Call me intern meet the millenials fighting back against unpaid work

Call Me Intern follows three interns-turned-activists who refuse to accept that young people should have to work for free to kick start their careers.

Their stories challenge youth stereotypes and help give a voice to the growing movement for intern rights across the world.


Best New Zealand Documentary (Doc Edge 2019, Oscar Qualifying) | Best Editing (Doc Edge 2019) | Nigel Moore Award for Youth Programming (Doxa 2019)

Full Synopsis

Young, unemployed and frustrated, Filmmakers David Leo Hyde and Nathalie Berger set out to land an internship so they can examine the system from the inside in an act of millenial gonzo-film making.

After David accepts an internship at the United Nations, they move into a small blue tent on the Geneva lakefront and begin documenting his unpaid intern experience. Their action sparks a global press storm, challenging their roles as filmmakers.

Meanwhile, Marisa works for a US presidential election campaign, while fending off harassment from her supervisors. Kyle interns for a fortune-500 company, while living in a New York homeless shelter.

Each of these interns faces a choice: accept the system the way it is or put their careers on the line to speak out against it. Their actions help give visibility and strength to a growing global intern movement.

Their journeys reveal the pressures which lead so many millennials to work for free while pop-culture extracts and testimonies from academics, politicians and employers give us a sense of how wide the internship phenomenon has spread.


Call Me Intern's Distributor (World) is Berta Film



The Film is a Swiss-New Zealand Co-Production between Collective Bièvre and Reportage

Contact: collective.bievre@gmail.com | www.collectivebievre.com

Valletta Film Festival