Call for Applications – Equity

Call for Applications – Indigenous Internship


DURATION: 12 months, full time
TEAMS: French Documentary Production, Communications and Marketing, Technical Resources
LOCATION: Montreal


The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is looking for an intern of indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) ancestry. This paid internship will immerse you in the NFB’s daily activities in a stimulating, dynamic work environment where several ambitious projects are currently under way to produce documentary and animated films and interactive and other audiovisual works.

This internship will consist in working for a total of 12 months on three different NFB teams: 4 months at the French Documentary Studio, 4 months on the Communications and Marketing team, and 4 months on the Technical Resources team.

If you are the successful applicant for this internship, you will play an active role in the development, production and post-production of various projects for the French Documentary Studio, as well as working for the NFB’s Communications and Marketing and Technical Resources teams. As a member of these three teams, you will have the benefit of supervision by seasoned professionals, including film producers, directors, and technicians; communications and marketing specialists; technical resource managers; and other film-industry specialists.

By the end of your internship, you will have a deeper understanding of the Canadian media industry, you will have made an important contribution to the NFB, and you will be equipped to consider various opportunities for employment and self-employment.


  • Strong interest in the media arts (film, video, photography, audio art, new media, digital art);
  • Good knowledge of French and basic knowledge of English;
  • Good teamwork skills;
  • Good sense of organization;
  • Knowledge of standard desktop software, such as Word and Excel;
  • Responsible and good at working independently;
  • Practical knowledge of filmmaking processes and training in communication or in in audiovisual or artistic production will be considered an asset.

Interested persons are asked to mail their written application, together with their résumé, to Maud Chayer, Coordinator, French Program, at NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 17, 2017.

The NFB is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. Feel free to advise us of any accommodation needs.

Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.