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FREE SPIRIT MEDIA'S FLASH FORWARD INTERNS AND PROGRAM ASSISTANTS receive opportunities to gain hands-on experience and exposure in the media, film and television industry or in the classroom as crew leaders in Free Spirit Media's summer journalism and broadcast programs.

Opportunities are available for young creatives ages 16-24 with a passion for media production or journalism.

 

INTERNS & FELLOWS

Flash Forward interns take their media passion and skills to the next level! This is your chance to get real workplace responsibilities and tasks. Placements include production, post production, and audio houses; casting agencies; and local news stations.

FREE SPIRIT MEDIA INTERNSHIP:

  • AGES: 16 - 18, high school or graduating senior

  • PROGRAM DATES: June 26 - August 10

  • SCHEDULE: 16 hours/week (12 hours at internship, 4 hours of professional development)

  • STIPEND: $1,050

FREE SPIRIT MEDIA FELLOWSHIP:

  • AGES: 18 - 24

  • PROGRAM DATES: June 26 - August 10 

  • SCHEDULE: 20 hours/week at internship with three professional development sessions

  • STIPEND: $1150

PROGRAM ASSISTANTS

Free Spirit Media Program Assistants work alongside FSM Program Staff to serve as crew leaders in our summer journalism and broadcast youth programs. Applicants should have experience in advanced youth media production, and other leadership experience is a plus.

  • AGES: 18 - 24

  • PROGRAM DATES: June 26 - August 11th

  • SCHEDULE: 20 hours/week

  • STIPEND: $1,155 - $1,400, depending on site and experience

WATCH: interns and fellows discuss their experiences in a video presented at the Flash Forward 2017 Presentation of Learning

"After graduating high school I wanted an internship within the TV and film industry before transitioning into college, and Flash Forward provided that opportunity. Not only did the Flash Forward Internship program place me at amazing sites like Most Visual and WTTW, but it also provided me with great career development skills, including resume building and networking techniques. If it wasn't for Free Spirit Media and Flash Forward, I don't know where I would be, they definitely helped to kickstart my career.

— KENYETTA JOHNSON, 2017 FLASH FORWARD ALUM

 

IMPORTANT DATES

APPLICATIONS OPEN: March 22

APPLICATIONS DUE: April 30 @ 5:00 PM

INTERVIEWS: May 7 - 15

FELLOWS & SITE PARTNERS MATCHING FAIR: May 19

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: May 21

FELLOWS ORIENTATION: June 12

INTERNS ORIENTATION: June 14

CELEBRATION OF LEARNING BRUNCH: August 10


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INDUSTRY PATHWAYS 


INTERESTED IN HOSTING A FLASH FORWARD INTERN OR FELLOW?

Contact Chakka Reeves, Industry Pathways Manager:

331.251.2620

pathways@freespiritmedia.org