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Priestley Motion Pictures
Internship Program

"How can I make this better?"

"I've never received better advice about professionalism and navigating the work world from anyone than Joanna. I still carry that advice to this day. She was the perfect mentor!" -Yan Nguyen

“Working with Joanna was extremely helpful and I learned so much about the Portland film industry from an insider’s point of view. I especially loved the tips and tricks she shared. It was a great experience!” -Natalie Paik

"Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to work with you. I loved getting to know you and your work better and it was so exciting to get to be a part of it!"

-Milo Davis


Interns work directly with Joanna Priestley, developing their animation skills and learning about directing, animating and producing. You will get information on filmmaking, fundraising, grant writing, film festivals, distribution and how to run your own small business. Internships last from four to eight weeks and hours are arranged to fit your schedule. Joanna says: "Interns need to know how to animate and it is extremely helpful, but not essential, to know Adobe Animate and/or After Effects. I prefer to work with graduate students, seniors or juniors but have made exceptions in the past. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me."

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