EFF Internship Program Alumni

Spring 2015

Chelsea ParkerВ (Princeton University): As an organizational intern, Chelsea contributed to each department within EFF. For Communications, she helped to produce our Festival Print Program, used her graphic design skills to create fliers and slides, and updated our website. For Development, Chelsea assisted in planning our annual fundraising event at the Singapore Embassy, our Opening Night Party, and our Closing Night Reception. В For Programming, she served as Captain for many of our screenings, introducing the films and managing filmmakers.

David RichardsВ (Monterey Institute of International Studies): David served as a Communications and Marketing Intern during our busiest time for festival promotion. He played a major role in launching the new EFF website by creating written and visual content using the WordPress content management system. David also blogged for EFF, developing the new “What You Can Do” strand that described how audience members can make an impact after watching films in our festival.

Sam ShelineВ (American University): Sam used his knowledge and experience as an MFA candidate to review and recommend films for the 2015 and 2016 festival slates. As a filmmaker himself, Sam’s film Add One BackВ was an Official Selection of the 2015 EFF. Following Sam’s internship, he was hired as a programming consultant here at EFF.

Shawn Leister-FrazierВ (George Mason University): Shawn served as a Marketing and Communications Intern specializing in Media Production. He shot both still photography and video of our festival screenings and events, created a standard open for all EFF videos, and producedВ content forВ our website launch. Shawn says, “I greatly enjoyed my experience interning with the passionate and dedicated staff of EFF. They listened to my input, gave me fun and creative projects to work on, and I was even given the opportunity to meet with award-winning directors who were making films for a great cause.”

Sean Mercado (George Mason University): Sean was chosen as a Marketing and Communications Intern specializing in Media Production. For the 2015 EFF he shot still photography, producedВ an animated EFF logo, and created content for our website.

Susan Warner (University of Maryland): As a Development Intern, Susan played a major role in coordinating the 2015 EFF special events, including our annual fundraiser at the Singapore Embassy, the Opening Night Party, and the Closing Night Reception.

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