Job Opportunities

Development and Communications Intern

POSITIONS: Development and Communications Intern (multiple positions available)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: September 15, 2016 – April 30, 2016 (option to extend internship is a possibility)

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 20 hours per week (minimum of 10 hours/week preferred; may be asked to work some weekends and evenings)

SALARY: Unpaid; college credit may be available


The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) seeks motivated and outgoing individuals who are passionate about the Asian American community and media arts to join the CAAM Development and Communications team. Our department manages all corporate sponsor, partner and member relationships and special events for CAAM’s signature programs — CAAMFeast Awards, and its annual CAAMFest (formerly San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival). CAAMFest is the premier festival in North America dedicated to presenting the best in Asian American films, music and food programming.

The interns will be introduced to Asian American history and the world of public and independent media at one of the most prestigious Asian American media arts organization in the country. The candidates will finish the internship having gained skills and knowledge in the areas of marketing, event planning and fundraising in a professional non-profit setting. As part of the team that produces major events, the interns will also have the opportunity to network with CAAM’s larger family of film and media makers, industry professionals and community organizations.


Internship projects include but are not limited to:

  • Works with the Development staff to conduct research, solicit, and contract potential event sponsors
  • On-site logistical support for special events and fundraisers
  • Write, design and manage print and digital marketing materials
  • Assist with membership program as needed
  • Contributes meaningfully to staff meetings
  • General administrative support including filing, database entry and mailings


The Development Intern should have excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, experience with online research, problem-solving skills, excellent follow-through and initiative. The ideal candidate works well independently as well as in a fast paced team setting.

Fluency with Mac computers and MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is required. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, video editing software or databases and prior marketing or advertising experience, a plus.

TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter by September 5 to Debbie Ng, Development and Communications Director, via email to dng[at]caamedia[dot]org. No phone calls. Check for additional information.

ABOUT CAAM: CAAM is a media non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. CAAM is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more at


POSITION:Festival Internship (multiple positions available)

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Summer/Fall 2016

TIME COMMITMENT: 10 – 15 hours per week, 3-4 months; May be asked to work some weekends in the weeks leading up and during CAAMFest 2017

SALARY: Unpaid; college credit may be arranged

The Center for Asian American Media seeks skilled, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of CAAMFest 2017 (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival), which takes place March 9-19, 2017. The internship consists of project-oriented tasks such as event planning, marketing & public relations, database management, outreach, and clerical and archival work. These are part-time and unpaid positions. Scheduling is flexible. The internship is best suited for someone who wants to gain skills in the arenas of film programming, event planning, data management, and non-profit arts administration, with a sincere interest in Asian American and Asian media arts.

Internship projects include but are not limited to:
• Assisting with Festival screening committees
• Designing marketing materials such as slide shows and event signage
• Assisting in event, membership, and sponsor relations activities
• Focus film research to develop retrospective and specialized programming
• Maintaining Festival archives and databases
• Developing articles and blogs for Festival website
• Outreach to domestic and international film schools.

Detail-oriented and team player
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and research skills
Familiarity with Mac-based programs including Filemaker Pro, Excel and Word
Web/Internet savvy: advance searching, social networking skills
Works well independently in a small office environment as well as in public arenas
Desire to learn about media arts organizing
Knowledge or interest in Asian American independent media preferred

Experience with graphic/design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or editing programs (Final Cut Pro, Premiere) a plus

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to jobs[at]caamedia[dot]org. No phone calls.