About the organization

American Documentary, Inc. (AmDoc) is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit art organization and producer of the award-winning PBS documentary series POV (“point of view”) and the new series America ReFramed. For 29 years, AmDoc has produced and presented over 400 of the most significant documentary films of our time, engaging public television audiences with perspectives that reflect the diversity of American society and putting a human face on critical issues. POV films have won every major film and broadcasting award, including 36 Emmys, 19 George Foster Peabody Awards, 12 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards, three Academy Awards®, the first-ever George Polk Documentary Film Award and the Prix Italia.


American Documentary is currently accepting applications for our winter/spring internship program.DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through November 12. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

OVERVIEW: Interns will gain training and mentorship through our hands-on educational program, designed to provide a “behind-the-scenes” look at the documentary field. AmDoc is committed to working with individual interns to meet their unique learning objectives.

– Interns will gain real world exposure to independent documentary cinema through screening, research, and writing projects
– Interns will gain first-hand work experience with nonfiction public media programming based on their career goals, including in department-specific placements alongside staff in Production, Communications, Community Engagement or Interactive
– Interns will network and establish professional contacts by attending industry events with a wide range of stakeholders, such as filmmakers, funders and community partners

ELIGIBILITY: This opportunity is open to undergraduate (Juniors & Seniors), graduate students and recent college graduates (1-2 years).

COMPENSATION: Candidates may elect to receive college credit or a monthly subsistence and travel stipend; if intern is granted a stipend through this fund and another source for the purpose of supporting internship expenses, the intern is encouraged to choose financial support from only one source.

COMMITMENT: 18 hours per week for a 16-week commitment between normal office hours (10am – 6pm); recommended attendance for biweekly Wednesday meetings as well as invitation-only industry events outside office hours.

Application here:


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