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PARTICIPANT MEDIA JAKE EBERTS FELLOWSHIP

Participant Media is a leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for viewers to get involved. Participant’s more than 75 films, including Spotlight, Contagion, Lincoln, The Help, He Named Me Malala, The Look of Silence, CITIZENFOUR, Food, Inc., and An Inconvenient Truth, have collectively earned 50 Academy Award® nominations and 11 wins, including Best Picture for Spotlight. Participant offers two internship opportunities in the Narrative and Documentary departments. Please see the descriptions and application procedure below. Please note: In order to receive this fellowship you must be a UCLA TFT Degree Student and a Continuing Student.

A) Participant Media Narrative Internship (PAID)

1. Program Overview
Every quarter one fellow interns in the narrative development division at Participant Media to gain hands-on, practical experience working in a professional environment, building their resume, and making valuable contacts for the future. Participant Media is eager for students with a real “can do” attitude and an interest in fostering social impact filmmaking/storytelling into their own work in alignment with the ideals of Jake Eberts' work. Jake Eberts was a great humanist and produced films like Gandhi, Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves, Oceans, and Driving Miss Daisy.

Working closely with the narrative staff, the Jake Eberts Fellow will actively aid the development process by conducting issue-based research, reviewing submitted material, and completing comprehensive script coverage. The fellow must have a thorough understanding of story structure and an ability to complete clear and concise coverage.

2. Commitment
Duration: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter (11 weeks)
Time Commitment: 2 day minimum, 3 day maximum (9 am to 6 pm)
Pay: Fellows will be paid an hourly wage by Participant Media

3. Application Procedure
Please submit your application package by the first Monday of the quarter at 5pm by email (PDF or Word doc files only) to the TFT internship coordinator at internships@tft.ucla.edu

i) Development Fellowship

  • Cover letter: In your cover letter please explain what makes you a good candidate to be a Jake Eberts Fellow.
  • Resume
  • Sample coverage

The TFT faculty will choose finalists for each position for personal interviews with executives at Participant. Participant Media will make the final decision. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the internship coordinator at internships@tft.ucla.edu.

B) Participant Media Documentary Internship (PAID)

1. Program Overview
Every quarter one fellow interns in the documentary division at Participant Media to gain hands-on, practical experience working in a professional environment, building their resume, and making valuable contacts for the future. Participant Media is eager for students with a real “can do” attitude and an interest in fostering social impact filmmaking/storytelling into their own work in alignment with the ideals of Jake Eberts' work. Jake Eberts was a great humanist and produced films like Gandhi, Chariots of Fire, Dances with Wolves, Oceans, and Driving Miss Daisy.

The Documentary division seeks an intern who can help support the team with documentary research, film festival tracking and reporting on trends in the documentary world. The candidate will work closely with the division to help review and log extensive submissions, manage film assets, and create tracking documents for projects, festivals, and film contacts. He/she will gain valuable insight into the inner-workings of the documentary industry and develop professional relationships with members of the film divisions at Participant Media.

2. Commitment
Duration: Fall, Winter, or Spring Quarter (11 weeks)
Time Commitment: 2 day minimum, 3 day maximum (9 am to 6 pm)
Pay: Fellows will be paid an hourly wage by Participant Media

3. Application Procedure
Please submit your application package by the first Monday of the quarter at 5pm by email (PDF or Word doc files only) to the TFT internship coordinator at internships@tft.ucla.edu.

i) Development Fellowship

  • Cover letter: In your cover letter please explain what makes you a good candidate to be a Jake Eberts Fellow.
  • Resume
  • Sample coverage

The TFT faculty will choose finalists for each position for personal interviews with executives at Participant. Participant Media will make the final decision.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the internship coordinator at internships@tft.ucla.edu.