1426 Fillmore St. #201
San Francisco, CA 94115


Citizen Film is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to crafting documentaries with care and dignity. We collaborate with cultural institutions, community organizations and independent producers to create films and online media that foster active engagement in cultural and civic life.





Citizen Film is constantly producing several different projects at the same time. This gives interns the rare experience of participating in nearly every stage of the documentary process, from conception to shooting, editing and distribution.

Internships are highly structured and require a three-month commitment, 20 hours per week.

Please download and review the internship description and then email us a cover letter and resumé. Please include your specific availability dates.

In recent years we've worked with students and recent graduates from:

Johns Hopkins University
New York University
Northwestern University
San Francisco State University
Scripps College
Smith College
University of California - Santa Cruz
University of Massachusetts
University of Oregon - Eugene
University of San Francisco
Vassar College

Reflections from Citizen Film Interns:

"I really would encourage anyone to work with Citizen Film. The entire office is incredibly professional and truly cares about creating a learning experience for their interns....Everyone in the office is willing to answer questions about the film production and working worlds… Finally, every task I completed strengthened my skill set in some way."
- Leigh, San Francisco State University, Spring 2012 Intern

"My internship at Citizen Film helped me develop a strong foundation of knowledge and technical skills that allowed me to excel at future internships. At a following internship with TIME's video department, I was able to confidently assist on a video shoot, organize the media, and efficiently edit a two-camera interview right from the get-go, thanks to the training I received at Citizen Film. I'm extremely grateful to the team for their patience and willingness to teach, as well as their genuine desire to see their interns grow as a filmmakers."
- Diane, Northwestern University, Summer 2012 Intern