Please contact your AFSNext specialist to confirm availability in the following cities at info@afsusa.org:
Barcelona, Spain | Dublin, Ireland | London, U.K. | New York City, U.S.A | Paris, France | San Jose, Costa Rica | Stockholm, Sweden | Sydney, Australia | Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Program fees & start dates
The below description has been provided by our implementing program administrator and is subject to change.

Program Overview

Internship Examples

Below are examples of our international video production internships and related filmmaking and theater programs. It is not guaranteed that you could get placed in one of the internship examples, but there are plenty of opportunities within the field. New opportunities are created every year. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, let us know!

Event Video Production Internship

Event Video Production Internships

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented video production intern to work abroad with an events organization that specializes in the planning and production of corporate events, festivals, and excursions. They even have an “extreme” division within their video production internships, which includes covering skydiving events and whitewater rafting. The selected intern will document particular events and excursions as well as create short videos for promotional use.

 


Video Production Internship

Video Production Internships

An international video marketing firm that promotes independent music in unique settings is seeking an intern. Typical intern duties include production assistance for video/filming on location, social media, blogging, and public relations assignments. In addition, the video production intern will also attend community events in a marketing capacity, help with logistics when musicians visit, and assist with other projects as they arise.

 

 

Housing and Language

Where you’ll live

Depending on your video production internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, in a college dorm, or in a student residence. A local program advisor and coordinator will be available to help you settle in and answer any questions during your program. Your accommodations will likely be within walking distance of your city’s public transportation system.

During your stay, you’ll operate within the same network as the students and/or interns you live  with. It is often through these relationships that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and discuss your experiences at  your video production internships.

Your language learning

Most programs are located in very English-friendly areas, and do not require prior knowledge of the local language. Depending on your placement, you may have the opportunity to integrate further into the community by attending language lessons.

* If your internship takes place in Paris, you will have the chance to experience full cultural immersion by living with a local host family. (French language skills are required for an internship in this location — language proficiency  will be evaluated prior to program attendance via Skype interview.)

Preparing for your future in video production

Selecting your internship

Before you depart, you’ll be introduced to your internship advisor for one-on-one support and career guidance. Your advisor will help you prepare for your video production internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement.

Working with your advisor, you’ll use the Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment to identify your top five strengths. These strengths will be useful in determining future opportunities and in helping to focus your interests into clear career goals well beyond the scope of the program.

Before your internship

Once you and your advisor have selected your internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you prepare for the transformational experience of working and living abroad. You’ll also have career skills training videos and articles at your fingertips to help you build your resume in advance. We want you to succeed and thrive abroad, and will provide countless resources to ensure you have what you need to do so.

During your internship

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll attend a welcome orientation to help you settle in and start your experience with your best foot forward. Midway through your program, you’ll have another opportunity to check in with local advisors at a career coaching session. During this visit, onsite staff will interview you and your employer to identify your strengths and areas where you could improve. We find that this feedback-loop is essential for success.

Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debrief touching on reverse culture shock and career training. When you return home, you will join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained from their video production internships and other professional experiences abroad to advance their lives and careers!