How to Apply to the Internship Program

Each applicant will need to create an online application for consideration. Only one entry and one category per student. Please read Rules & Eligibility for details.


Required Materials for Application: *

  1. Professional Statement (300-400 words maximum) discussing the specific reasons for your choice of category, what identifies you as unique, how television has influenced your life, and what you are hoping to get out of this internship.
    NOTE: Diversity & Inclusion and Star Trek Command Training program entries: 750 word maximum - see below.

  2. Resume - Remove ALL links, web addresses, photos and references. Email addresses are acceptable.

  3. Two letters of recommendation addressed to the Internship Committee (at least one must be from an academic and on the institution's letterhead). Professional references include any person who has had a supervisory role with you in the classroom, an internship, work, or project-based environment. Personal references will not be accepted. All letters MUST be signed and include an email address and/or phone number. No exceptions. Digital signatures are acceptable.

    There are two ways to upload a letter of recommendation:

    1. Send a link directly to your professor through the application platform.

    2. Request the letter from your faculty and upload it yourself.

      We suggest following up with your recommenders to make sure they received it and to ensure they are able to submit by the deadline. You will NOT be able to submit for completion until ALL materials have been uploaded.

  4. Transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended, both undergrad and graduate school, if applicable (unofficial photocopies will be accepted). Graduate students who do not submit undergrad transcripts will automatically be disqualified.  If you are unable to obtain transcripts from the current semester, you must include a list of classes in which you are currently enrolled. NOTE: If you are attending a Semester in LA program, your current semester schedule must indicate you are enrolled in classes in Los Angeles.

  5. Supplemental materials (ONLY as necessary where indicated by category).
    NOTE: If a video link is required, it must be viewable without a password and uploaded via YouTube, Vimeo, or a publicly shared Dropbox folder. Materials must be combined into one link only. Private videos and broken links will result in automatic disqualification.

Additional requirements and application materials for Diversity & Inclusion Unscripted Internship Program

  • Professional Statement (750 words maximum) discussing:
    • Your interest in the Diversity & Inclusion Internship Program
    • How you became interested in the television industry
    • How your past professional, volunteer, and personal experiences make you qualified for this role
    • Your personal commitment to diversity and inclusivity, including how this program will help you promote the voices and stories of underrepresented communities
  • Financial Aid Background: Please let us know your financial aid situation, including if you are receiving financial aid packages, educational scholarships, Pell grants, or any other financial aid assistance. Information may be verified upon acceptance.
  • Verification of your financial aid award. Document may include financial aid award letter, Pell grant award letter, or scholarship award letter.
  • Short writing sample (if available): Any reality/unscripted work sample(s) you have created and or produced.
  • Video link (if available): Any reality/unscripted work sample(s) you have created and or produced.

Additional requirements for Star Trek Command Training Program

  • Professional Statement (750 words maximum) discussing:
    • Your interest in the Star Trek Command Training Program
    • How you became interested in the television industry
    • How you became interested in the television industry
    • How your past work/educational/volunteer and personal experiences make you qualified for this role
    • How Star Trek has inspired your personal commitment to diversity and inclusivity, including how this program will help you promote the voices and stories of underrepresented communities

Failure to comply and submit all requested materials and/or any additional materials will result in automatic disqualification in every category.

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Mail-in, fax, or emailed materials will NOT be accepted.

For questions or further information contact internsupport@televisionacademy.com.


Selection Process*

Television Academy members will judge submissions beginning mid-February and all Spring and Summer intern finalist notifications will be completed in mid-March. All intern finalists will then be required to submit a video interview in response to questions posed in the notice of final candidacy. Students selected for the internship positions will be notified via email in early April.

* Star Trek Command Training Program (Fall) has a different notification date. See individual page for details.

Be sure to check your spam folder regularly.

updated 11.9.21

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