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Program Intern

Chicken & Egg Pictures

Chicken & Egg Pictures

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Posted on Friday, December 29, 2023
Part-time position, approximately 16 hours per week

Hybrid: 2+ days a week in Brooklyn office (may vary based on schedule)

Term: January-April 2024, with the possibility of extension.

Compensation: $18/hr

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Posted: December 6, 2023

Chicken & Egg Pictures is seeking a Program Intern to support the program team.

As part of the newly developed internship program, this position is an exciting, unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of Chicken & Egg Pictures (C&E) and our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan. You will support the organization as part of a cohort of three interns.

See our 2023-2025 Strategic Plan here:

In recruiting for this position, we’re seeking an individual who would like an insider’s view into the documentary film world, and who is interested in joining a creative team that is truly passionate about advancing our mission of supporting a global community of women and non-binary filmmakers. You are inspired by Chicken & Egg Pictures’ vision of an inclusive and equitable media industry and our mission to amplify diverse voices in nonfiction film, are motivated by a culture of openness and learning, and are eager to grow with a team that is passionate about putting our values into practice.

Please note: Chicken & Egg Pictures is not a production company. We are a nonprofit media organization that supports documentary filmmakers through grants and mentorship programs.

Who We Are

Chicken & Egg Pictures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a global community of women and non-binary documentary filmmakers with creative and financial support to realize their cinematic visions and build fulfilling careers in a gender inclusive media industry. We envision an equitable and just world shaped by the power of documentary films. Our work responds to the reality that sexism, racism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia can still slow or even halt too many people’s careers. Our mission lays the groundwork to disrupt these barriers.

Filmmakers need resources, opportunities, and access to thrive in an unbalanced film landscape. So we match strategically timed grants with creative mentorship and community, building peer networks and bringing artists together to learn from and champion one another. This support system is tailored for the unique challenges women and non-binary people experience in their filmmaking and career trajectories.

Since our founding, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded over $12 million in grants and devoted thousands of hours of creative mentorship to over 500 filmmakers from around the world. Films supported by our work have been nationally and internationally recognized with the industry’s highest honors, including Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Peabody Awards. And they have raised visibility and driven social change on urgent issues.

Since 2013, the organization has been led by Chief Executive Officer, Jenni Wolfson. Under her leadership, our budget has grown and our programs have expanded, and our stellar team has won honors including the Social Impact Media Awards, Vanguard Award, and the International Documentary Association’s Amicus Award; we were also a finalist for the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Additional information about us and our current programs may be found on our website:

What You'll Do

The intern will assist our program team and will be supervised by Program Manager, Iva Dimitrova. The internship period will include work on various projects and tasks to gain experience in the documentary film industry and nonprofit program support, including:

Administrative Support for Open Calls

  • Monitor open call inboxes and reply to applicant inquiries
  • Troubleshoot application platform issues
  • Coordinate informational webinars for grants/programs
  • Pre-screen for application review processes
  • Provide support for building a new application for the Producers Grant (to launch in 2024)

Team Support

  • Research strategy for program staff festival attendance
  • Track and report on the progress of C&E supported films/filmmakers
  • Update C&E filmmaker directory and library of films
  • Support other program-related activities as needed, such as workshops, retreats, event

Who You Are

Candidates should:

  • Be organized and detail oriented
  • Be enthusiastic, proactive, and curious
  • Approach tasks with problem-solving skills and follow-through
  • Be confident in their communication skills and prepared to represent the organization in a tactful, accurate, and tailored manner
  • Have an enthusiasm for storytelling for social change

What Else You Should Know

Internship Period: January - April 2024, with the possibility of extension.

Time Commitment: Approximately 16 hours per week. The exact number of hours per week will vary, and a flexible schedule is possible.

Compensation: The compensation for this role is $18 per hour. This is a non-exempt position that is eligible for overtime. This part-time position is not eligible for benefits, except those mandated by law.

Deadline: Applications submitted by January 8, 2024 will be reviewed by the hiring team. Applications submitted after this deadline will continue to be accepted but may not be guaranteed review. Early submission of your application is recommended. First round interviews will take place in mid January.

Application Process: If your application moves forward, we will schedule an interview to be held in person if it is possible. Applicants who advance past the interview stage will be asked to complete an at-home exercise, for which they will receive an honorarium.

Location and Hybrid Work Policy: This position is based in NYC. Staff are working a hybrid schedule with a standard schedule of at least two days a week in our Brooklyn office.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Chicken & Egg Pictures is an at-will and equal opportunity employer. As such, we strongly encourage and seek applications from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women and non-binary individuals, people of color, bilingual and multicultural individuals, people with working class backgrounds, people with disabilities, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

We take great pride in providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, genetics, protected veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or familial status, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

E-Verify: We participate in the E-Verify Program.

How to Apply

Complete the form on this career page to submit your cover letter and résumé.

In your cover letter, we invite you to respond to the following prompts:

  • What experiences have prepared you to work on our program team? What interests you about the work of filmmaker funding and mentorship?
  • What do you hope to learn from the internship? What experiences do you hope to gain?

Applicants with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process. Please reach out to with any requests.

Please, no phone calls.

Hiring companies: We will not respond to emails about this position.

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