Film School Rejects is Looking for Interns

Your chance to join the FSR family.

Here at Film School Rejects, we have a lot on our plates. Our editorial team spends its days wrangling freelance columnists and delivering daily content we hope is worthy of our platform and audience. Don’t get us wrong, it’s the best job in the world, but it’s also a lot of hard work. But that won’t stop us from finding time and energy to bring a new generation of writers into the fold and help them hone the skills necessary to make it in this world of cultural commentary.

Over the years, FSR has been fertile ground for up and coming writers. We’ve had bloggers, columnists, and editors go on to bigger and better things, writing for such publications as The New York Times, CNN, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, IndieWire, MTV, and many others. While we wouldn’t dare try to take credit for their success, we do have a proven track record for being the right publication for the right moment in a writer’s career. It’s something we’re very proud of.

With this in mind, we’re opening up a new round of internships for Winter/Spring. We’d like to offer young writers the opportunity to find their voices and begin to find their audiences. Here are some of the benefits of interning with us:

  1. Experience: Interns at FSR have an opportunity to write daily, to sharpen their saws, and to learn of the different methods of providing cultural criticism. There are very few “film critic” jobs left these days. The world of entertainment journalism and cultural criticism requires a different skill set. This is something we can help you develop.
  2. Access: Our interns have the opportunity to learn from a team with decades worth of experience. Learn how a digital publication works, how to work well with a remote team, how to handle the digital publishing cycle and meet deadlines, and what it’s like to work with a team of editors.
  3. Build Your Resume: The best thing you can do if you want to be a writer is to get out there and write. We can give you this opportunity.
  4. A Manageable Commitment: Some publications will take on intern-level writers and work them to the bone. We want you to have the space and time to learn. The commitment is relatively light (5–10 hours per week). We also aren’t going to string you along forever. Internships begin in December and run until the end of May 2017.

This is a remote, unpaid position that requires a dependable internet connection. Internships have the potential to turn into more permanent, paid assignments – such daily, weekly, or monthly columns – others will turn out to simply be good experience. Either way, you’ll be part of the FSR family. Which is no small thing.

If you are interested in applying to become an intern, please visit and fill out this form. If you have questions that aren’t answered by our application form, please email

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