One of the core pillars of GCFC’s mission is workforce development. To that end, we offer programs that help current and aspiring production professionals keep up with industry best practices from industry experts, which ensures that they are ready to handle any task that a visiting production might require. We also work with local educators to help students who have a desire to enter a career in media production gain exposure to the industry.
One way that we do that is by hosting interns in our GCFC office. Throughout the year, several opportunities are available to students interested in the media production industry to come work with us and learn not only about the industry, but also about non-profit organizations and day to day office life. We also host students for limited time shadowing and senior projects, which can last anywhere from one day to one week.
We’ve hosted high school and college students, as well as graduates and others with industry experience looking to work close to the industry while they plan their next move. Since 2007, we have hosted more than 55 students from:
Baldwin Wallace UniversityBeachwood High School
Beaumont High School
Bowling Green State University
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
Great Science Academy
Independence High School
Kenston High School
Kent State University
Mayfield High School
Mentor High School
New York University
Penn State University
Saint Joseph’s AcademySaint Martin de Porres
The Lawrence School
The Ohio State University
The University of Arizona
The University of Southern California
The University of Toledo
Toledo School for the Arts
It’s not all set visits and movie screenings (though that does happen from time to time); there’s a variety of tasks to complete in the office whether it’s stuffing welcome packets for incoming productions, acting as a runner for important documents, working as support at one of our events, or anything and everything that might come up on a given day.
For those interns who have a background in film, there is the possibility of placement on a production. Several interns have started work in the office, only to get the call to fill a job on set. However, the availability of those jobs is at the sole discretion of the productions that are in town at any given time. We will always inquire as to whether such opportunities are available, though we cannot guarantee placement.
Fill out THIS FORM to be considered for a GCFC Internship, limited time shadowing or senior project opportunities.
Internships questions can be directed to Executive Assistant/Office Manager Ashley Alexandersen at [email protected].