Intern / Volunteer

Volunteers and interns have played an important role in the success of the Jacob Burns Film Center since long before the doors opened in 2001. Below are areas where volunteers and interns are currently needed.

All potential education volunteers, regardless of previous experience, must complete an application. Please see details within the listings below.

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Opportunities at JBFC

Posted July 19, 2011

Office/Membership Volunteers

We can always use assistance in the office with our monthly membership mailings. You can volunteer each month or once every few months. We are flexible and appreciate all you do.

Give us a call at 914.773.7663, ext. 410 or send an email to

Posted August 24, 2010

Volunteer Educational Facilitators

Join the Community of JBFC Education Volunteers!
The JBFC’s education programs for school and community organization groups are made possible with the passionate support of our dedicated volunteers. We encourage you to join our team and have a positive impact on the lives of young children across the region.

Please review the current volunteer schedules and fill out a registration form.

See Hear Feel Film
Minds in Motion

2. Volunteer applications may be submitted electronically or by mail. No phone calls please.
Important: All MAC users, please be sure to first download the free Adobe Reader to open the electronic application. Otherwise your form will be unreadable by the Media Arts Lab staff.

Click Here to download an application.

3. Please submit both the volunteer application by email at: or to Jacob Burns Film Center, ATTN: Human Resources, 405 Manville Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570.

You will receive confirmation via email within two weeks.

Posted August 11, 2010

Education Fieldwork Internships

With our school-based programs and the addition of the Media Arts Lab, the JBFC is at the head of an international movement to raise a generation of students equipped and inspired to analyze, assess, and communicate using visual and aural media. Over 60,000 students have participated in our original and groundbreaking programs since 2001 and as our programs continue to grow, intern opportunities in this area abound.

Interns participate in our education programs as small-group facilitators in our 3rd grade SeeHearFeelFilm and 4th grade Minds In Motion programs. Because Interns work closely with the students, energy, commitment and a keen interest in working with kids is a must for these placements. Hands-on training is provided.

All JBFC internships are non-paying. However interns are encouraged to take advantage of the many events and classes that take place on our campus.  To help make this possible, all interns are entitled to the following benefits:

• Free films: Interns gain free admittance to regular screenings and special events where seats are available (tickets cannot be secured in advance).
• Course Discount: Interns who take courses at the Media Arts Lab during their internship, or the semester directly following, qualify for a 20% reduction of the course fee.

We accept applications throughout the year but give preference to those who apply by the following deadlines:

Internship Period Application Submitted By
Fall July 1
Spring November 1
Summer April 1

To apply for an internship, please download an application to print, fill out and mail to our office or scan and email to with "Education Fieldwork Internship" in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you.