The IDA is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture. We believe documentary storytelling expands understanding of our shared human experience, fostering an informed, compassionate, and connected world. We are therefore committed to providing resources to filmmakers, creating community, and defending the rights and freedoms of documentary artists and documentary journalists.

3470 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 980 Los Angeles, CA 90010




With generous support from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is excited to offer eligible undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship. The Education Programs Intern will learn the essential elements of running a highly successful arts education program and gain insight and exposure into the thriving field of documentary.


Facility with Google Chrome applications, MS Word and MS Excel;
Experience with Photoshop, HTML and editing platforms (Final Cut, Avid, etc.) a plus;
Strong research, writing and verbal communication skills;
Availability to participate in some weekday evening and Saturday morning events (4-6 over the 10-week period); and
Interest in documentary film/nonfiction media.

How to Apply

To apply for an internship, the candidate must email a resume and cover letter explaining their qualifications, experience, and the specific reasons why they are applying for this internship to Include "Educational Programs Internship 2018” in the subject line.Interns will work at the IDA Office located at 3470 Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles. The office is accessible.

Interns will be provided with a workstation in a shared space and will have access to all of the same amenities as employees (kitchen, conference room, etc).