Filmmaker Internship

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Our vision

LRTT is an organisation that leads teacher training in developing countries, where teachers receive little or no formal training. In building a global teacher movement, our mission is to improve the quality of education and promote lifelong opportunities for all.

Your objective

Produce 2-3 short documentary-style films to feature on the LRTT website and social media channels. The films will capture the overall objectives of the LRTT Fellowship, follow the journey of LRTT Fellows and participating teachers, and show the overall impact that LRTT is having on education in the area.

The Internship

Working to a brief

Prior to travel, receive training in narrative documentary film making, take part in practical workshops to develop your skills in filming an effective interview, and be given a clear brief of what LRTT is looking for from your films. LRTT provide all Film-makers with pre-departure support to help you prepare for the technical and logistical challenges of filming on location.

Filming on location

On arrival to your Fellowship location your role is to capture all aspects of the project, from the local surroundings and educational context, the training conferences and observations in action, and thoughts and reflections of the individuals and organisations involved. The Team Leaders will be your main point of contact during the project to provide direction.

Producing a first-cut

A rough-cut (or assembly edit) will be requested by LRTT at the end of the project. In order to stick to this deadline, it will be important to dedicate time the trip to edit down the footage. Following this, we will provide you with feedback and support through the different phases of editing until we're all happy with the final video.

Showcasing your films

On return home, you'll have time to re-draft and polish your videos ready for our annual LRTT Film showcase event. This is an opportunity for you to invite friends and family to see your work, as well as potential employers. Soon after being showcased, your videos will be added to the LRTT website and used as part of LRTT's recruitment campaigns.

Film-maker experience


India 2015

It was definitely one of the most experiences I've had. The programme gave me a chance to build up my video portfolio whilst travelling an experiencing an incredible part of the world.


Ghana 2016

I had such an amazing time in Ghana. The experience with LRTT was very different to other projects I've done. I've got so much valuable footage as well as getting to know so many amazing people.


Uganda 2013

The thing I really loved about taking part was knowing I was working on a project that was doing really meaningful for the world. Other projects I'd worked on didn't give me anywhere near as much satisfaction as this. situations.


Nepal 2014

The LRTT film maker project has been amazing for me in developing my skills as a story teller and documentary film-maker. It's led to more work back home, so for that I have a lot to thank LRTT for.

What's included?


  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • All transport in-country
  • Team Leaders
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • LRTT filming expenses
  • 24hr support
  • Pre-departure training

Not included

  • Flight to film location
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist Visa (if required)
  • Vaccinations and antimalarials


Our groups stay in a local hotels and hostels throughout their stay. Rooms are basic and you will be sharing with one of your team mates.


You will be responsible for getting to and from the Fellowship country. Once on location, all transport is included in the form of private buses, taxis or tuk-tuk.

Our staff

The Team Leaders on all our Fellowships will be your main point of contact for both creative guidance, and in-country support.

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What's next?

Our selection process

Apply online

Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.

Speak to our team

As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.

Confirm your place

If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.

Join the team

Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.

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One of our team will call you within 48 hours

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