The Organization of Black Screenwriters (OBS) started in 1986 assists writers in creating scripts/screenplays for television and films helping them present their work within the entertainment industry. Due to their great efforts and continued growth, OBS have developed a powerful network which includes the Writers Guild of America, producers, directors, studios, and many agents. Currently, they are seeking for interns to perform research and support functions for board members of the organization. If you desire to pursue a career in entertainment or media, this summer internship position will interest you.
Internship responsibilities include
- Chosen candidates will be required to research online and offline, provide administrative support, visit sites, and recruit additional campus staff.
- Additionally, you will need to support board members that are non-profit, medical, tech, entertainment, media, and legal fields executives.
Qualifications required for the black screenwriters internship
- Ideal candidate must possess strong business grammar and writing skills. Must be social media savvy with an outgoing personality and keen interest in increasing diversity in television, film, and multi-media.
- Familiarity with HBCU’s is desired.
- While candidates pursuing any degree can apply, journalism, communications, film, mass media, public relations, and social science majors are encouraged to apply.
Internship compensation and benefits
This summer internship requires less than 20 hours per month and is an unpaid position. However, successful candidates will be given first right of refusal for Campus Representative Positions for the fall and spring semesters. Then, the compensation will depend on the size of the campus and attendance at events which most likely will exceed $1,200 per month for 10-20 hours of work on Thursdays thru Sundays.
The best part is that the start date for the internship is very much flexible. For more information about locations and to apply please visit the Campus Job website.