Internship: Rules and Eligibility


The Television Academy Foundation reserves the right to refuse placement in any category at any time.

  • Applicants must be qualified full-time students pursuing an associate, bachelor or graduate degree at a college or university within the United States. Students entering their final quarter or semester in 2021 without a full course load may also apply.
  • Students who have completed or will be completing college or graduate school prior to December 31, 2020 are not eligible.
  • Students who are graduating between January 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021 are eligible to apply. If you are a graduating undergraduate senior returning to graduate school in the fall, you must provide a letter of acceptance upon notification of finalist status.
  • International students with F-1or J-1 Visa status pursuing a degree in the United States are NOT eligible to apply for internships or fellowships.
  • In order for the Foundation to conduct a background check and process payroll for an intern, the intern will need to provide the Foundation with a U.S. Social Security number upon notification of employment.
  • Students may only apply to ONE program and select only ONE category.
  • Students who have previously participated in the Internship Program may not apply again.
    • EXCEPTION: If eligible, 2020 fellows MAY apply for the 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Unscripted Program or Star Trek Command Training Program (Fall).
  • Students participating in specialized two-year or certificate programs should contact the Foundation to determine eligibility.
  • All internships are paid, full-time remote positions, 40 hours per week, $15 per hour. Payment is made once a week; applicable payroll deductions apply.

Additional eligibility requirements for Diversity & Inclusion Unscripted Internship Program

  • Open to students in the Greater Los Angeles area (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) ONLY.
  • Only graduating students with degrees conferred by June 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in unscripted television.
  • Applicants should come from low-income backgrounds.

Additional eligibility requirements for Foster Forward Initiative

  • Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students attending a Southern California college or university.
  • If since the time you turned 13 you:
    • Had no living parent (biological or adoptive), even if you are now adopted
    • Were in foster care, even if you are no longer in foster care as of today; or
    • Have been a dependent or ward of the court, even if you are no longer a dependent or ward of the court as of today
  • Students must provide proof of foster care status upon finalist notification in order to be considered.

Additional eligibility requirements for Star Trek Command Training Program (FALL)

  • Open to all class levels within the Greater Los Angeles area (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) ONLY.
  • This is a PART-TIME position. Applicants must commit to working 13 consecutive weeks: (12) at 25 hrs and (one) week at 20 hrs.

Selection Process*

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

*Diversity & Inclusion Unscripted Internship Program and Star Trek Command Training Program (Fall) have different notification dates. See individual pages for details.

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updated 4.6.21

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