2019 summer internships

Documentary post-production Summer internship opportunity

20 hours/week. 10 weeks to be scheduled between May 15 and September 15. $13/hr.

Job Description: Applicant will assist with footage ingest, media management, footage review, creation of string-outs and selects, construction of sequences, creation of graphics, color-correction, audio mixing, exporting and publishing of content. Scrappers Film Group will provide education, encouragement, and opportunities to develop skills related to non-fiction video post-production in a positive work environment, as well as introductions to peers in the community and guidance in developing intern interests. Intern will assist with projects ranging from documentaries on social justice issues and arts and culture, to strategic videos for nonprofits and small businesses.

Requirements: Applicant should have strong communication skills and professional demeanor.  English fluency. Currently enrolled or recent graduate of a liberal arts or social sciences college program.  Experience with Adobe Premiere and After Effects. Applicant should have a strong sense of self-motivation and initiative, a passion for documentary, as well as familiarity with Scrappers Film Group content - review scrappersfilmgroup.com before applying.

Documentary Social Media Summer Internship Opportunity

20 hours/week.  10 weeks to be scheduled between May 15 and September 15.  $13/hr.

Job Description: Applicant will assist with audience engagement via social media for Scrappers Film Group’s original content. Intern will research, conceptualize, execute, and evaluate multiple social media initiatives with guidance and oversight from the Scrappers team and other stakeholders. Scrappers Film Group will provide education, encouragement, and opportunities to develop skills related to non-fiction film in a positive work environment, as well as introductions to peers in the community and guidance in developing intern interests. Intern will assist with documentaries on social justice issues, arts and culture.

Requirements: Applicant should have strong communication skills and professional demeanor.  English fluency. Currently enrolled or recent graduate of a liberal arts or social sciences college program.  Experience with best practices in research and social media. Applicant should have a strong sense of self-motivation and initiative, a passion for documentary, as well as familiarity with Scrappers Film Group content - review scrappersfilmgroup.com before applying.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2019

Notification: April 15, 2019

To apply, send a Resume and a Cover Letter explaining how this internship will contribute to your career and personal goals to Jeff Milam at admin@scrappersfilmgroup.com. A link to a portfolio or previous documentary, video, or journalistic work is appreciated but not required. Applicants to both internships will be rejected; please only apply to the internship that best suits your experience and goals.


Company Description: Scrappers Film Group crafts documentaries that inspire viewers to question the familiar and empathize with the unknown, by devoting years to documenting the struggles of real characters and pushing technical and conceptual boundaries to engage broad audiences through partnerships with esteemed distributors. The 10 person company operates out of a shared 2000 sq. foot production facility in Chicago’s Cermak Creative District, serving clients ranging from The New York Times and WBEZ Public Radio to Code For America and The University of Chicago, and takes its name from partners Brian Ashby & Ben Kolak’s debut feature, Scrappers, one of Roger Ebert’s Best Documentaries of 2010.