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Checkerboard internship


Checkerboard Film Foundation is seeking an intern who wants to gain experience in documentary production and non-profit administration to assist us with our principal activities from mid September through mid December.

Checkerboard is an independent documentary production company, established in 1979 to document living artists who are making important contributions to the American arts. Since then, we have produced over 50 films on iconic artists, photographers, architects, writers, and others spanning the last half-century. Our archive has become a visual time capsule of artistic pursuits, comprising footage and interviews. Featured artists include: Tina Barney, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Jeanne Gang (Studio Gang Architects), Philip Johnson, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, The Paris Review, James Salter, Vincent Scully, Carrie Mae Weems, and many others. Please visit

The Experience:

As a small and multi-project-engaged organization, interns will participate in Checkerboard’s overall daily activities, such as assisting the team in setting up shoots, conducting research for current and future projects, logging footage, transcribing interviews, keeping shoot logs, working on distribution plans, researching screenings and film festivals, fulfilling various production and post-production needs, and more. The internship will provide you with a good grounding in the administration and activities of a successful small-scale film production and arts oriented organization.


-           Must be highly organized, and a self-starter.
-           Must have good research and communication skills.
-           Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel), Google Docs,
            and Social Media sites.
-           Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut Pro 7 is a plus.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Chase at by July, 31, 2014.

Checkerboard Film Foundation is a non-profit documentary film production company founded in 1979.

We document living artists who have made important contributions to the American arts. Our mission is educational and archival.

Current Films In Production

Julie Mehretu 

Vladimir Kagan

Jack Youngerman

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