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Develop your producing skills

We offer two internships with Action On The Side: the PRODUCER'S ASSISTANT and the MARKETING ASSISTANT

The Roles

There are two positions available: the Producer’s Assistant and the Marketing Assistant. Both roles are for a maximum four-month period. These are not full-time positions; they are voluntary and unpaid.

The Producer’s Assistant Intern will help with promoting and organising the short film projects. During the project, they will work on the film(s) as a credited Production Assistant. They will organise a two-day workshop. They will promote and help organise script development workshops.

The Marketing Assistant will promote the AOTS project and workshops through our website and social media channels. During the project, they will take behind-the-scenes photos & videos on-set, and will be credited as the Stills Photographer. They will represent AOTS at events. They will write and send our email newsletters. They will produce online content, including Facebook Live and YouTube videos for our channel.

What We Offer

Producer’s Training, Skills Development, Mentorship

The Interns will be working closely with the Organiser and Producer for AOTS, an experienced short-form content producer and educator with experience teaching Film at FE- and HE- level. They will gain valuable one-to-one training. This position will suit someone who wants to progress in production. This would also suit a student undertaking an internship for academic credit.


You will be taking part in our one-month film project in a credited role, that you can use for your CV and showreel.


You will grow your network by meeting and working with filmmakers. You can join our alumni group, where projects are shared.


Upon completion of the internship, the Interns will be provided with a reference.

What We Need

We are looking for enthusiastic team-players who have a few hours available per week to help grow AOTS. Successful applicants will have strong communication skills, take initiative, and be passionate about independent film. Applicants should be 18+. Preference is given to filmmakers who have taken part in an Action On The Side project, as they will know the format.

How To Apply

Email hello@actionontheside.tv with your resumé and cover letter. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview, either in person or by Skype.

If you are intending to undertake this internship for academic credit, please provide details of your requirements.