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.
  • Only one entry and one category per student.
  • Applicants must choose either the Internship/Fellowship Program, Foster Forward Initiative OR the Star Trek Command Training Program (spring or summer). You MAY NOT apply for more than one opportunity.
  • Students who have previously participated in the Internship Program may not apply again.
    • EXCEPTION: If eligible, 2020 fellows MAY apply for the 2021 Development internships.
  • Students participating in specialized two-year or certificate programs should contact the Foundation to determine eligibility.
  • The Television Academy Foundation’s remote internships pay approximately $4,800 to each intern, payments of which will be made every two weeks. Applicable payroll deductions are taken from payments.

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.

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.

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updated 11.20.2020

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