Very common, pretty easy, and a way to "fix" contrast while you're at it. Use any film you want, from standard sheet film to "litho" film. Find exposure just as you would with printing to paper -- test strips or a step wedge. Just expose emulsion-to-emulsion.
You now have a second point to play with exposure and development, moving your image up or down the curve and increasing or decreasing contrast.
You may wish to use an orthochromatic film that is only sensitive to the blue end of the spectrum -- so you can work under a dim safelight, but if you're used to working in the dark, anything will do.
I like making interpositives, they are great to look at. Fortuitously, I'll be posting a paper negative photo today of some of my interpositives taped up to my kitchen window. For my Photo of the Day. It's kind of artsy/crappy on fogged paper, but still.