ACE INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS & INSTRUCTIONS

Open Date –  May 1st each year
Close Date –  June 30th each year

Please Note: The safety and well-being of our Members, Intern Applicants and employees is American Cinema Editors top priority. As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts, the official date of the Internship Program may be adjusted.

 

Internship Requirements
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1. Be a recent college graduate (bachelor or master, trade school degree also acceptable). Your graduation should be no more than 2-3 years prior to application period.
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2. Be a US resident with valid work permit (currently international applications are not accepted)
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3. Live in Los Angeles from day of selection interview until the end of program (6 weeks) and be ready to move permanently to Los Angeles after completion of the program.
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4. Have strong skill level in Avid, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.

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Members of Motion Pictures Editors Guild are NOT eligible. Those accepted will be paid a stipend for part of the program. This program is held in the Los Angeles, CA area.
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Up to 10 applicants will be informed if they are a finalist. They must be available for an in-person interview at Paramount Pictures Studio. The internship program starts the same day of the interviews and the selected interns will need to go through an orientation that evening.

Start Application Process Here. The entry fee is $100 and includes the “Lecture Series“. ALL applicants are invited to attend this series and will receive a digital copy of “Make the Cut: A Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV”. Upon fee payment, you will be redirected to a web page with the Internship Application.




Application Instructions

Upload these documents with your application:
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1. A personal letter stating why you are the right candidate for the internship program (no more than 2 pages).
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2. Your resume (one page only).
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3. Two letters of recommendation (one page each).

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Do NOT include any DVDs of films you have edited or other material. We do not  accept any applications via post mail (by email only).  Applications arriving after the close date will NOT be considered.