Jobs and Internships

This page has two features: 

1) A list of internships and jobs that we think are particularly great for ASU students 

2) A general section on searching for internships and jobs.

FILM SPARK CURATED INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS LIST

Disclaimer: The following postings are taken from a variety of sources online. Use your best judgement and professionalism when applying for these listings.

IMPORTANT INTERNSHIP STEPS FOR STUDENTS SEEKING ACADEMIC CREDIT

1.  Apply for an internship.
2.  When accepted, you must email the ASU School of Film, Dance & Theatre Internship Company Packet to the Employer.  They will need to complete it and email it back to you. To receive the most up to date packet, email Chris LaMont at clamont@asu.edu
3.  Set an appointment to meet with Film Area Coordinator Chris LaMont.
4.  Bring the completed Company Packet to your meeting and pick up the rest of your paperwork to complete. 
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*PAID INTERNSHIP* Development and Production/Post-Production

Mar Vista Entertainment (Exculsive for ASU Students!)

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: Ongoing. 

Mar Vista Entertainment has created two internships dedicated for top ASU students for the summer, fall, and spring semesters. One in development & production and the other in post production. 

MarVista Entertainment is one of the leading independent producers and distributors of programming in the worldwide television marketplace. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, MarVista is a global producer and distributor of a broad range of programming genres. Founded in 2003, MarVista quickly expanded into original feature film and television production while building a library showcasing more than 2,500 hours of content.

Position Overview: MarVista is looking for an intern within its Development Department. This internship is unpaid. This intern will have the opportunity to work as part of the Creative Affairs team and will work daily with assistants and creative executives. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the entertainment field by learning the ins and outs of a film and television production company.

For Development and Production

Responsibilities:

  • Gains understanding of the daily lives and responsibilities of the Production & Development assistants.
  • Learns how to write script coverage.
  • Gains knowledge about cultivating and maintaining relationships with writers, directors, and agents/managers.
  • Receives exposure to the development process, from pitch to start of production, contributing with administrative and creative tasks.
  • Learns the creative producer’s role during a shoot and post-production.
  • Sits in on internal and external meetings.
  • Hears from speakers in other departments, including marketing, distribution, and operations.

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a four-year college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • A strong interest in film/television development and production.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment that requires strong multitasking skills, excellent time management, and self-starter mentality.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, follow through, and results.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity for working under pressure, communicating effectively, and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • A high level of discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Apply HERE

For Post-Production

Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and maintain the Post Production calendar/schedule.
  • Attend various post-production processes (i.e Color Correction, Sound Mix, Spotting Sessions, etc.)
  • Support the marketing department by creating promotional material for social media and press.
  • Maintain and develop the archive process for all digital video and audio assets
  • Support digital distribution by inputting information onto various VOD platforms
  • Facilitate internal QC of all deliveries

Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a four-year college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • A strong interest in film/television development and production.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment that requires strong multitasking skills, excellent time management, and self-starter mentality.
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, follow through, and results.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity for working under pressure, communicating effectively, and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • A high level of discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Apply HERE

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*FOR CREDIT REMOTE INTERNSHIP* Script Readers 

Resonate Entertainment, The Hideaway Entertainment, Josephson Entertainment, Roddenberry Entertainment 

Internships available for Fall, Spring, and Summer

Overview:

STUDENTS WORK REMOTELY FROM TEMPE, read & analyze scripts, write & submit their script coverage promptly via email, and communicate weekly with members of the development teams via video conference to discuss coverage and receive feedback.

In addition to video conferencing with members of the team each week, students will also connect with top level executives 1-2 times per semester providing excellent network building opportunities.

This is an unpaid, educational internship. Interested students should apply below. A sample of your own script coverage is required and should also be submitted below as well.

Responsibilities:

  • Read and analyze scripts (Feature and Television)
  • Submit coverage promptly
  • Discuss the script with the development team. 

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at a College/University (or equivalent).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Ability to commit to covering two scripts per week. 
  • Able to meet strict deadlines. 

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strongest candidates will have an interest in a career in development or producing. 
  • Background in screenwriting and understanding of structure, character, dialogue, and the fundamentals of genre. 
  • Ability and willingness to learn new concepts.
  • Proactive problem solver with excellent time management, organization, judgment and prioritization skills.

To apply online, follow these links:

Resonate Entertainment

The Hideaway Entertainment

Josephson Entertainment

Roddenberry Entertainment

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*PAID JOB* Department Assistant, Communications

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA

Posted: February 11, 2019

Full Time Job

The Department Assistant will provide primary administrative support for the department and for the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications, including answering phones, managing calendars, coordinating incoming press requests and other projects as assigned. You are well-organized, extremely efficient, personable and able to anticipate the needs of a fast-paced office. In addition to being a proactive team member, you are an excellent communicator who is technically savvy. Past experience in media or a media environment is an asset.

This is currently a temporary position with no specific end date. 

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications, including handling incoming press and breaking news calls, managing calendars, internal and external requests, making/scheduling meetings and travel arrangements; assisting with reporting and keeping meeting notes.
  • Manage all office functions, including answering the telephone, and providing other reception support; maintaining the department calendar; sorting mail and replying to general phone, mail, or e-mail requests; tracking/ordering office supplies; managing central files, processing invoices and expense reimbursements, and maintaining organized financial records.
  • Review, proofread and edit a variety of documents for accuracy, proper formatting, grammar and spelling to ensure professional consistent output; includes drafting press releases and press materials.
  • Identify clippings to organize, copy, and distribute media coverage.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned, including taking RSVPs and working press check-in at events.
  • Directly communicate-in person, by phone and by email-with domestic and international press, Academy members, and staff.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a career interest in public relations.
  • At least two years professional administrative experience, working at a major content provider, entertainment publicity and/or public relations company.
  • Ability to work discreetly and professionally with high level talent and their representatives in high pressure and public appearance situations.
  • Demonstrated computer expertise and experience.
  • Competence in CRM, CisionPoint and Salesforce.
  • Professional verbal and written communication with special attention to grammar, detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to remain organized while taking direction from numerous parties, managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong sense of initiative and willingness to take ownership of projects both small and large scale with a positive outlook. 
  • Availability to work some nights and weekends as needed and at times on short notice

Apply online HERE

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*INTERNSHIP* CAA Summer 2020 Interns

CAA

Nationwide, USA

Posted: Ongoing

Our Summer US Campus Application is now open with a deadline of December 1st. Can you please share the below information with any of your students who may be interested?

Who Should Apply to the Summer 2020 Campus Application?: Current university students who are interested in Summer 2020 internships and entry-level opportunities. 

Summer 2020 Campus Application Deadline: December 1, 2019

Campus Candidate Eligibility for Summer 2020 Internships:

Summer 2020 Internships in Los Angeles and New York

  • Applicants must be able to work full-time at 40 hours per week 
  • Applicants should have a graduation date of December 2020 - June 2021

Summer 2020 Internships in all other locations (Atlanta, Jacksonville, Memphis, Miami, and Nashville):

  • Applicants must be able to work full-time at 40 hours per week
  • Applicants should have a graduation date of May 2020 – June 2021

Campus Candidate Eligibility for Summer 2020 Entry-Level roles:

  • Applicants must be able to work full-time at 40 hours per week
  • Applicants should have a graduation date of May or June 2020

Apply online HERE

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*PAID JOB* Personal/Executive Assistant

TIMES10

Burbank, CA

Posted: February 12, 2020

Full Time Job

We are seeking an experienced Personal/Executive Assistant to support our CEO. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience, be extremely detail-oriented with a natural ability for organization, communication, and efficiency. Specific duties include answering and screening calls, scheduling, coordinating and maintaining appointments/meetings, maintaining files, booking travel arrangements/reservations, and coordinating all other special projects. 

  • Additional hours and occasional nights/weekends expected.
  • Agency experience is REQUIRED.
  • Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage all aspects of CEO's calendar: answer phones, orchestrate calendars and meeting schedules.
  • Prepares documents such as reports from the Finance Manager, correspondence and meeting notes.
  • Coordinates travel, hotel accommodations, and car services, including all other necessary arrangements associated with travel for CEO.
  • Maintains and organizes talent files.
  • Orders supplies, books, research materials, etc.
  • Proofreads, photocopies, and distributes material.
  • Identify new talent and track trends in pop culture.
  • Performs other related tasks & special projects as required and directed by CEO.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School degree required. College degree preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Mac OS, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office
  • Minimum 3 years administrative support experience
  • Must have the ability to organize, schedule work effectively and handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be trusted with confidential and sensitive information.
  • All candidates must include a resume to be considered. 
  • Only local candidates will be considered.

Salary: Depending on experience

Additional Information

Times10 is a full service creative agency that delivers comprehensive campaign services to fortune 500 companies. Our office, although casual and fun loving, is highly focused. Our diverse clients range from high profile individuals to fast-growing restaurant chains, from multinational corporations to local powerhouses.

Apply online HERE

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*INTERNSHIP* Disney Summer Internships 

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA

Posted: Ongoing

Note: these are rolling deadlines.

For recent grads we have Trainee opportunities in the following Production areas -- 

Note: Deadline for applications is December 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.

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*PAID JOB* Branded Writer/Producer

Valence Media

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: February 11, 2020

Full Time Job

We're looking for a seasoned writer/producer to join the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter brand studio. This candidate needs to be able to expertly ideate and execute video and content concepts that balance what the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter/Vibe/Spin/Stereogum/Dick Clark audiences want and what a brand wants. The branded creative team oversees all elements of brand partnerships and branded content. Our branded content spans 15 second Instagram shorts, to 90-minute live television productions, to globe-spanning 360 and VR epics. We execute video on every social platform and build to specific client goals and KPIs. Above all, we're the smartest, fastest growing entertainment company out there and our branded team is leading the industry.

The ideal person is a highly collaborative filmmaker with both editorial and client-direct or creative agency experience. In addition to standard Creative Producer responsibilities, we're looking for someone with a passion for storytelling on social media and emerging platforms; an ability to both think big and execute on a budget; a skill for coming up with unique ideas that integrate brands without compromising quality; and the ambition to work in a fast-paced, high-impact environment that requires everyone involved be ready to pivot rapidly. 

This is a client-facing role that will work with sales and execution to help deliver on sold programs and ensure client needs are fulfilled every step of the way.

What you'll do:

  • Lead all web-production efforts including copywriting and publishing of branded content across properties.
  • Lead custom content development, including ideation, scripting, pre-production, production/shooting, post-production, and publishing.
  • Participate in strategy brainstorms, ideation, and concept development and oversee mock creation.
  • Research and write questions, treatments, branded content articles, social content plans.
  • Keep detailed project status reports and update weekly branded status documents.
  • Ensure each program's brand guidelines are met and content is aligned with client expectations before deliverables are submitted.
  • Vet talent: deep dive research into social presence, brand alignments, recent projects, touring schedules, Billboard charts and more.
  • Create decks to organize and illustrate talent options or other program suggestions to partners.
  • Communicate directly with clients on program process and answer/ask questions related to production throughout program.
  • Work cross functionally with product, design, marketing, edit and sales to ensure major projects can get from idea to execution smoothly.
  • Problem-solve between inter-departmental teams on a daily basis.
  • Attend shoots or events and document on-set information and reporting to internal team.
  • Work closely with performance and dev teams to implement best user experience practices
  • Source and oversee freelance network of editors, writers, and production professionals
  • Proactively leverage Billboard technology, charts, audience data, and social resources
  • Collaborate closely with Content Team (Creative Strategists and Editors) to bring treatments to life
  • Stay abreast of trends and competitor's work in the space
  • Present pitches, proposals, creative treatments, etc. to clients
  • Work closely with Project Managers and Producers to keep projects on budget and on schedule
  • Amend, revise and/or redevelop concepts based on internal and client feedback

Your experience and skills:

  • Comfortable writing/creating scripts, treatments, shot lists and storyboards as needed
  • Proven track record of gathering and providing feedback on edits
  • 1-3 years as a Producer, Writer, Editor, or Creative in Marketing, Advertising, or Publishing
  • Must have great communication skills and be able to give and receive critical feedback in a small team environment
  • Must be meticulous, technical, organized, and creative at the same time
  • Experienced in deadline driven environment 
  • Passion for storytelling
  • Strong collaboration skills with designers, editors and project managers
  • Ability to facilitate the creative development process, including providing clear direction, and producing work cost effectively and on schedule
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with demonstrated ability to build out a team, lead and work independently
  • Strong client presentation skills
  • A robust understanding of the production and post-production processes
  • Familiarity with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
  • A knowledge of and passion for Billboard-Hollywood Reporter's editorial tone and mission
  • Ability to travel frequently including evenings and weekends.  

Bonus Points:

  • Proven track record shooting with some and/or all: FS7, A7S, DSLR, 35MM, 16MM, ARRI Alexa Mini, ARRI Amira, Super 8, VHS
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro (preferred) or Avid/Final Cut Pro
  • Knowledge of emerging media storytelling tools, including AR, VR, 360, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in journalism, video or related field

Valence Media is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, medical condition (including genetic characteristics), mental and/or physical disability or handicap, marital status, sex, age, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political party preference, political belief, socioeconomic status, familial status, registered domestic partner status, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions and any other characteristic or activity protected by federal, state or local law.

Who we are:

Valence Media is comprised of The Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, Media Rights Capital, MRC Data and Dick Clark Productions; Valence is also a minority investor in A24 and Fulwell73. As a diversified media company, Valence Media has expertise in content creation, distribution, and monetization across premium television, wide-release film, specialty film, live entertainment, and digital media. Its core mission is to offer a unique environment to develop and attract great leaders through collaboration across platforms, professional development and learning, and a focus on building an industry-leading culture of inclusion, diversity, and safety.

Apply online HERE

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*INTERNSHIP* Summer Paid Intern - Training, Dreamworks

NBC Universal

Glendale, CA
Posted: February 11, 2019
Full Time Paid Internship
Responsibilities

Now accepting resumes for the Summer Internship Program (full-time, 40 hours per week, paid) with start date in June.

DreamWorks Animation seeks an Intern for the Training Department in Glendale, CA. In this role, the intern will learn the training process for various production departments. (Animation, Effects, Surfacing, Matte Painting, etc). Interns will gain operational knowledge of training lab equipment and an understanding of the production training workflow.

Job responsibilities include preparing training labs for classes, setting up rosters, directing students and helping with troubleshooting if necessary. The intern will collect rosters and enter data into Excel database. He or she will record various classes with screen capture software and camera equipment. They will occasionally edit recorded classes in Adobe Premiere. The intern will also need to take on administrative tasks and design posters to promote training classes as needed. 

In addition, the intern will be encouraged to attend training classes to learn about the animation pipeline as well as the software used to create our movies. He/she will have the opportunity to meet with artists from different departments and to further develop skills in areas of interest. The intern will also be able to participate in ongoing studio arts classes, lunchtime talks, special series workshops, employee galleries and screenings.

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Pursuing an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at a College/University (or equivalent), or be a recent graduate (within six months of graduation date)
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Ability to commit 12 weeks to the internship and work onsite in Glendale, CA
  • Ability to work full time (40 hours/week) from June - August
  • Ability to provide own relocation, housing and transportation
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
  • Confidently looks to solve problems, manages time efficiently, and pays close attention to details
  • A team player with a can-do attitude and strong communication skills
  • Proactive and has strong multi-tasking skills
  • Experience with collecting/organizing data using software like Excel
Desired Characteristics
Interest in animation or feature film production
Must have working knowledge of Photoshop and Premiere
Experience with HD video recording
Basic video editing skills
Customer service skills or relevant experience preferred
Knowledge on computer lab equipment/setup preferred
Apply online HERE
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ADDITIONAL JOB AND INTERNSHIP RESOURCES

Are you trying to find an internship or entry level position, but not sure where to start? Well first, have you tried googling it? Doing a basic Google search of your questions should always be your first step!

Places to begin:

Other sites (These are Unofficial job postings, read each post carefully before applying):