Social media and public rela­tions intern­ship at the Freiburg­er Film­fo­rum: Fes­ti­val of Tran­scul­tur­al Cinema (Feb-May 2023) 

Since 1985, the film forum has been show­ing con­tem­po­rary pro­duc­tions from all con­ti­nents as well as ret­ro­spec­tives from renowned film­mak­ers. In addi­tion to anthro­po­log­i­cal­ly informed films that deal with tran­scul­tur­al topics, our mul­ti­fac­eted and care­ful­ly curat­ed pro­gram also includes exhi­bi­tions, panels, and per­for­mances. The festival’s work­shop-like char­ac­ter and its small size are appre­ci­at­ed by film­mak­ers and guests from all over the world. This year, the film forum will take place in hybrid form from the 12th to the 21st of May 2023, com­bin­ing film screen­ings in the cinema with live streams and video on demand via a stream­ing platform.

The expan­sion of the fes­ti­val into dig­i­tal spaces requires an even stronger pres­ence in the social media land­scape and a seri­ous com­mit­ment to dig­i­tal public rela­tions. To strength­en our team in this area, we are seek­ing two interns. As a social media and dig­i­tal public rela­tions intern, you will con­tribute cre­ative ideas and offer ener­getic sup­port in order to attract the best audi­ence pos­si­ble to our fes­ti­val. As an orga­nized, inde­pen­dent person who can also work well in a team, you will plan and create social media cam­paigns and web­site design as well as expand out­reach to the festival’s net­work of insti­tu­tions, stake­hold­ers, and audi­ence mem­bers in Freiburg and inter­na­tion­al­ly. Cre­at­ing Insta­gram posts, plan­ning cre­ative cam­paigns, devel­op­ing strate­gies to win new audi­ence mem­bers, edit­ing images, main­tain­ing our web­site, and coor­di­nat­ing your work with a diverse team will be part of your day-to-day tasks along­side your co-intern. Addi­tion­al­ly, you can get involved in other areas of fes­ti­val orga­ni­za­tion accord­ing to your own inter­ests and experience.


Your daily tasks will involve:

  • plan­ning and imple­ment­ing social media cam­paigns to create a lively and mean­ing­ful pres­ence on social media as well as strength­en public relations
  • cre­at­ing a social media cal­en­dar, coor­di­nat­ing and sched­ul­ing daily/weekly posts on Insta­gram, Face­book, and through our newsletter
  • copy­writ­ing for var­i­ous social media plat­forms in English
  • work­ing with image edit­ing soft­ware (Pho­to­shop / InDe­sign) to adapt our design to fit dif­fer­ent plat­forms and formats
  • gen­er­al fes­ti­val assis­tance in other areas of work accord­ing to your inter­ests and skills


We are look­ing for some­one who has:

  • pas­sion for and expe­ri­ence with social media (Insta­gram, Face­book, Vimeo) and flu­en­cy in cre­at­ing posts, sto­ries, or cam­paigns— or the will­ing­ness to famil­iar­ize your­self with this area independently
  • expe­ri­ence with image edit­ing soft­ware such as Pho­to­shop, Gimp or InDe­sign and a strong sense of layout and visual design (some expe­ri­ence in video edit­ing would be a plus)
  • con­fi­dence and cre­ativ­i­ty in for­mu­lat­ing appeal­ing, cre­ative texts in English
  • ambi­tion to con­tribute cre­ative ideas, and to exe­cute them both inde­pen­dent­ly and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with team members


With us you will:

  • get an in-depth look behind the scenes of an inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned film fes­ti­val and learn how a film fes­ti­val is planned, orga­nized, and curated
  • con­tribute and expand your tal­ents and skills in a diverse team and learn new skills in social media man­age­ment and public relations
  • bring your knowl­edge of film, anthro­pol­o­gy, media/cultural stud­ies, or relat­ed sub­jects into practice


The intern­ship starts at the begin­ning of Feb­ru­ary and lasts until May 31, 2023. If you can see your­self excelling in this posi­tion, please send your appli­ca­tion with a CV and a letter of moti­va­tion to by Jan­u­ary 31st at the latest.


We are look­ing for­ward to hear­ing from you,

the Freiburg­er Film­fo­rum team