Internships at CPH:DOX

CPH: DOX offers internships in a number of departments, where you can gain practical experience and expand your network in areas such as film, industry and education. Read more about internships in the spring leading up to and during the next festival from March 23 to April 3, 2022.


CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – is one of Denmark’s largest cultural events with more than 115,000 guests, as well as one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world with more than 1,900 attending industry delegates of whom more than 1,200 are international.

Parallel with the festival, CPH:DOX consists of the industry platform CPH:Industry. Our office is located in Copenhagen and we are looking for interns to join our different departments.

Internships at CPH:DOX 2022

Programme department

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The programme department is in charge of the programming of the festival. The department is divided into groups who collaborate on a number of projects:

  • Development of ideas
  • Research and previews of new films
  • Development of debates, events and talks
  • Development of music programme (live concerts and music documentaries)
  • Nation-wide activities
  • Practical production of the programme

The most important thing is that you love film and understand how to contextualize their themes in a wider perspective. Independence and a collaborative spirit are important competencies. The weeks leading up to the launch of the programme in mid-February will be busy, as will the time up to and during the actual festival in March.

Please note that although an ability to speaking Danish is not a requirement as such, several of the tasks performed by the programme department involve communicating with our Danish partners.


CPH:INDUSTRY department

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Interns at the CPH:INDUSTRY department will see how the film industry is working behind the scenes, and how new movies are being made. They will get a unique insight into the international documentary film community, its institutions and key players and learn more about how film projects are matched with the right partners, investors, sales agents and distributors.

CPH:INDUSTRY interns will take an active part at the preparation of main CPH:DOX events organized for film professionals, who will join the festival March 23 to April 3, 2022.

CPH:FORUM interns will assist in scouting film projects from all over the world, communicate with interested producers and filmmakers and take part in the research of international partners to help finance and distribute the future films. They will actively participate in the preparation of the Forum main working print material – CPH:INDUSTRY catalogue and during the event itself, coordinate a team of volunteers.

CPH:CONFERENCE interns will see how a big international conference is organised, what needs to be prepared in terms of the technical equipment, locations, presentation media gathering, schedules and timetables. They will communicate with speakers and curators, assist the preparation of the production plans, coordinate a team of volunteers, prepare the venue and document the event.

CPH:LAB interns will participate in the production of an innovative professional training program, communicate with the mentors and participants, see the production of an online workshop, participate in the communication of the program, documenting it on the web and in a printed catalogue.

The job descriptions of the members of CPH:INDUSTRY team is individualized based on the learning ambitions and future professional needs of each intern, and is regularly discussed and evaluated to bring benefits to the intern’s university curriculum. Besides assistance on the realisation of big events (as above), the interns are given a responsibility to manage smaller projects/events under the supervision of the CPH:INDUSTRY team to master management/ project-lead skills and competencies.

Independence, a sense of an ownership, responsibility and a high level of attention to detail are key competencies needed. Collaborative spirit, open communication and eagerness to learn are necessary assets to manage at times pressured festival production.



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At CPH:DOX’s student platform DOX:ACADEMY, you can help create interdisciplinary courses, masterclasses and devise a digital program for the many Danish and international students attending the festival.

DOX:ACADEMY is a small team and as an intern you will be involved in all processes. As part of the team, you will be communicating with participating universities and schools, view and select films for the program, organize and coordinate sessions with directors and this year, you will have the possibility of devising and organizing a digital version of DOX:ACADEMY.

Your tasks may include:

  • Selecting and discussing relevant films for the various DOX:ACADEMY classes.
  • Communicating about the platform to a wide range of Danish and international educational institutions.
  • Coordinating appointments and accreditations with students.
  • Coordinating the many sessions with instructors on the courses.
  • Creating fun and interesting online-courses for the students at CPH:DOX

We are looking for interns who are passionate about documentaries and want to create different and interdisciplinary academic environments.

Interested? Send your application to: