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Film and Television Internships

Begin your entertainment industry career by working with top employers in media and entertainment.

The UCLA TFT Film & TV Internship Program is open to enrolled juniors, seniors and graduate students. In conjunction with an internship, eligible students are required to enroll in a FTVDM course to receive college credit.

The Department of Film, Television and Digital Media offers academic credit for internships in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters through courses FILM TV 195 (for undergraduate senior and junior FTVDM majors only) and 498 (FTVDM graduate students only). During summer, course 195 is used for internship credit by students enrolled in our Summer Institute programs.

International students interested in pursuing a paid OR unpaid internship must consult the UCLA Dashew Center about required protocols for international students who wish to pursue an internship in the U.S.

Searching for Internships

The UCLA Career Center hosts internship listings in Handshake. Search for entertainment industry internships and apply to your desired internship sites.
For internship search strategies, consider visiting the Career Center's Website.
For assistance with your resume, consider using VMock through the Career Center.
The Career Center posts internship opportunities regularly on their Slack channel. Download the UCLA Slack Grid and add channel #internship-opportunities.

Receiving Course Credit


Secure an Internship

Start looking for your internship site several months prior to the quarter in which you expect to be an intern. See instructions for viewing listings on Handshake and Slack.


Faculty Mentor

Find a FTVDM senate faculty member (assistant, associate, or professor rank) who will agree to be your faculty mentor.



FTVDM Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors: Create a FILM TV 195 contract course on MyUCLA. Have your faculty mentor sign it and submit to your FTVDM academic advisor before the Week 2 enrollment deadline. Direct questions to

FTVDM Graduate students who wish to enroll in FILM TV 498 should contact our Producing Program administrative specialist, Lisa Reeve,


Interested in having an eligible student intern at your company? Everything you need to know can be found by visiting our Employer Information page.


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