Film Commission Internships

***We are not able to offer internships during the pandemic***

What do the films “Forrest Gump,” “The Patriot,” “The Strangers,” “Die Hard: With a Vengeance,” and “The Notebook” all have in common? They were all recruited by the South Carolina Film Commission and shot here in SC.  

The Film Commission, a division of the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, is responsible for the recruitment and economic development of the motion picture industry within the state.  Our core business is marketing the state of South Carolina to the entertainment industry.  We have developed a great relationship with many schools to supply their students with a unique opportunity to discover what goes on behind recruiting these projects through a variety of film industry jobs and internships.

Our offices are located within the State House complex in downtown Columbia. Student interns must be local to Columbia, and are brought in to principally help with our location library (filing, transferring digital images and data, etc.). They also read scripts, provide location breakdowns, research locations and get an understanding about all of the related film industry jobs. These jobs provide skills that are vital to developing successful careers in the film industry.

Interested in careers in the film industry? If you are a student looking for class credit and want to be an intern with us, please email our intern coordinator, Dan Rogers. Be sure to attach a resume and let us know which semester you are interested in gaining a class credit for. And please make sure your school accepts this type of internship for class credit before applying. 

Sorry, but we can only accept non-paying, for-credit internships.

Skills Required for Internship:
•Actively enrolled in a college, technical school, or university film, media arts, public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism or related program. 
•Enrollment at or completion of a junior-level college course load. 
•General computer skills and knowledge of modern office procedures and etiquette including attendance, phone skills, and deadline management. 
•Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects. 
•Knowledge in desktop publishing and/or print production a plus.

"There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness."

-Frank Capra

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