Still from The House at the Edge of the Galaxy, Gleb Osatinski dir

Join our Other Worlds Austin team as an intern! All Internships are unpaid, but have great benefits! An internship with Other Worlds Austin consists of a regular weekly work schedule and is designed to expand participants’ professional knowledge and experience. 

Former Intern Robyn Paxman in action at the 2015 fest

Former Intern Robyn Paxman in action at the 2015 fest

All internship applicants are required to provide proof of their internship requirements for school. Prospective Interns not completing an internship for a college or university credit will be considered ‘volunteers’ for tax and legal purposes and may refer to their time with OWA as an Apprenticeship.

Job Description:  As an Other Worlds Austin intern, you will learn every aspect of how a film festival works by assisting in the planning, organizing and maintaining of all major OWA projects and timelines within each department. Unlike some other arts organizations, where an intern may only see inside one department, working with OWA will afford the opportunity to be a part of the entire festival experience.  This prospect will help you to gain event planning experience and learn the logistics of producing an annual film festival, opening you up for job possibilities in a variety of areas.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Director of Operations with project coordination, creating deadline and priorities checklists, calendars, assisting in the implementation of administrative daily tasks, and getting price quotes for different projects to be completed.

  • Assist with film screenings around Austin and completing out-of-office errands.

  • Assist the Marketing and Social Media Departments by helping with research, grassroots efforts, and internet marketing strategies.  This potentially includes working with social media, flyer design, event promotion, etc.

  • Assist in the process of logging screenplay and film submissions, developing and maintaining databases, and communicate with entrants regarding their work.

Job Requirements: Must demonstrate exemplary communication, organization, and note-taking skills. Must possess the ability to multi-task with self-management characteristics. Requires the ability to give attention to detail. 

Skills Needed:

  • Timeliness, reliability and responsibility are key

  •  Professional demeanor

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel

  •  Ability to work under pressure and with deadlines

  • Highly organized

  • Ability to think outside of the box

  • Comfortable on the phone

  • Creative Writing 

  • Adobe Suite knowledge a plus, but not required

Former Interns Claire King & Taylor Covington letting loose at the Closing Night Party of the 2016 fest

Former Interns Claire King & Taylor Covington letting loose at the Closing Night Party of the 2016 fest

We require an availability of at least 12 hours per week during the hours of 9am and 7pm, Monday-Friday, in blocks of at least 3 hours at a time. You will need your own transportation or ability to get to and from the Other Worlds Austin office located at 1104 S. Mays in Round Rock, TX.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply! 


To be considered for an interview, please fill out our INTERNSHIP APPLICATION FORM and email with A COPY OF YOUR RESUME to The subject line should read: "OWA Internship Application."