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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 available internships leading up to and during the next festival from March 15-26, 2023.

CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – is one of Denmark’s largest cultural events with as well as one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world with more than 100,000 yearly attendances. The festival’s platform for professionals CPH:INDUSTRY annually attracts around 1,900 national and international delegates.

Our offices are located in Copenhagen. Below you can find more info on the festival’s departments and the internships we offer. Send your resume and a short application to the contact person in the department to which you want to apply.

Internships start in the autumn of 2022 depending on the arrangement you make with your contact person at the festival.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Internships at CPH:DOX 2022-2023

Programme Department

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The programme department is in charge of the programming of the festival from films to debates and beyond. The department is divided into groups who collaborate on a number of projects:

  • Developing the festival experience
  • Research and previewing new films
  • Developing debates, events and talks
  • Developing the music programme (live concerts and music films)
  • Educational activities (high schools and universities/academies)
  • 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.

Contact: *****@cphdox.dk

Industry Department

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The Industry Department is in charge of activities aimed towards the wide range of film professionals and emerging talents attending the festival. As an intern you will get a unique insight into the international documentary film community, its institutions and key players and learn about how film projects are matched with the right partners, investors, sales agents and distributors. The department is divided into groups who collaborate on a number of projects, including:

  • CPH:FORUM including CPH:WIP and CHANGE: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Independence, a sense of an ownership, responsibility, a high level of organisational skills and attention to detail are key competencies needed. A collaborative spirit, open communication and eagerness to learn are also important values and assets within the department. Ability to speak Danish is not a requirement.

Internship duration

  • Start date: October 2022
  • End date: 15 April 2023
  • We are primarily seeking full-time interns, but of course take your studies and other obligations into account.
  • The internship is unpaid and it is therefore important that you can use it as part of an ongoing education.

Send your application and CV to Head of Industry Tereza Simikova *****@cphdox.dk

Guest Department

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The Guest Department handles the more than 1,000 international guest as well as the several hundreds of guests connected to the Danish film industry. You will get a unique insight into the festival world and production including project management skills and competencies.

As an intern you will be in direct contact with some of the most important visitors from the Danish and international documentary industry, including selected filmmakers and producers with films in the programme as well as other film professionals taking part in the festival’s industry activities. It is therefore important that you have good communication skills (ability to speak Danish is not required), that you are well-organised working with attention to detail and the ability to coordinate and use different IT programs such as Excel.

As an intern in the Guest Department you will amongst other things be participating in the following:

  • You will be representing CPH:DOX towards the world, meaning that the industry guests will be communicating with you regarding their festival attendance.
  • You will be in charge of coordinating and ordering the guests hotel accommodation, travel and accreditation.
  • During the festival you will be present at our festival centre welcoming guests at our Guest Desk and helping them with questions they might have in regards to their attendance.

Internship duration

  • Start date: Between October and December 2022
  • End date: 15 April 2023
  • The working hours are full-time, but of course take your studies and other obligations into account.
  • The internship is unpaid and it is therefore important that you can use it as part of an ongoing education.

Send your application and CV to *****@cphdox.dk

DOX:ACADEMY

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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: *****@cphdox.dk