Vacancy – Three BIMI Internships: deadline 2nd Sept 16


Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) is a response to the growing interest in film and the moving image across the College. Through public events and academic research initiatives, BIMI addresses a wide variety of contemporary issues, particularly those relevant to its interdisciplinary structure.  Working closely with the Birkbeck Cinema, BIMI programmes public screenings and special seasons, making use of 35 mm film in addition to the Cinema’s high quality DVD projection. We run a busy calendar of events from research seminars to film screenings.

We wish to appoint three interns for next the academic year to work closely with BIMI academic staff and the BIMI administrator. In particular, the intern would be involved in:

  • The organisation, promotion and hosting of academic and cultural events, symposia, workshops, screenings and master classes, including the annual BIMI/University of Pittsburgh Lecture and all other collaborative events.
  • To assist with the organisation and promotion of the Birkbeck Essay Film Festival
  • To coordinate documentation and recording of events, audience surveys and follow up, social media practices and development, to participate in and contribute to BIMI Steering Group meetings and liaise across the Schools and College on behalf of BIMI.
  • To assist with the organisation and promotion of the third annual Birkbeck Essay Film Festival

We welcome applications from current Birkbeck students with a variety of interests and expertise but ask that applicants are able to demonstrate a passion for the moving image and screen culture.

There are three positions available split across the three terms. For the winter 2016 and summer 2017 terms the successful candidate will work 40 hours per term, or one day a week. In the spring the role requires 80 hours per term, or two days a week. The exact working days can be discussed but we require our intern to work on the night of each event which tends to fall on a Friday or Saturday. Please note that a typical shift will last 4 hours. Please note that the successful candidate will be paid £16.51 per hour.

Application deadline: 10.00am Friday September 2nd

To apply please send a CV and statement of interest to

Applicant Requirements: Applicant must be a current Birkbeck student (MA/MPhil/PhD) in either the Schools of Law, SSHP, BEI, Arts or Science.