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Panavision Intern - Summer 2023 (Academy Gold) 



This internship is with Panavision in Woodland Hills, CA, but 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:

Panavision is the world-class provider of end-to-end solutions that power the creative vision of filmmakers. Panavision’s comprehensive offerings include unparalleled optics, proprietary camera and lighting systems, and state-of-the-art post-production services. Driven by a passion for collaborative innovation, Panavision provides the content-creation industry with the highest standard of quality and service. 

Panavision’s portfolio includes the renowned brands Light Iron, Panalux, LEE Filters, Direct Digital, and Island Studios. For more information and locations worldwide, visit  

Program Scope: 

The Internship Program consists of application of applied majors towards the film and motion picture industry.  Interns will learn how their field of expertise is used in the development and implementation of camera positioning systems for feature films, television, and interactive media.  Interns will receive hands on experience of how the film industries operations departments function, getting a rare chance to assist preps and build general knowledge of providing customer service to the industry’s leading productions.

Areas of Interaction:

Logistics – Introduction to how to handle, ship, deliver and receive equipment. Learn what departments service specific equipment.

Service – Introduction to Opto / Mechanical theory, history of Panavision lens line. Introduction to anamorphic theory, generational differences and customer preference.

Store Room – Learn contents of specific accessory cases, build cases and assist from counter. Introduction to Prestons.

Prep Floor – Assist in pull and prep orders. Support client demos by grabbing / exchanging equipment. Continue to build knowledge of how a camera package comes together.

Position Requirements

Skills / Experience Required:

Current student taking courses in Film / Cinema programs

Must be a junior, senior, or graduate student. 

Ability to work well with Film Industry affiliates

Willingness to learn, goal oriented, persistent

Good customer service and interpersonal skills

Effective communication skills (verbal and written) with both internal and external customers

Effective organizational skills and attention to detail

Ability to multi-task and shift priorities where necessary

Ability to remain flexible towards changes in scheduled

Ability to work on own initiative without constant supervision

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

This job operates in a professional office environment.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the intern is regularly required to talk and hear. The Intern frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms.  The Intern may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This position normally works 24 hours per week. Hours to be completed based on Intern’s availability and / or school schedule.


Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Panavision Intern - Summer 2020 (Academy Gold)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/3/2023  
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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