Research or production internship (documentary)

Research or production internship (documentary)

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Submarine –
At Submarine we devise and produce ambitious international animation, documentary and live action films and series, and interactive productions. For streamers such as Amazon Prime and Netflix, but also for Dutch and foreign broadcasters such as KRO-NCRV, AVROTROS, ZDF, ARTE and Channel 4. Submarine is one of the largest film producers in the Netherlands and is located in the heart of Amsterdam, London, and Los Angeles . Our talented and renowned filmmakers explore the boundaries of the moving image. Our productions often premiere at major international film festivals and win major awards, including International Emmy Awards, the Prix Europa, the NHK Japan Prize, the Peabody Award and the SXSW Interactive Award. An overview of all our productions (in development/production and completed) can be found on our website. In order to achieve our ambitious goals, we are currently looking for two proactive internship candidates!

What do we offer?
A competitive internship allowance and a dynamic, inspiring working environment with friendly colleagues in the nice office at LAB111. Submarine has many different projects from documentary to scripted and animation. You come into contact with all kinds of facets of productions. There is a lot of room to learn and we greatly appreciate our own initiative.


There are currently several new projects in development and production. That is why we are looking for a research intern and production intern who can join the team for a period of at least 5 months.

Job requirements / profile
We are looking for two interns who have broad interests, are involved with documentaries, have strong communication skills, are driven and like to tackle things. You must be able to think creatively and solution-oriented, be stress-resistant, flexible and proactive and dare to take your own initiatives. Experience with journalism and/or media studies is an advantage. A good command of the English and Dutch language is also important.

Education: HBO or WO

Documentary – Production internship
As a production intern you take on the role of production assistant for the documentaries we work on. It is the perfect opportunity to gain a lot of experience in a variety of projects, from grant applications and festival registrations to the preparation of shooting days and post-production. In addition to production support, you will also help with research during the development phase of projects.

Documentary – Research internship
As a research intern, you are mainly concerned with all kinds of activities that are involved in the development phase of film production. For example, you assist with research for documentaries in development, think about potential new plans and help with subsidy applications. In addition to this work, you will also support ongoing productions by, among other things, helping to prepare shooting days.

The activities for both internships are varied and include the following tasks:
• Support with grant applications
• Assisting with preparations for shooting days
• Support in the development of new documentary plans
• Production support
• Research activities
• Preparing shooting and organizing and developing shooting for editing
• Registrations at film festivals
• Daily tasks at the office

It is a hands-on internship where you learn everything about making a documentary, with room for your own initiatives and goals. You really become part of our production team! With the help of your internship supervisor, you set your own learning goals for your personal and professional development. This way you get the most out of your experience at Submarine.

Language requirements
Dutch English

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Expires 01-12-2023