Internship Opportunities at Longleaf?

Eat popcorn, watch films, and intern!

Yes! We do have internship opportunities—and you should apply! Join our team, and you can:

  • Work independently and in team settings.
  • Experience guided learning in event planning.
  • Discover the “behind the scenes” aspects of organizing a film festival.
  • Meet creatives, including filmmakers and actors who are part of the festival.
  • Realize the satisfaction of working toward a goal and seeing that goal attained.
  • Plus, free popcorn!


Be an intern for Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History!
Internship experiences may include

  • social media outreach (creating posts that are part of a larger campaign),
  • watching films that are submitted for judging,
  • assisting with graphic design of marketing collateral for the festival and related events,
  • helping research and develop workshops and panels for the festival, and
  • performing “OTHER duties”—which include assisting with projects for our home base, the North Carolina Museum of History.

While internship applications are closed, don’t hesitate to reach out if you are driven to help us this year!

What we’re looking for in a Longleaf intern

We are currently seeking an intern for spring semester. While the schedule is flexible, you should be able to start this internship sometime in February 2020, and you must be able to carry out the internship’s responsibilities through the festival on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, 2020. Our internships are unpaid, but we do offer occasional perks and college credit. Other considerations:

  • Interns must have completed first year of college.
  • Interns must have at least a 2.8 on 4.0 GPA.
  • Interns must attend the event; Longleaf Film Festival is Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, 2020.
  • Interns must be able to work on-site at the Museum of History at 5 East Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh.
  • Interns should have an interest in film studies, marketing, public history, communications, history, English, or any other topic you can make fit!

So, what are you waiting for? Be a part of year six: May 8–9, 2020!
Follow  this link  for more information and an application. Applications are due by January 10, 2020.


A little bit of background on Longleaf

Facebook Profile picThe North Carolina Museum of History initiated Longleaf Film Festival in 2015 as part of its celebration of the state’s 100-year history of filmmaking, which included a major exhibition, Starring North Carolina!. In its initial year, the free public festival surpassed all expectations in every way.

And, we became an annual event! Longleaf Film Festival explores both historical and contemporary stories that are central to our understanding of how North Carolina fits into the world. We strive to help people recognize the connections between loving movies and loving history.