Internships Available for the Chiang Mai Documentary Arts Festival & F/28 – The Chiang Mai Month of Photography
Documentary Photo, Film, Editing, Curating, Teaching & more
Internships with Documentary Arts Asia are a great way to kick-start your career. Internships with DAA give very real experiences and exposure to the documentary world. Interns are given high levels of responsibility and complete real tasks they can be proud of and put on their CV’s in the future.
Interns come to Chiang Mai from from far and wide for this opportunity, with past interns coming from South Africa, Australia, Lithuania, Nepal, Vietnam, USA, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, UK, Spain, India & more.
Interns who complete a successful internship will be able to get letters of recommendation and continued support and may be invited back to join the DAA team as future artists in residence, managing directors, and more. Internships are generally three months in duration, with five work days per week plus one day of self-study/self assignment. Festival interns will be expected to stay for a two month intensive program. All interns will be required to spend some hours at the DAA desk welcoming guests to the center and doing general tasks in addition to their special projects. All internships are currently unpaid – when possible we are happy to help the interns meet school/university requirements such as additional credit assignments.
Applications must include a letter of intent and CV. Send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the online form below.
Assistant Event Production
Duties: manage the production of the opening party, the closing party and the exhibition openings. Supervise the sound and light, the projector and media, and the multimedia show.
Translator English to Thaï
Duties: translate introductions and captions for exhibitions and films.
Duties: Organize the volunteer schedule, help find volunteers.
Media Coordinator + 2-3 Assistants
Still 1 assistant position available
Duties: manage the media production during the festivals and the photo and video direction.
Exhibition Production & Assistant
Duties: manage the prints, framing, and the set up of the exhibitions. Design the stand for exhibitions, supervise the exhibition maintaince during the festival
PR & Assistant
Duties: Develop and update the festival websites and social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Supervise the design aspect and create and organize promotional events
Duties: Helps curate films for both festivals & the co-sponsored TEDx Salon event
Duties: find the best of newly released photo-books and contact publishers to send us copies to include in our showcase.
Q – About how much will it cost for food and accommodation during my internship?
A – Long-term guesthouses and apartments are very reasonable in Chiang Mai. Our interns have paid between 60USD to 160USD a month for furnished flats. Food is also cheap–if you eat at delicious local places, expect to pay around a dollar or two per meal.
Q – Do I need to book an apartment before I arrive?
A – Most of our interns stay at a guest house for a few days while they find an apartment. There are lots available, so pre-booking isn’t really necessary.