Television Academy Summer Internship

Submitted by ub on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 00:59

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is now accepting applications for its prestigious summer Student Internship Program. The Foundations Student Internship Program, recognized as one of the countrys top programs, provides more than 40 internships within the entertainment industry to undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. All submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2012.

The competitive eight-week program is based in Los Angeles and provides students with real-world work experience and in-depth exposure to the television industry, focused within their specific field of interest. Positions are offered in a variety of sectors of the business, including production, post-production, business affairs, development and public relations. Each intern is hosted by a company that has teamed with the Foundation to create a rewarding, unparalleled learning experience.

As part of their duties, interns have worked on top shows such as Californication, True Blood and Mad Men, as well as the Star Trek franchise. Several former interns have gone on to illustrious industry careers, working at major networks and agencies and on such hit programs as The Office, Desperate Housewives, Bones, Greys Anatomy and The Daily Show, to name a few.

Past host companies include CBS, The Disney Channel, E! Entertainment, FOX, HBO, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros., and many others. 2012 host companies will be announced later in the selection process.

The Television Academy Foundations Student Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to acquire hands-on experience in a very competitive industry, said Norma Provencio Pichardo, Executive Director of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. Students who have gone through this program come out the other side with invaluable resources and contacts that are the key to a successful career in television.

Each program participant is granted a $4,000 stipend to help defray the costs associated with taking an unpaid internship. Assignments are determined by the host companies and coincide with relevant production schedules to maximize each students experience.

The Television Academy Foundations Student Internship Program offers opportunities in various aspects of the television industry including: Agency, Animation, Art Direction/Production Design, Broadcast News, Casting, Childrens Programming/Development, Cinematography, Commercials, Costume Design, Development for Television (Episodic or Alternative/Reality), Digital Entertainment, Documentary/Nonfiction Production, Editing (Episodic or Reality), Entertainment News (Broadcast or Online/Print News), Episodic Series, Legal and Business Affairs, Lighting Design, Live Event Production, Marketing, Movies for Television, Music, On-Air Promotion, Post Production, Production Management (Scripted or Reality), Programming, Public Relations & Publicity, Sound, Television Directing (Multi or Single-Camera), Television Scriptwriting(Comedy or Drama) and Unscripted Television.

Launched in 1986, the Television Academy Foundations Student Internship Program has hosted more than 800 students from both large and small colleges and universities across the nation.

Interested applicants should visit
(818) 754-2800 for more information.