Since 1980, Film Independent has championed creative independence in visual storytelling and supported a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision. Through our Artist Development and Education programs, we help filmmakers make their movies, build audiences for their work and promote underrepresented filmmakers. We produce the Spirit Awards, a celebration of the best artist-driven films, the LA Film Festival and the year-round series Film Independent at LACMA.

5670 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 900 Suite 900 Los Angeles, CA 90036




Reporting to the Grants Manager, the Institutional Giving Intern will have the exciting opportunity to assist the Institutional Giving Team with Film Independent’s year-round fundraising efforts, including help with prospect research, grant writing, donor renewal assistance, grant report writing and donor event support. The intern will help the Institutional Giving Coordinator with donor stewardship, database entry and cleanup and funder fulfillment for programs such as Film Independent Presents, our inclusion summit and Future Filmmakers. S/he will also assist Film Independent’s Membership Team by helping with renewal letters and working monthly membership events. Schedule to include some nights and weekends.


Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills. Applicants must have experience using Mac platforms and Microsoft Office and should have excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple projects. Should possess a professional and friendly office demeanor and must be comfortable working with the public. Knowledge of and interest in film and/or the arts in Los Angeles is a plus. Evening and weekend hours will be required for special event coverage and intern must have access to a car or transportation.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.