Gideon Intern Program (GI)
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The Gideon Intern Program is a unique and fabulous part of the Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival. It is designed exclusively for teens between the ages of 16 and 18 who are ready to take their love of the media arts to the next level. Media Arts, you ask? Well, we're talking about things like writing, screenwriting, acting, directing, radio, TV, church drama, and producing. Think you've got the right stuff? Read on to discover more about the program and how you can apply to be a GI - it's boot camp without the sweat!
Would you make a great Gideon Intern? Are you...
- a teen who is actively working in and/or pursuing training in the media arts?
- a teen who can interact well with a team and work in group settings?
- a teen who can interact with professionals in a respectful way?
- a teen who is eager to learn, eager to help and eager to take advantage of all that Gideon has to offer?
- a teen who is responsible and organized enough to manage the pre-conference interactions as well as the conference requirements?
If so, read on to find out how you can become a part of our program!
The Gideon Intern program allows students between the ages of 16-18 to attend the Gideon Media Arts Conference & Film Festival. Normally, the conference would only be accessible to a minor if a parent or guardian attends with them - doubling the cost! But this also means that your student must be able to handle themselves in group and professional settings. It's a lot like a week-long job interview!
Prospective Gideon interns will choose between three Intern Tracks. While all interns will have access to the full range of conference offerings, the individual tracks will allow us to help customize the Intern's experience to best suit their interests. Each Intern Track will have special access to faculty that specializes in that particular area.
Writing Track - This track is for those students who are interested in any area of writing, from novels to screenplays to radio dramas. Writing Track Interns will have special meal guests that will give them the opportunity to ask questions and learn from professionals in the field.
Acting Track - This track is for students whose primary interest is in acting, either for film or stage. These interns will have the opportunity to participate in the Scene Shop as well as get to meet and learn from professional faculty.
Filmmaking Track - This track is for students who wish to learn more about directing, producing and other technical aspects of Filmmaking. Interns in this track will also have special access to faculty to learn and ask questions. Special film school and mentorship opportunities may be available at Gideon for select interns.
All 2013 Interns will participate in an opening session with your Gideon Intern Directors to assist you in getting ready for the week. (This session is mandatory and will occur on July 12th, 2013 at 3:00 pm.) Your GI Generals will be available to help you choose classes and guide you through out your week, but you'll also be assigned to one of our Captains for extra support.
The Captain Track
This is an Advanced Track and in order to apply, you must have participated as an intern at a previous Gideon conference. Captains will take on some leadership responsibilities in overseeing the Interns while still enjoying full access to the conference teachings and the special perks of the Intern Program. Vonda and Sarah, your GI Generals, will continue to assist the captains to determine what classes would best suit their needs and guide them through the week.
Captain Track Requirements:
- Previous attendance as a Gideon Intern is required but does not guarantee acceptance into the Captain (Advanced) track.
- You may still apply to be a Captain even if you are over 18.
- Captains must complete and submit the Captain Track Application in addition to the rest of the application.
- Previous Gideon Interns may apply for either the Intern or Captain Track - whichever best suits their desires.
For Interns & Captain Track:
Applications and all required forms are available here at the website. You'll need to print everything out and mail your package in before the deadline. All Interns & Captains will be given unique opportunities throughout the conference, but students are still responsible for all costs associated with attending the Gideon Media Arts Conference, including travel, room, board and tuition.
The following costs are associated with participating as an intern:
1 - Travel to & from the conference (easy access to Orlando Airport)
2 - Hotel $89 per night (usually split in half as all interns will have at least one roommate.)
3 - Conference - $595 (this includes the full conference, film festival and meals)
Please see the website for details about the costs.
Application packages must be postmarked on or before
April May15, 2013. Those accepted into the program will be notified by May June 1, 2013 and must register and pay in full for the conference no later than May 31, June 15, 2013. If full payment is not made by the deadline, then the selected intern must forfeit his spot and a student on the waiting list will be extended an invitation instead.
All interested students must submit the following. Keep in mind that nothing will be returned so don't send us your only copy. Deadline to apply is
April May 15, 2013 - so don't delay!!
- A completed application (Only those applying for the Captain Track need to fill out the Captain Track Application Form)
- Application fee of $15 (Made out to Gideon Media Arts)
- Parental/ Medical Permission form
- Reference form
- A Written Essay OR a 5-minute video featuring you! You should introduce yourself, describe what area of the arts you've been working in, what you've accomplished and why you'd like to attend Gideon. Instructions are included in the application packet.
- A sample of your work. This could include a short film you've made, a script you've written, a performance you gave, a writing sample or something else that you've produced. Any DVD's or CD's submitted should be no longer than ten minutes so be sure to edit what you send! Scripts or writing samples should be complete. Instructions are included in the application packet. Blow us away!
So what are you waiting for?
Got questions? You can contact your GI Generals at the following e-mail addresses: