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The Nancy Malone Intern/Mentor Program

  • The New York Women in Film & Television Intern/Mentor Program provides a rare opportunity for people with film/communications degrees and those with entry-level knowledge of the film industry to interact with professionals in the industry and to gain experience under the guidance of NYWIFT members who agree to serve as their mentors.

  • The NYWIFT internship is a volunteer position. In return for successful completion of the internship, along with being assigned to a mentor, interns receive a complimentary one-year Next Wave membership in NYWIFT.

  • Interns agree to work in the NYWIFT office for a total of 45 days. The NYWIFT office is open 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday through Friday (closed on Fridays during the summer). The work schedule can be personalized somewhat to accommodate the needs of the intern but a minimum of one full day per week is required. The internship is usually completed over a 3 – 6 month period, with interns working 1 – 4 days per week.

  • Apply here:

NCR Bertelsen Editorial Internship Program

  • Deadline to apply is May 15, 2020.

  • NCR offers a year-long paid internship designed to provide recent college graduates with firsthand newspaper experience. The internship program begins in late July/early August 2020 and runs for a year, ending in late July/early August 2021.

  • Interns work as a full-time staff members in the newspaper's Kansas City, Missouri, headquarters or in a major U.S. city where they live or are based. lnterns gain firsthand experience in a fast-paced virtual newsroom, reporting for print and web, helping with newspaper production, and maintaining including social media and multimedia. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some work will happen outside normal hours, including evenings and weekends. Interns receive a monthly stipend.

  • Send a cover letter, a resumé and three writing samples to In the cover letter, explain how you learned of this opportunity and why you think you would be a good fit for NCR. If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide references.

  • Apply here:


Student Arts and Culture Internship

  • Deadline is May 15th, 2020

  • The National Endowment for the Arts offers volunteer internships for students interested in seeking valuable work experience in government, federal arts and culture policy, and administration. Interns have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the Arts Endowment’s mission to give all Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts.

  • The intern will participate in rigorous projects that build project management skills and deepen understanding of arts and culture across the country.  The intern will also work with multiple stakeholders on their projects, helping the intern develop and demonstrate communication skills and experience navigating organizational hierarchies.

  • While the Arts Endowment is not able to provide compensation or housing for the internship program, many students receive academic credit for their work at the agency.

  • Apply here:

Austin Film Festival Internship

  • We offer variety of student and volunteer internships for anyone interested in gaining insight and experience in the film industry. Please carefully review all the departments available before selecting the one you feel best suits you. All internships are unpaid.

  • Student Interns: All internship applicants seeking course credit are required to provide proof of their internship requirements for school.

  • Volunteer Interns: Applicants do not have to be in school to participate; we have a variety of volunteer opportunities for those seeking experience!

  • We also have opportunities for the same positions to those who want to volunteer their time for the festival in exchange for credentials and to gain creditable experience in an occupation or profession in the film or event planning industry. If you are a student, recent graduate, or someone looking to change career paths you can participate in a volunteer capacity. Internships consist of a regular weekly work schedule within a particular AFF department and are designed to expand participants professional knowledge and experience.

  • Apply here:


Video Production Summer Intern

  • This is a paid internship. Housing is not provided.

  • As a Video Production Intern, you will work as a member of the Naked Lime Marketing team. In this position, you will assist in the creation of training videos that will be used internally by the Marketing Analyst team. Your primary duties will require you to use Camtasia and Adobe After-Effects to produce and edit the video content. In this role, you have the ability to create training material that will be used by senior level representatives and you will also be able to work in a high quality studio. If you enjoy a team-based work environment that will allow you to grow your video creation experience, this position is for you!

  • Must be a junior or senior in college, have experience in video editing with Camtasia and experience using Adobe After-Effect or equivalent.

  • Apply here:

Multimedia Marketing Intern

  • This is a paid internship. Housing is not provided.

  • As a Multimedia Marketing Intern, you will work as a member of our Naked Lime Marketing team. Your primary duty is to create and edit video content using Camtasia and Adobe After-Effects in a modern studio that will be used to train our internal associates. In this role, you will work alongside our full time representatives allowing you to gain marketing experience in a team-based, corporate environment.

  • Must be a junior or senior in college, have experience in video editing with Camtasia and experience using Adobe After-Effect or equivalent.

  • Apply here:

TVOne Internships

  • TV One seeks to hire the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company’s mission of being the premiere television destination for African American adults. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for positions or submit your resume for general consideration.

  • TV One offers an academic credit internship program for college/university sophomore, junior, senior undergraduate students. 

  • Apply here:


TSE Entertainment Music Industry Marketing or Booking Intern

  • Internships during school year are unpaid and students must receive college course credit.

  • TSE Entertainment, is looking for one or more interns to join its team. Intern will primarily focus on marketing entertainers and their shows, but will learn the entertainment booking industry from the ground up as well.

  • If you are passionate and highly motivated; a self-starter who is resourceful in accomplishing objectives, then you may be the right fit for our rapidly growing agency. We offer you the opportunity to work from home or your dorm using collaborative tools such as Zoom, Asana, Dropbox, Google apps, Celebrity Access, etc.

  • Apply here:


Studio Brand Collective Social Media/PR Intern

  • This is a paid internship.

  • We are currently accepting applications for the position of Digital and Social Media Intern. If hired, this position would require at least 24 hours a week (3 days). You should also either have completed or be pursuing a degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or a related area.

  • Internship duties include drafting releases, producing and issuing media alerts, creating social media campaigns, working on client social media accounts, creating fact sheets and media kits, producing client meeting summaries, attending client meetings, compiling media research and building targeted media lists for clients; and other miscellaneous public relations tasks.

    Apply here:

Simon & Schuster Internship Program

  • This is a paid internship.

  • The Simon & Schuster Internship Program participants will have an unmatched, behind-the-scenes learning experience. Though interns work within specific departments, they are able to explore all aspects of the business of book publishing through speaker presentations, mentoring relationships and networking opportunities.

  • Interns are placed within specific imprints or divisions on either the adult or children’s side of the business based on interest, experience, academic coursework, and the Simon & Schuster business needs. Past assignments have typically been within editorial, marketing, and publicity department. Interns will both shadow and work alongside publishing professionals. They will also attend meetings and events and participate in weekly lunch and learn programs designed specifically for the intern class.

  • Each year will have three 10 week programs to represent the Summer, Fall and Spring sessions. The summer session will be 35 hours a week and the Fall and Spring sessions will be a minimum of 16-20 hours a week to accommodate the interns’ academic schedules.

    Apply here:


BET Networks Internship

  • This is a paid internship.

  • BET Networks is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. BETN markets its Internship program year-round to many college, universities and external partner organizations, representing diverse communities nationwide. Internships are completed in a variety of settings in our CA, DC, IL, GA and NY locations.

  • Internships are open to college juniors and seniors, though some departments also accept graduate students and law school students. *Upon acceptance, we will require a letter from your school confirming you are a matriculated junior, senior, graduate student or law student.

    Apply here:


NBC Writers on the Verge

  • Deadline: May 1st - May 10th, 2020

  • Writers on the Verge is a program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply.

  • Classes concentrate on creating exceptional material to enhance their portfolio, and understanding the dynamics of pitching oneself in the television industry. Writers are given the chance to interact with industry players ranging from network executives to show runners to agents and receive valuable feedback on their work and pitch style.

  • Applicants must be able to provide their own housing and transportation in the Los Angeles area for the duration of the program.

  • Apply here:


Disney/ABC Directing Program

  • The two-year professional directing program recruits experienced directors on the cusp of making the transition into episodic directing. The primary goal of this program is to afford Program Directors access to develop relationships with WDT executives and productions. Those selected to participate in the program become part of the Walt Disney Television Directing Program directing talent pool. Directors on active assignments will receive a paid stipend in the amount of $950.00 per week. The duration of an individual's participation is at the discretion of WDT executives, executive producers and/or episodic directors.

  • The Walt Disney Television Directing Program accepts applications every two years on odd calendar years. The 2020-22 Program applications will be available in Spring of 2020. Please follow our Facebook page for that announcement.

  • Applicants must be able to legally work in the United States and be at least 21 years of age. Material must be directed by a single director.

  • Apply here:

Disney/ABC Writing Program

  • Writers become employees of Walt Disney Television (WDT) and will be paid a weekly salary of $961.54 ($50,000 annualized) plus any applicable benefits for which they are eligible in accordance with the then-current Company benefits. The one-year program begins in February and ends in February of the following year. Please note that time frames are subject
    to change.

  • The annual submission period for the Writing Program opens during the month of May. Specific dates vary year to year. Follow us on our Facebook page to receive updates and alerts about the submission period.

  • The application is only available during the open submission period. Applications will not be accepted prior to the submission period opening date and submissions MUST be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the designated deadline date

  • Apply here:

National Latino Media Council/National Hispanic Media Coalition Latino Television Writers Program

  • Submission Period: April 20th - July 20th, 2020

  • Sponsored by Disney

  • During the five-week, Los Angeles-based, intensive program (October and November), participants create a mock writers room led by an entertainment executive to develop at least one television spec script. The workshop-style setting provides a collaborative environment where participants pitch story ideas and engage in notes sessions – training them how to incorporate others’ notes into their writing, as well as preparing them for writing program submissions, creative meetings and potential series staffing.

  • Apply here:


Nickelodeon Writing Program

  • Submission Period: July 1st - August 1st, 2020

  • The Nickelodeon Writing Program is designed to attract, develop and staff writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences on Nickelodeon Network productions. Operating in a three-phased structure, the program provides a salaried position for up to one year and offers hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live action and animation television. To enter, applicants must submit a comedic spec script for one of the television series currently on air.

  • You must be 18 years or older to participate.

  • Apply here:

Film Independent Project Involve

  • Each year, 30 filmmakers from diverse backgrounds are given the opportunity to hone skills, form creative partnerships, create short films and gain industry access needed to succeed as working artists. This robust program pairs participants with mentors at the top of their respective field, provides hands-on filmmaking experience from pre-production through premiere and much more. If you're passionate and focused with an original voice and commitment to collaboration, we encourage you to apply.

  • Project Involve not only accepts writers and directors; we also invite producers, cinematographers, editors, animators, executives, programmers and critics from underrepresented communities to apply.

  • Film Independent Membership is required to participate in Project Involve and Fellows must reside in Los Angeles for the duration of the program.

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Sundance Institute Programs

  • Sundance Institute’s artist programs provide dynamic support at every step of the creative journey for individuals with distinct voices in film, theatre, film composing, episodic storytelling, and emerging media. Each program consists of labs, grants, intensives, sessions, and ongoing resources for artists to nurture their projects and sustain their careers. Through year-round activities, we provide the space for artists to create and share their stories with the world. Since our inception, the Institute’s programs have supported more than 11,000 artists and fostered a community for independent storytellers to learn, grow, connect, and give back.

  • At the Institute’s core is a commitment to champion the creation of unique work by individual storytellers. Through open applications and by invitation, we offer residential labs, grants, intensives, mentorships with accomplished professionals, and ongoing support to advance the development and production of independent work.

  • We encourage artists from around the world to apply for our programs.

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Warner Bros Television Writers' Workshop

  • For over 40 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premiere writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television. Every year, the Workshop selects up to eight participants out of more than 2,500 submissions and exposes them to Warner Bros. Television’s top writers and executives, all with the ultimate goal of earning them a staff position on a Warner Bros.-produced television show. The Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop consists of three components, all geared towards preparing the writer for a successful career in television writing. Full participation is mandatory.

  • Weekly lectures feature guest speakers currently working in television and include a mix of showrunners, directors, actors and agents. Each seminar will teach a new skill essential for surviving and excelling in a writers’ room as a staff writer and beyond.

  • In the winter, the Workshop participants are divided into smaller groups for an intensive writing experience. Each participant will be required to complete a new spec script under the same deadlines typical for a show in production. How participants perform during this exercise will determine whether they will be supported for a possible staffing position on a Warner Bros. show. Yes, the stakes are that high!

  • Upon completion of the program, studio executives will help participants who pass the Writers’ Room obtain a staff position on a Warner Bros. Television show. We can’t guarantee you will get staffed, but we will get your material in front of the people who make the ultimate decisions – the showrunners.

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Warner Bros Television Directors' Workshop

  • The Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, taught by Bethany Rooney and Mary Lou Belli, co-authors of ‘Directors Tell the Story,’ is an initiative that introduces up-and-coming directors to prime time television. With the backdrop of active Warner Bros. Television sets as the learning environment, and top television directors, cinematographers and showrunners as the instructors, those selected to the program will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop that is unparalleled in the industry. Directors will be taken through the full process of episodic directing, from what is expected during prep, to working collaboratively with actors and key crew during production, through post-production.

  • This eight-week Master Class will feature guest speakers currently working in television, including an elite mix of showrunners, directors, cinematographers and editors. Each session will teach a new skill essential for excelling through prep, shooting and post

  • This subset of the workshop will cover cameras, lighting and blocking. Learn how lens selection, framing the shot and lighting help tell the story you want to tell.

  • Some directors in the program will be offered the chance to shadow a director on an episode of a Warner Bros.-produced show. The inside look at the day-to-day work of a television director, and the connections made on set, will be priceless tools in preparing the director to take on their own episode.

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