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The Theater Internship Program was created in 1966 to provide theater students with an opportunity to work with public interest groups, various entertainment organizations and private enterprises. Each student's internship is a variable-time 10-week assignment in the local community. In the past students have been granted internships from the following sample list of organizations:
  • Actors Gang
  • American Zoetrope
  • ASK Theater Productions
  • Astralwerks
  • Carsey/Warner
  • Center Theater Group
  • Comedy Central
  • Creative Artist Agency
  • Diavolo Dance Theater
  • Digital Domain
  • Disney Theatrical Productions
  • DreamWorks, SKG
  • Edmonds Entertainment
  • Egg Pictures
  • FOX Studios
  • The Geffen Playhouse
  • The Getty Center
  • HBO Films
  • Hyperion Studios
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Films
  • The Kennedy/Marshall Company
  • LA Theater Works
  • Mandalay Entertainment
  • Mark Taper Forum
  • Metro Goldwyn Mayer
  • Miramax
  • MTV
  • New Line Cinema
  • Odyssey Theater
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Phoenix Pictures
  • Sony Pictures Studio
  • Soundelux
  • The Tiffany Theater
  • Warner Bros. Studios
  • The Young and the Restless
  • The UCLA Theater Internship Program is open to enrolled students from the Department of Theater. Only juniors, seniors and graduate students in the Theater Major or Minor are permitted to take this internship.

    This course provides students with an opportunity to gain field experience in theater, film, television and entertainment organizations. Each student’s internship is a variable-­time assignment in the profession. Examples of appropriate organizations are Actors Gang, Center Theater Group, Comedy Central, Creative Artist Agency, DreamWorks, FOX Studios, the Geffen Playhouse, LA Theatre Works, Miramax, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Sony Pictures Studio.

    Students must select an organization and make direct contact with the internship coordinator at the organization to secure an internship. The Department of Theater maintains a list of organizations and contact information. Please stop by the office at 303 E. Melnitz Hall to peruse the binder. However, students are not limited to these organizations. Please note that Department of Theater staff and the Internship Coordinator do not provide guidance in selecting an internship.

    Students receive internship credit by enrolling in Theater 195. Theater 195 is offered Fall, Winter and Spring quarters as well as in the Summer Session. Enrollment must be completed by the end of the second week of the quarter in which internship activity occurs. Please see “How to Enroll in Theater 195/498” for paperwork deadlines as well as for information on enrolling in the proper quarter.

    Theater Majors have access to the Theater online internship database at Click on “Internships” to receive access to all of the required documents.

    For any questions, please email the Internship Coordinator at

    Theater 498 - Graduate Theater Internship

    Theater 498 Syllabus

    Theater 498 Proposal Form

    Theater 195 - Undergraduate Theater Internship

    Theater 195 Syllabus

    Theater 195 Proposal Form