Kaboom Internships: Join us!

Kaboom Animation Festival 
Kaboom Animation Festival is the biggest animation festival in the Netherlands and brings audiences and professionals the most daring, creative and innovative national and international animated films and expanded animation every year. In 2024, the festival takes place from 5 until 14 April in Utrecht, Amsterdam and online. Doing an internship at Kaboom is a fun and rich learning experience. You’ll be a part of the team, manage your own projects with challenging responsibilities and benefit from supervision by festival professionals to help you to carry out your tasks and learn a lot. Check out more information on our website or on our Instagram page.


To support the organization in the period in which we prepare the festival, we are looking for interns. Depending on your learning goals one of these internships could suit you: 


  • Communication Assistant (December – May): during this internship you will assist the marketing and communications team in reaching existing and new audiences. You will work on creating engaging content for the website, social media channels and newsletters. You will be in contact with external partners about publications, work on the content planning, support (online) visitors navigate the program and the ticket system and create a marcom internship manual. Depending on your interests and learning goals, the internship could contain more text editing in English and/or Dutch, graphic design, audience research and/or video editing; 
  • Industry Assistant (January – May): during this internship you will assist us in preparing and running the Kaboom Industry Days (9-10 April 2024). Tasks will contain industry administration in our database, planning, research of speakers and moderators, collecting publication details, hunting for partner logo’s, making timetables and call sheets, help out with volunteer instructions, perform executive tasks to make the production of Kaboom Industry Days run smoothly, prepare/send out/collect the results of an industry survey and create an industry database manual;    
  • Program Assistant (November – May): during this internship you’ll work on the festival program. You’ll do the program administration in our database, assist the reviewers in watching the films, chase the curators for their program details, communicate with artists about their selection/programming/festival visit, collect necessary publication details and film prints, support the production of the various screenings and events during the festival and create a program database manual; 
  • Production Assistant (January – May): in this internship you will be helping us to run the festival smoothly. You will assist in preparing festival events, help the hospitality department in preparing the travel and stay of our international guests, work on schedules, ticketing planning and instruction of volunteers / crew catering and create a production database manual.  

Team & division of tasks 

Team Kaboom is lean and mean. Next to the artistic and business directors, there are heads for the different departments: program, industry, marketing and communication, technical production and production departments. In the period preceding the festival, these departments are expanded with part-timers and interns. During the festival in April, around 90 volunteers help to make everything run smoothly. 


Who are we looking for 

At Kaboom we love to work with animation fans, enthusiasts, nerds, weirdos, film lovers, gamers, festivalgoers, loners and showboats. Everyone can be part Kaboom! Experience is not required, but enthusiasm and availability are. We are mostly looking for people who are willing to learn and look forward to gaining experience and getting things done. The festival language is English, so sufficient working knowledge of the language is a must.  


Practical information 

The internships have different running times. We are looking for people who are available for an average of three days a week during the internship period but are open to discuss possibilities if your availability is slightly different. Full availability during the festival is required. We have an office in Amsterdam and a desk in Utrecht where you can work. Working from home partially is an option, once you had instructions. A monthly internship compensation of € 150 is available (based on 3 working days). You will be assigned a fixed internship supervisor. If your studies require you to do research or write a report, we are very open to help you find your subject. 



To apply, send us a letter of application and a CV as soon as possible (at least before 15 November for all internships except Program, that already starts in November). State clearly why you would like to do an internship with us and which internship position would suit you best. For additional information and questions please contact Annabet Langkamp, annabet@kaboomfestival.nl.