Internships at the Television Academy Foundation
The application period for the 2021 Summer Internship Program is now closed. All Intern Finalists and Summer Fellows have been notified via email.
The Foundation's Internship Program is one of the most prestigious in the country, providing pathways to employment for aspiring college students. Alumni are now in lead positions across the industry. Since its inception in 1980, the Foundation’s Internship Program has been instrumental in launching the careers of prominent writers, producers, directors, executives, and Emmy® nominees and winners. Notable Foundation alumni include:
- Rachel Axler, Writer/Supervising Producer, Veep
- Kristen Bartlett, Writer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Saturday Night Live
- Martin Bruestle, Producer, The Sopranos
- Natasha Chen, CNN correspondent
- Jorge Gutierrez, Animator/Writer/Director, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Maya and the Three
- Erik Kripke, Creator, The Boys, Supernatural, Timeless
- Craig Mazin, Writer/Executive Producer, Chernobyl
- Sev Ohanian, Producer, Judas and the Black Messiah, Fruitvale Station, Foursome
- Gina Prince-Bythewood, Writer/Director, The Old Guard, Shots Fired
- Pam Soper, Senior Vice President Programming, CBS Television
- Kevin Wandell, Vice President of Development, FX Networks
The Foundation offers four unique programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities with professionals at the top of their game in the television industry. In addition, students are invited to weekly online panels in the evening with leaders in the television industry and customized seminars covering personal brand building and navigating the job market ahead.
- Summer Internship Program - offers 50 internships in over 20 disciplines in the television industry for students currently attending college/universities nationwide. Application period opens in November.
- Diversity and Inclusion Unscripted Internship Program - offers five internships to students from low-income backgrounds currently attending college/university in the Greater Los Angeles area. Application period opens April 7.
- Foster Forward Initiative - provides three internships for foster youth currently attending college/university in Southern California. Application period opens in November.
- Star Trek Command Training Program - offers unique educational opportunities within the Star Trek Universe three times a year for two students attending college/university in the Greater Los Angeles area. Spring and summer internship application period opens in November; fall internship application period opens April 7.
Students who complete an internship/fellowship through the Television Academy Foundation become program alumni and enjoy access to exclusive events, networking opportunities and more.
Hosts of the Television Academy Foundation Internship Program have included:
|The Disney Channel||Nickelodeon||Fox TV Studios|
|E! Entertainment||NBC Universal||Warner Bros.|
|... and many others!|
- 2021 Summer Internships
- 2021 Internship Categories
- 2021 Fellowship Categories
- Star Trek Command Training Program
- Foster Forward Initiative
- Diversity and Inclusion Unscripted Internship Program
- Rules and Eligibility
- How to apply to the Internship and Fellowship Programs
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