Finding work in the film industry not only depends on your talent but also your luck and determination. It’s very easy to get dejected because of lack of work but the ones who keep trying ultimately find a footing in this competitive sector. It’s important to keep nurturing your craft even when you don’t have any work. You can become an assistant director, casting assistant, editing assistant, or if you want, you can also intern at one of the big production houses or television channels.
There are many paid internships available at many production houses and TV channels. The trick is finding the right one that not only educates you but also pays you. But here’s the catch, if you are going as an intern then don’t expect anything more than INR 15,000/month. Basically, when it comes to salary keep your hopes low. The positive side however is that you’ll gain a lot of knowledge working in industry environment which can ultimately help you succeed. These are the 4 platforms where you can find film and production internships.
One of the best platforms to find film and media internships, Internshala is perfect for candidates who want to learn the craft while making some money. At the time of writing this article, there were 2572 media internships and 31 film internships on their website. You can apply for different internships in production houses and TV channels which generally pay anything between INR 8000 – INR 15,000 per month. The internship duration can be anything between 3 months – 12 months.
While the money is less it gives you a chance to learn the craft of your choice (assistant director, video editor and more). If you impress the company enough then you might be offered a full-time job at the end of your internship.
A great platform to find suitable internships, Indeed has many top production houses and TV channels listed. At the time of writing this article Indeed had 91 film internships and 18 TV internships posted just in Mumbai. Indeed offers many internships for film production, direction, editing, and much more. It has a great search engine which lets you search based on the job role and location you want to work in. Indeed also lets you sort the jobs based on full-time roles, temporary roles, internships etc.
If you are looking for a full-time job then Naukri.com is not a bad bet at all. At the time of writing this article, Naukri.com had 508 film jobs listed. The jobs can range from sound recorder, assistant director, video editor, to voice-over-artist. The best part about Naukri is that it lets you sort the jobs based on location, salary, job type, and education requirements. Make sure you submit a decent resume that highlights all your past experience. Since there are many users registered on Naukri you should be quick in applying to these jobs. On an average each job gets hundreds of applications so make sure you check this platform regularly.
4) Make Intern
While there may not be many film production internships on this platform it certainly has many media and advertising internships. This platform offers many internship categories including Production, Advertising, Content, Social Media, and much more. The best part is that you can sort the internships based on paid and unpaid internships. Don’t expect a big volume of internships on this platform, expect good quality of internships instead.
So if you are looking for an internship in film or media then these are the 4 platforms that you should be using. Work at a good production house or channel for 6 months, gain some exposure, learn a new craft, and who knows you might land a full-time job with them.