Careers and Internships

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Take a look at the credit roll at the end of any film or television production. They represent the careers, jobs and opportunities made possible through our programs here at Seattle Film Institute.

Internships
Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our long running internship program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea (Hoarders), our internships provide that critical first professional know-how that is crucial to starting your career in film.

At SFI, you’ll gain the education and skills to land that job you’ve dreamed about in the entertainment industry. What’s more, we’ll connect you to those jobs and the experience that will give you an edge through our internship program.

 

 

Grad Stories

Whether it's documentary or fiction, you feel as though you're giving birth to something.
You feel proud for how far your film has come, you've prepared it; done the best you can for it, and now it's time to send it off into the world to be judged and criticized.

 

Jess Martinez, 2009 Certificate in Film

Through the internship program, I was able to work on an independent feature film three days after moving to LA. I not only learned what it is like to work on a real production, but the connections I made from that one internship have now given me eight other job opportunities; and led to my being hired to direct an independent feature film. The internship program has made a world of difference in my life.

Alex Meader,

Julia's 16mm film All Sorts combined a difficult location with a child actor as the lead, and went on to be one of our favorite films to show in class since.

Julia Nolan-Wheatly, 2008 Certificate in Film

"Attending the PNWFS program was an incredible experience. Hummie is a great teacher and really cares about the success of his students. I learned so much more than I thought I needed to know, and then some. The program gave me an amazing skill set that I have greatly benefited from that I will be able to use all throughout my career."

Steven Scott, 2015 MM in Film Composing

"The Master of Music program was by far some of the best music instruction I've ever gotten. The material is contemporary, relevant, and practical, and is perhaps the first time I was truly taught how to write music, and how to achieve particular effects. Dr. Mann makes sure that every note we write matters. What's great is that the program also teaches you about the industry, such as finding work, using different music tech, and also giving you the best opportunity of all: conducting live, professional ensembles. I don't think there is a better all-around film music program out there."

Thomas Kresge, 2015 MM in Film Composing

"Studying at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program was an incredible experience. The instructors all work in different areas of the music business, and are wonderful mentors who helped us not only to reach our potential musically, but taught us how to find our creative niches, promote ourselves, and navigate the industry after we graduate. I'd recommend this program to anyone looking to hone their craft and find work making music for media.”

Hank Fiskevold, 2016 MM in Film Composing

I'm very happy to say that SFI helped me get to where I am now.  I took the program, worked really hard, and was placed in a really good job in a year, which helped me get to the point I'm at now.

I was working for a youtuber with over 12 million subscribers, in his production company, as an editor.  It really fine tuned my skills, and forced me to be creative everyday.

Corey Embring, 2014 Certificate in Film

After completing the BA in Film / Sound Design and Recording Arts in 2014, Nick was sound recordist on Dump Site and Supraluminal, an interactive sound environment theater piece for Seattle Immersive theater, and boom operator on the feature film Beta Test, among many other projects since.    

Nick Abercrombie, 2014 BA in Film