Intern at MIFF & MDC's Tower Theater

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) will celebrate its 31st anniversary from March 7 through March 16, 2014. MIFF offers year-round Internship Programs designed to provide students with experience, knowledge and skills in the operation of a cultural destination event.

MDC’s Tower Theater is MIFF’s 52-weeks-a-year art house cinema and is considered one of the top ten theaters in the US according to USA Today.

Internships for Summer and Fall are available in:

  • Programming, Filmmaker Services & Film Industry Office
  • Industry Office
  • Hospitality and Special Events
  • Volunteer Management
  • General Office
  • Graphic Design
  • Operations
  • Marketing and Outreach
  • Press Operations
  • Membership (Miami Film Society)
  • Corporate Relations and Development

All internships require a strong degree of responsibility and are supervised to facilitate learning and experience. They are designed to provide a broad understanding of various work settings work styles.

Internships are unpaid but can be used toward credit requirements. Term of Internships and how to apply can stay the same.

Term of Internships

MIFF and MDC’s Tower Theater internships are temporary assignments that last approximately 12-16 weeks. Internships occurring during a given academic year typically require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. However, the hours and length of the internship can be adjusted depending on the needs of the department and the availability of the student.

Internship terms are as follows:

SUMMER: Dates Flexible
FALL SEMESTER: Sept. 1, 2014 – Dec. 15, 2014
2014 SPRING SEMESTER: Jan. 7, 2015 – April 10, 2015

Interns are required to submit a resume, cover letter and three references. All requests for internship are reviewed by the appropriate department. Candidates who meet the needs outlined by a department are interviewed in person.

At the end of the internship, participants are asked to complete an internship program evaluation form. Additionally, the participant's supervisor will complete an appraisal form. Any and all institutional paperwork will be completed to ensure credit requirements are met, if applicable.

All internships take place at the Miami International Film Festival offices, located on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College in the New World School of the Arts building, 25 NE 2nd Street, Rooms 5501-5521, Miami, FL 33132 or at MDC’s Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8 Street Miami, FL 33135 in Historic Little Havana.

How To Apply

To apply for a MIFF or MDC Tower Theater Internship, check that you fulfill the requirements:

• 12-16 week commitment (start and end dates above)
• Minimum 15 hours per week

Select your top three department choices, in order of preference, for your internship (e.g. Filmmaker Services, Marketing and Outreach, Tower Theater Operations, Press Operations, etc.)

Submit resume, cover letter and references, as well your department choices to Internships at

For more information on the Miami International Film Festival and MDC’s Tower Theater, call 305-237-FILM (3456).