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Are you a student or recent graduate from  CMU, Carlow, Pitt, Duquesne, or another university in Pittsburgh? Are you interested in working with non-profits, or perhaps have a long-rooted interest in Asian culture? Then apply for a Fall Internship with Silk Screen! Every Fall, Spring, and Summer, Silk Screen takes on a number of local students to take part in all aspects of running a successful non-profit, from marketing and fundraising to videography and photo editing.

All that you need to do is send us your resume and a cover letter at:

Silk Screen

424 South 27th Street, Suite 203

Pittsburgh, PA 15203.


Internships typically last for the length of a semester (14-16 weeks), and we ask that interns contribute 10-16 hours per week.

 Below we have listed each of the available positions and a brief description of duties. More can be found at:

Fundraising and Development Intern:

          Update Silk Screen Database daily

          Contribute to planning Silk Screen events, such as the Film Festival, the Gala, Cultural Days, etc.

          Distribute marketing materials to our partner locations, local libraries, school, universities, restaurants, and cinemas

          Research potential contacts in local newspapers and magazines

          Create reports and organize lists of potential donors, media and film contacts

          Flyer and poster distribution

          Festival Publicity

          Attend all Silk Screen events in order to spread our goodwill and to recruit new board members and volunteers

          Learn how to use the Sales Force online software database

          Assist in other office and administrative tasks


Film Program Intern:

          Help Silk Screen to rate, track, and coordinate bringing films to Pittsburgh for our annual Film Festival, Heaviest duties Oct.- March

          Keep a detailed spreadsheet of potential film choices

          Keep track of film format, in order to assist in scheduling (i.e. DigiBeta, 35mm)

          Assist in contacting filmmakers and distributors via phone, email, letters, etc, in order to schedule film delivery and screening

          Regularly meet with the film programming director and festival director about new updates, details, etc.

          Distribute chosen films to members of the Programming committee, and keep a list of who takes what films out of the office

          For film deemed interesting, find relevant press materials, movie stills, etc for the films chosen to be in the festival


Videography and Photo-Editing Intern

          Attend all Silk Screen events in order to spread out goodwill and to recruit new board members and volunteers

          Record all performances, activities, and speeches given at Silk Screen events, and take the names of performers, speakers, and guests featured in video and photographs

          Work with festival director to ensure music copyright safety

          Meet weekly with the web team, events coordinator, operations director, and festival director

          Accurately represent Silk Screen, community partners, visitors, and performers, and edit video for website using Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro, or similar programs

          Distribute materials to partner associations, schools, restaurants, libraries, and theaters

          General Office Support

Program Book Editorial Intern:

          Intern will collaborate with the program book manager for the book’s content, editing, layout and proofreading

          Research information regarding actors, directors, films

          Write small synospses of films, dance or musical performances

          Proofread all written content for spelling and information errors

          Familiarity with Excel and Word

          Share pictures, logos, and movie stills with newspapers, news channels, magazines, etc. as appropriate

          With Administrative approval, send informational emails to film companies, reporters, essays writers, journalists, etc.

          Assist in general administrative tasks

          Collect different media, such as CD’s, DVD’s, and movie stills, about performers, directors, actors, movies, and track the format of each piece of media so that we know in which formats we can use it (i.e. is it too large too to feature in the newsletter? Is it hard to format online?)

          Organize film reviews, programs page, and ads in a file format and then onto a disc

Marketing Intern:

          Maintain Silk Screen’s presence online – Facebook, Silk Screen’s Official Blog, Tagged, Flickr, Pinterest – and deliver daily updates

          Meet with the technology director and festival director with marketing updates and details

          Keep a spreading of all electronic posting sites, fee, deadlines, memberships, passwords, etc

          Periodically submit event information to local schools, college, partner association, websites, blog, posting, networks, and more

          Maintain updates for ticket and merchandise sales on the website

          Research news areas for electronic marketing in all areas related to: Films, Asia, Asian Americans, Asian Musicians, Asian Dancers, Asian Theater, Other arts, Culture & Diversity,  Awareness, Festivals, Pittsburgh & Pennsylvania + surrounding area (150 mile radius) “things to do”  websites

Music Director Assistant:

          Arrange projects  tasks with the music director for all rehersals, events, and recording sessions

          Attend all music recording, rehearsals, and review sessions

          Distribute all music materials to partner associations, libraries, local universities and schools, theaters and restaurants

          Organize musician shifts for rehearsal, performances, recordings and reviews

          Keep meticulous notes regarding project updates

          Meet with music director and musicians when necessary

          Attend all Silk Screen function to spread our goodwill and to recruit new board memebrs and volunteers

          General Office Support

General Office Intern

          Attend Silk Screen events as ambassador to the organization with goal of recruiting new volunteers and committee members

          Assist in all special events planning

          Maintain spreadsheet of active volunteers’ and committee members’ contact information

          Coordinate volunteer shifts for events, as well as tasks for each volunteer

          Recruit new volunteers via email, posters, telephone, e-blasts, websites, blogging, etc.

          Distribute posters and other advertisements to partner associations, schools, restaurants, theater

           Train volunteers on required tasks at events (selling tickets, balancing sales amounts, distributing surveys, awards ballots, programs, contact info collection)

          Regularly meet with events coordinator and festival coordinator to discuss updates

          General office support


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