Festival Paid Internship




WOW! This is an an awesome PAID learning position. Cut your chops in an extremely supportive real-world environment. This is a great resume builder. We have 10 years of experience overseeing interns and helping them learn from their work experience.

Forget anything you previously thought about internships – this one is an amazing opportunity to take on cool projects and be a part of an impressive film festival.

The 13th Annual Filmed by Bike is a film festival featuring the best bicycle themed movies from around the world. We coordinate a high energy event that features a huge street party, auxiliary events and two days of movies at the theater. Film submissions come from around the world.

The Intern will contribute to Filmed by Bike through varied exciting responsibilities to ensure a successful festival. This position is geared toward someone who wants to learn events and work with a pro team that is willing to teach. Our ideal candidate is up for the challenge that events present: many odd details go into making an event successful, embracing the workload to help put on a good show is imperative. After all, there’s only one chance to get it right.

The Festival Intern will report directly to the Festival Director.

We are a streamlined, creative event. If you enjoy working with a team of efficient people who are involved for an altruistic, true love of the event, you will fit right in.

It would be ideal if the Festival Intern is available January 23 and 25 in the evening for a special event that will help set the tone for the festival.


Roughly 5 hours a week from mid February through May 30. Meetings every other week, on a very flexible schedule. Workload increases as the festival draws near and Festival Assistant must be available for increased work May 10-25.


We are an extremely positive, supportive work team. We work very hard and are fully dedicated to the festival. We work from home and gather three times a month for a meeting at our sponsored group office, Radio Room in NE Portland. We use Google Docs for file management.

There is plenty of flexibility to schedule the Filmed by Bike workload around other personal commitments.


* Ability to work hard and set other things aside when urgent projects arise, ability to rest up and save energy when workload is mild.
* Cool under pressure.
* Friendly, positive, personable, welcoming, works well with the public.
* Communications oriented – can do an excellent job of representing the festival to a wide variety of people.
* Works independently with thorough initial instruction but limited oversight after that.
* Thorough with detailed projects, doesn’t mind office tasks.
* Knows how to set project priorities and ask questions to stay on track.
* Ability to balance Filmed by Bike workload with other life commitments.
* Creative
* Excellent correspondence etiquette.


* A love of bikes.
* A love of film.
* A desire to learn the inner working of events.


* Implement creative elements of the festival.
* Recruit and oversee event talent (musicians, performers).


* Attend events to promote Filmed by Bike.
* Assist in the execution of other promotional projects.
* Interview filmmakers.

AWARDS – 20%

* Program our awards ceremonies.
* Assist with awards ceremonies on stage as needed.
* Develop and produce trophies and gifts.


* Mandatory work both days of the festival, May 22-23 and possibly some work on May 24.


This is a learning internship with many perks. You will have an opportunity for hands-on learning from a team of event experts. Other perks include:
* $500 stipend upon successful completion of the internship
* Networking.
* Event entry.
* A solid resume builder – this is real-world work.
* Join a very fun, exciting team.


Send resume and cover letter as a PDF to Festival Director Ayleen Crotty: Ayleen@FilmedByBike.org. A .doc file is acceptable if that is your only option. Please ensure your cover letter clearly answers this question:
* How did you hear about this position? Please be as specific as possible.