TFT is proud to partner with Participant Media (producers of Waiting for Superman!, An Inconvenient Truth, Syriana, The Soloist, Good Night, The Help, and Good Luck) on a new fellowship program. Every quarter two FTVDM graduate students participate in a paid internship in different divisions within the company and gain hands-on, practical experience in working in a professional environment, building their resume, and making valuable contacts for the future. Internships are in social media production and post-production, and in feature film development. Participant Media is eager for students with a real “can do” attitude. It is important that students take initiative and can think outside the box, but also take direction well and understand that in an internship as with most jobs you aren't going to love everything that you do – but you should still do it well!
1. Internship Description:
a) TakePart Production and Editing Intern (1)
The UCLA fellow will assist in various productions associated with TakePart and Participant Media. Production responsibilities include assisting with equipment set-up/breakdown, boom operating, and camera operating. Post-production responsibilities will range from capturing/logging footage to assembling rough cuts with the potential to edit entire videos from start to finish. The UCLA fellow should have an expertise in video editing (with strong knowledge of Final Cut Pro) and have production experience. Animation, motion graphics, Photoshop, and After Effects experience are suggested, but not a requirement.
b) Participant Media Development Intern (1)
Working closely with the narrative staff, the UCLA fellow will actively aid the development process by conducting issue-based research, reviewing submitted material, and completing comprehensive script coverage. The UCLA fellow must have a thorough understanding of story structure and an ability to complete clear and concise coverage.
Duration: Fall quarter (11 weeks)
Time Commitment: A minimum of 2 full days (10 am to 6 pm), 3 full days preferred.
3) Application Procedure
You may apply for only one internship per quarter. Please submit your application package no later than Friday of Week 8 for an internship in the following quarter to Ben Harris in 225B East Melnitz or by email (PDF or Word doc files only) to email@example.com. Please address all materials to Participant Media, 331 Foothill Road, 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills , CA 90210.
I) Production and Editing Internship
- Cover letter
- Reel (or link to online reel) with shot/edited work
II) Development Internship
- Cover letter
- Sample coverage
The TFT faculty will choose up to five finalists for each position for personal interviews with executives at Participant. Participant Media will then make the final decision. If you have questions, please contact Ben Harris, Director, Film & TV Internship Program: firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 206-3761.