Internships are intensive and bespoke training periods for individuals new to the sector, building skills and best practice across a range of key areas. Lasting up to 5 months, they are designed to provide a clear understanding of a team’s contribution to the Festival, and an engaging and valuable learning experience.  Within the context of an agreed learning plan, EIFF also aims to ensure individuals gain an understanding of the wider planning and organisation that goes into delivering a major international festival and the role that other teams play.

Applicants do not need to have prior experience for the roles, however all applicants must be 18 years old and over. Successful candidates will be looking for opportunities to develop new skills and gain experience with a view to pursuing a relevant career. All interns have a mentor who will clarify and agree on learning objectives and learning outcomes at the start of the placement, organise training and support throughout the role and review progress throughout the internship and on completion of the role.

EIFF Interns are paid the National Living Wage (25+). Most internships are full-time roles, approximately 35 hours per week, however, EIFF will always consider flexible working arrangements.  Some internships can be organised to suit students who require a work placement as part of their course.