Off-Campus Internship Sites

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ABC (Burbank, CA)

Websitehttp://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3069947

Internship Description: Internship experience at a diversified global Fortune 100 company. Students gain exposure to network level news research, editorial and operational coverage, and broadcast and digital production on a daily basis.

Eligibility: This internship is open to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in school and have completed their sophomore year. Interns MUST meet the following criterias:

  • Currently earning a college/university degree in related field
  • Available a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in broadcast news with prior internship or classroom experience in journalism or broadcast production

Length of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer

Compensation: Paid

Blizzard Entertainment (Irvine, CA)

Websitehttps://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/students/internships

Internship Description: Blizzard offers a fun-filled, 12 week internship program every summer between the months of May - September. Internship opportunities vary from year to year but often include game development such as: 3D art, animation, programming, design, production, and quality assurance.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing a degree and eligible to work in the US

Length of Internship: Summer for 12 weeks

Compensation: Paid

Note: Blizzard offers internships in Irvine, CA and Austin, TX offices. Blizzard provides housing for non-local students. 

Bunim/Murray Productions (Glendale, CA)

Websitehttp://www.bunim-murray.com/internships/

Internship DescriptionInterns are provided with a valuable experience through exposure to Bunim/Murray’s business processes. Some projects intern have worked on in the past include: observing editors, writing episode summaries, reviewing music to be used in future episodes, assisting at local casting calls, reviewing and sorting casting applications, and much more!

EligibilityThis internship is designed for seniors in college and recent college graduates who have an interest in Casting, Music and Post Production within the television production industry.

Length of Internship: The internship program dates are flexible and interns must commit a minimum of two full days per week (8 hours each day for 16 hours minimum per week, 9AM - 6PM).

Compensation: Paid.

CBS Corporation (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Studio City)

Websitehttp://cbscorporation.jobs/internships/

Internship Description: CBS strives to provide undergraduate students a meaningful and practical work experience. The internships will expose students to industry professionals and promote their personal and career development. Some internships are designed to expose students to one specific department project. Others allow for students to rotate between departments of the newsroom.

Length of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer

  • Fall/Spring internships will be determined by student’s schedule.
  • Summer internships are 10 - 12 weeks in duration determined by supervisor.

Compensation: Unpaid & Paid

Conan (Burbank, CA)

Websitehttp://teamcoco.com/internships

Internship Description: Internships with Conan give top-tier students hands-on experience in the world of late night television. We offer the opportunity to observe, learn, ask questions, and be integrally involved in Conan’s production alongside staff and crew. The goal is for interns to work hard as a team and take away an incredible experience, knowledge of television production and of the entertainment industry, and contacts in a competitive field.

Eligibility: Students must be a current undergraduate student receiving college credit for this internship. Interns must be available at least 3 full days during the week and can expect to work full days (though flexible with school requirements).

Length of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer

Compensation: Unpaid

Discovery Communications (Los Angeles, CA)

Websitehttps://corporate.discovery.com/careers/internships/

Internship Description: Discovery Communications provides students with various paid learning opportunities to experience firsthand what it is like to work for the leader in global entertainment. Students gain valuable industry knowledge through shadowing, networking opportunities and hands-on training. Discovery’s Internship Programs serve as a vital source for building a qualified candidate pool for permanent positions.

Eligibility: Students must be a junior or senior enrolled full time at an accredited college or university to participate. Proof of enrollment will be required if selected. Students must also have the legal right to work in the US and have a 3.0 GPA.

Length of Internship: Spring and Summer

Types of Internships:

  • Ad Sales
  • Communications & PR
  • Creative & Design
  • Digital Media
  • Education
  • Engineering & Media Technology
  • Marketing
  • Production
  • Social Media
  • Talent Casting
  • TV Development
  • TV Programming & Scheduling

Electronic Arts (Redwood City, CA)

Websitehttps://www.ea.com/careers/students

Internship Description: EA”s internship will allow students to work alongside some of the most talented people in the industry. From day one as an intern, students will be embedded in their role. Students won’t be working on an “intern” project; students will work on a real EA project. Students will be in-the-trenches, all-hands-on-deck environment where visionaries mentor visionaries and everyone has a voice.

ESPN (Los Angeles, CA)

Website:https://espncareers.com/college/internships

Internship Description: ESPN’s internship is filled with cool experiences and learning opportunities. Students will work directly with some of the biggest names in the industry, have access to our Speaker Series and see their projects come to life out in the world.

Eligibility: Must be currently enrolled in a degree program at the time of application. Authorized to work for any U.S. based employer upon graduation

Length of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer

Compensation: Paid

Fox Internship Program (San Diego, CA)

Websitehttps://foxcareers.com/Opportunities/Internships

Internship Description: The Fox Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for students to gain practical experience while interning for one of the biggest media and entertainment companies in the world. Students will have the opportunity to participate in real-world projects, which provides valuable work experience and leadership skills. Fox offers 400+ internships each year within all of their divisions including Twentieth Century Fox Film, Fox Networks Group and Fox Sports in departments such as Marketing, Finance, Production (nothing on set), Information Technology, Legal, Digital, Human Resources and Business Development and Strategy.

Length of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an accredited university and be sophomore status or above. Interns work 20 - 25 hours per week.

Compensation: Paid

HBO Internships (Santa Monica, CA)

Websitehttp://www.timewarner.com/careers/areas-of-operation/internships

Internship Description: HBO offers talented and ambitious undergraduate students the opportunity to work in multiple areas of their business. The Internship Program is designed to expose students to HBO’s exciting business and iconic brand. Outside of day-to-day responsibilities, students will also attend weekly seminars led by senior leaders, view screenings, and participate in focus groups. Internships are available in Business Affairs, Consumer Marketing, Corporate Communications, Creative Services, Digital Products, Documentary, Domestic Network Distribution, Finance & Accounting, HBO Entertainment, HBO Sports, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Program Strategy & Planning, and Media Production & Operations.

Eligibility: Must be undergraduate students -- rising juniors or rising seniors

Length of Internship: Summer for 10 weeks

Compensation: Paid

KCET (Burbank, CA)

Website: https://www.kcet.org/about-kcet/career-opportunities#internships

Internship Description: KCETLink offers college credit, unpaid internships, year-round. They are looking for exceptional college students from various multi-discipline majors who have a desire to have first-hand experience in their related field of study in a professional experience.

Eligibility: Open to undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university.

  • Must be able to commit to a 15 - 20 hour a week between the hours of 9AM - 6PM, Mondays - Fridays (no weekends)

Length of Internship: Year-round

Compensation: Unpaid

Marvel Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA)

Websitehttp://marvel.com/corporate/interns/

Internship Description: Marvel offers several different kinds of internships, including some students wouldn’t expect. Marvel needs many different departments to keep their ship going full steam ahead, and they encourage students to apply to more than one department if students feel they have the skills that fit the bill.

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US and at least 18 years old
  • Be prepared to travel to either Los Angeles or New York offices if selected for an internship
  • All candidates must be able to maintain a consistent work schedule through the session

Length of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer

Compensation: Paid

NBCUniversal Campus 2 Career (San Diego, Glendale, San Jose, Universal City)

Websitehttp://www.nbcunicareers.com/our-career-paths/campus-2-career-internship-program

Internship Description: The NBCUniversal Campus 2 Career Internship Program offers one of the most competitive media opportunities in the industry. Named one of the Top 10 Internship Programs in 2012, NBCUniversal gives students real life experience, robust learning opportunities in the classroom and on the job, and creative ways to network and meet fellow interns and employees.

Types of Internships (to name a few):

  • Ad Sales
  • Communications & Media Relations
  • Film Production & Development
  • Marketing
  • TV Programming, Production, Development and Scheduling

Paramount Pictures (Hollywood, CA)

Website: http://www.paramount.com/inside-studio/studio/internships

Internship Description: Paramount Pictures offers an exciting Internship Program providing students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain hands –on experience working in the entertainment industry.  At Paramount, every intern has the opportunity to network with industry professionals, attend a multitude of events aimed at furthering their entertainment knowledge, and play an integral role in their department’s success.

Eligibility: Undergraduate student going into their junior or senior year enrolled in an accredited institution

Compensation: Paid

PBS SoCal (Los Angeles, Century City, Costa Mesa)

Websitehttp://www.pbssocal.org/about/internships/

Internship Description: PBS SoCal is excited to offer an internship program designed for college students seeking to learn about public media and obtain college credits. This program will provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable exposure to areas of business that support PBS SoCal mission, goals, and objectives. We are seeking individuals who have a passion for public media and want to learn and experience elements of the broadcast communications industry. Individuals who participate in our program will have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to our organization.

EligibilityMust be enrolled in an accredited college or university and qualify for class credit 

  • 16 hours per week are recommended (2 - 8 hour days). Most schedules are flexible.

Length of Internship: Fall, Spring, Summer

PlayStation (San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area)

Website: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/corporate/about/careers/internships/

Internship Description: Our internship program is designed to transform students into leaders by providing skills, knowledge, and experiences to support personal growth and business results at PlayStation.

Eligibility: Currently enrolled undergraduate students. US citizens and international students with a CPT visa.

Length of Internship: Summer (June - September) for 12 weeks

Compensation: Full-Time Paid

Sony Pictures (Culver City, CA)

Internship Description: Sony’s SPE Internship Program is a competitive program designed to give eligible interns experience in what it’s actually like working in a major entertainment studio. Interns will get the opportunity to work on real assignments and will actually be able to contribute their talents to the development of events which will make their internship a very valuable and enriching experience that they will walk away with. Interns will get exposed to how an entertainment business runs and learn about the dynamics of this very competitive industry.

Each intern will be placed in one of six SPE divisions, including:

  • Home Entertainment
  • Motion Pictures
  • Digital Productions
  • Television
  • Corporate Function
  • Technologies

Eligibility: All qualified candidates must be in good academic standing.

  • All candidates must have an interest in working in the entertainment industry.
  • Previous experience and/or related knowledge of the field is preferred.
  • Junior or senior students are preferred.

Length of Program: Year-round: Part-Time Fall, Part-time Spring, and Full-Time Summer

Compensation: Paid

Viacom (Burbank and Hollywood)

Websitehttp://www.viacomcareers.com/internships.html

Internship Description: Viacom is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in over 160 countries and territories. With media networks reaching approximately 700 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA. College students will crank up their skill set by getting real-world experience at a top-notch media and entertainment powerhouse.

Eligibility: Internships are open to college juniors and seniors.

  • Must be available for a minimum of 10 weeks
  • Must be available to work a minimum of two full days per week (no weekends)
Compensation: Paid

Walt Disney Company (Burbank, CA and International)

Websitehttps://jobs.disneycareers.com/professional-internships

Internship Description: Imagine working side-by-side with industry leaders in your field of study. Imagine building upon the skills you’ve learned in the classroom within a family of legendary brands passionate about creating world-class experiences on a global scale.

Types of Internships (to name a few):

  • Consumer Products and Interactive Media
  • Animation Studios
  • Theatrical Group
  • ABC
  • Marvel
  • Parks and Resorts

Warner Bros. (Los Angeles and Burbank)

Websitehttp://www.warnerbroscareers.com/internships/

Internship Description: Warner Bros. has internship opportunities available in marketing, social media, publicity, creative development, business development, finance, digital media, media research and more.

Eligibility: All internships are for students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program. The day-to-day tasks assigned to an intern will depend on the department and the projects or products currently in development.

Length of Internship: Interns during the academic year typically work 16 - 24 hours per week for 8 - 14 weeks. Interns during the summer typically work 24 - 40 hours per week with a minimum of 8 weeks