Internships & Erasmus+ Traineeships


We would love to have you!

Learn all you need to know to organize a film festival in Southern Italy with internship positions in presence in our office, special events, marketing, translations, development, and community outreach. You will grow personally and professionally while helping us to bring the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema. Our internships are unpaid. However, the intern will not displace regular employees but will work under the close supervision of our existing staff.
In addition, we accept students through the Erasmus+ program. Our internships have a minimum of 2 months and the duration will depend on your needs and ours. We have three seasons: April-May, June-July, and September-November. You don’t need to speak Italian but good English or Spanish will help.

The living cost in Amantea is very low (a room can be €150- €300 and with €100 you can eat for a month) and the experience you will acquire is really valuable. You will not be bringing the coffee but you will have real tasks that will help you professionally.

Erasmus+ supports traineeships (work placements, internships, etc.) abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in Programme countries at Bachelor and Master levels as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.

The positions available are listed on this website. We are not looking for programmers or film critics.


La Guarimba is a cultural organization situated in Amantea, Calabria (Southern Italy) that uses culture as a vehicle to promote values of participatory democracy, integration, human rights, and accessibility. Our main goal is to bring the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema.


To train new team members, we use an approach that relies on gradually empowering interns through the application of nonformal education methods such as Montessori Schooling and Learning by Doing.

Interns are assigned specific tasks, supported by a mentor who follow them in their learning. As they acquire skills, they are given increasing responsibilities. This approach fosters mutual trust and encourages their autonomy and independence.

In addition to practical field training, we encourage experiential learning and skill acquisition through action. Interns are actively involved in our association’s activities, working directly on ongoing challenges and projects.


1.-Read all the information on this link.

2.-Check the positions we are offering and explain why you would like to be in that position. Do not apply for all of them.

3.-Fill this form.

4.-Send us an email introducing yourself with your English-written 1 page CV attached. Remember to tell us the months when you want to come.


Internship applications will be received from September 1st to January 31st.

Do not apply outside that period as we will not be able to answer.


This guarimbero needs to be organized, detailed oriented, good communication skills, able to use Word, Dropbox, Excel, etc.


  • Answers or redirects Skype calls and messages
  • Answers or redirects general email inquiries
  • Provides general office support
  • Supports year-round Festival events
  • Manage schedules

Ideal Majors: Business or Communications

This is for an enthusiastic, self-motivating IT intern looking to gain on the job experience. Needs to possess web developing skills and understands how computers and software can increase efficiency.


  • Sets up and supports equipment for Internet Box Office system on location
  • IT services at screening events
  • Organization of IT needs and networking

Ideal Majors: Computer Science, System Management, Information Technology

Work directly with the Corporate Sponsorships and with La Guarimba management team to execute annual development plan/strategy to increase sponsorships for La Guarimba International Film Festival main fundraising and awareness events.

– Identify and solicit individual, corporate and foundation sponsor prospects
– Maintain contact and relationships with sponsor prospects
– Renew current major sponsorships and encourage upgrading sponsorship levels when possible
– Assemble sponsorships materials, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations
– Ensure prompt acknowledgement of sponsorships received
– Maintain calendar and meet deadlines for event sponsorships
– Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner
– Ensure that sponsors receive full benefits of sponsorship, including execution of all activations as laid out in sponsors agreements
– Report progress in sponsorship research, sponsorship inquiry and outcome to the Corporate Sponsorships


This guarimbero needs to be mother tongue in the language that wants to apply. We are interested in English, French, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin speakers but we are open to new options. We ask you to know English, Spanish or Italian in order to communicate in the office.


  • Translation of the festival material online and on paper in its own language.

Ideal Majors: Communications

This guarimbero needs to know english and have skills with subtitling software. If you don’t have the skills but would like to learn how to, don’t hesitate to apply.


  • Creating .srt and .ass files for Italian and English subtitles
  • Check the files

Ideal Majors: Communications


Looking for a qualified guarimbero to join our marketing team. Needs to be: organized, detailed oriented, willingness to write, able to use Microsoft Office and mailing systems.


  • Assist Marketing Department with daily tasks
  • Maintain client information database
  • Obtain and select post-event photos to be used in pr, blasts, website and Social Media
  • Develop a clear understanding of the official La Guarimba website
  • Check for dead links
  • Prepare presentations
  • Review Website for old content
  • Enter or update La Guarimba details in Google, etc …

Ideal Majors: Marketing, sales, Advertising, Business, Computer Science, Language

A big part of our communication happens on social media and we are looking for a guarimbero who loves to create campaigns and share content online.


  • Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks
  • Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Instagram, Giphy, LinkedIn, Twitter and more
  • Website and social media optimization
  • Keyword analysis

Ideal Majors: Marketing, Business, Communications


Graphic Design Assistant duties will include the following assisting the Marketing Department. Abilities include: organized, detailed oriented, graphic design skills, able to use Photoshop, InDesign, etc.


  • Graphic Assistance for social media campaigns
  • Assist with Graphic Design event day activities
  • Design of new ideas and new looks

The Editor Assistant will work closely with the Media Team to create engaging content. Basic editing skills required. Through the internship, the trainee will acquire and improve skills and techniques.


  • Video editing for promo materials
  • Data management


After reading all the information, fill the form and you’ll be contacted by our team!