:

  • Internship Application (click to download .pdf of application)
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter: Personal statement of what an internship with Facets means to you.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and Internship Application to Kathleen Beckman, Internship Coordinator via e-mail, fax or mail (above). Interviews for finalists will ONLY be considered after all materials are received.

For more information on Facets programs, please visit our website at www.facets.org.