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MonkeyPaw Productions Social Impact Intern - Summer 2022 (Gold Rising) 


This internship is with Monkeypaw Productions in Hollywood, CA, and is part of the Academy
Gold Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning
opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking
events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn
more, please visit the Academy Gold page:

Founded by Jordan Peele, Monkeypaw Productions cultivates artistic, thought-provoking
projects across film, television and digital platforms. Our company is committed to
groundbreaking storytelling, visionary world-building and the unpacking of contemporary social
issues. Monkeypaw Productions champions highly specific perspectives and artistic
collaborations with unique and traditionally underrepresented voices. Our work challenges the
conventional architecture of genre storytelling from horror to science fiction to social satire, while
balancing avant garde visual language with undeniably contagious fun.

We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate intern who will be responsible for assisting the
Monkeypaw team with various day-to-day tasks across the following departments: Social Media, Culture, and Impact


We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate intern who is interested in working on a team that develops strategies, campaigns and partnerships to further Monkeypaw’s commitment to creating groundbreaking and visionary storytelling around contemporary social issues. The intern will work at the intersection of entertainment, social justice, culture and marketing. We are a relatively small company with a large number of active projects. This allows for a broad range of exposure to many aspects of a production company and a wide variety of day-to-day responsibilities. Our Summer 2022 internship will very likely take place in-person, and so candidates who are located (or intend to be located) in the Los Angeles area are preferred.


  • Attend meetings and listen in on relevant calls to take notes and stay abreast of the progress and creative changes associated with various projects

  • Conduct research related to creative staffing

  • Engage in research around culture and impact themes highlighted in development projects including but not limited to identifying experts, organizations, and artists that work on related issues

  • Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of artistic, cultural and social dynamics that are reflected in development projects

  • Contribute to the collection of visual materials, creative brainstorming and critical thinking

  • Efficiently manage information in spreadsheets and databases

  • Pull video clips for comps and reference

  • Assist managers with the preparation of presentation materials and decks


Position Requirements
  • The cover letter must include a description of your interest in genre, and a piece of film or TV you recently viewed, really enjoyed and why
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or college with a GPA of 3.0 or above, graduating in 2022 or 2023
  • Ideal candidate is based in the Los Angeles area for the duration of the internship (June through August)
  • Ideal candidate to have a valid U.S. driver's license
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Previous professional internship/work experience
  • Proficient (or Experience with) in Microsoft Office Suite, GSuite and Adobe Photoshop
  • Creative thinking skills, facility in expressing creative ideas and opinions
  • Previous experience answering company phones
  • Quick and eager learner with a “can-do” attitude
  • Hardworking, proactive and passionate individual
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to self-manage time and progress, and communicate status effectively


Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Monkeypaw Productions Internship - Summer 2022 - (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 3/1/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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