Los Angeles Internships

For over 10 years, Temple University students have interned at a range of major companies (NBC-Universal, SONY, Disney, Fremantle Media, BET, Style Network), and independent feature films (You, Me, and Everyone We Know; Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie). Students have also interned at talent agencies, script development offices; in advertising, documentary (IDA), finance, music video, print (Variety, Hollywood Reporter), public relations, reality TV and other areas.

The L.A. Internship Program guides and directly assists with the internship process in your specific areas of interest. Multiple placements are encouraged (minimum 2 days per week).

Internship FAQs

Are there any paid internships?

Most internships are unpaid. Some however may offer a stipend or hourly rate.

Can I find part-time work to help with the costs of the program?

It is not recommended that you take part-time jobs during the program. Your focus needs to be on the 24-40 hours you may be interning, and the required course assignments while you are in residence.

How do I find housing in Los Angeles?

All of our Los Angeles Interns live at the Oakwood Toluca Hills apartment complex. The Oakwood Complex is complete with furnished apartments, swimming pools, Jacuzzis, workout rooms, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Housing charges include all kitchen essentials, bed linens, and towels.

What happens to my Housing Deposit?

Housing Deposits are held as Security Deposits until the Intern Program has concluded, and Oakwood inspects the apartments. Once Oakwood signs off on your apartment, your deposit will be returned by the end of August.

Do I need a car?

The short answer is that “Yes, you do.” While several studios (Warner Bros, Universal, Disney) and network offices (NBC) are located in Burbank close to where you will reside, many major film and television studios, development offices, public relations companies and advertising agencies are located some distance away from the Oakwood complex in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica. As public transportation in Los Angeles is limited and can be time-consuming, students are strongly encouraged to bring or rent automobiles. Students have done the program without a car, but their choices of internship sites were limited as a result.

Can I do more than one internship?

Yes. Students are obligated to do at least one internship, but many if not most take on additional internships to build the professional credits on their resume or to get additional experience in related fields.

Internship Placements

Acting

AFTRA
Fox Casting
NBC Casting
Screen Actors Guild Foundation (SAG)
Universal Studios-Casting
Vickie Thomas-Casting
Warner Bros. Casting

Advertising/Marketing/PR

AMC (PR)
CAM Business Solutions
Caro Marketing
Chiat-Day
Dolce Group (PR)
Freud Communications (PR)
Jennifer Lopez Enterprises
Miles High Productions (music marketing)
MPRM (PR, Film Marketing)
Red Lion PR

Agencies/Management Companies

Abbot Management
Asylum Entertainment
Cashmere Agency
Commonwealth Talent Group
DDO Artists
Industry Entertainment
John Crosby Management
Ken Sherman & Associates
KSGB Literary
Magnet Media
New York Office
Original Artists
RPM Talent Agency
Simmons/Latham
The Gotham Group

Animation

Echelon Studios
Kadowaka Productions

Audio

4th Street Recording
Smart Post Sound
Bonnie Greenburg-Christy Gerhart

Commercials

RSA Films (Ridley Scott)

Documentary

30 Seconds to Mars (Jared Leto)
Ahimsa Films
Anvil
ESPN
Grace Lee
International Documentary Association (IDA)

Feature Film/Script Development

Alcon Entertainment (The Blind Side, Insomnia)
Bedford Falls (Ed Zwick)
Big Pita, Lil Pita (Alicia Keys)
Cube Vision (Ice Cube)
Groundswell Productions (Michael London – Sideways) Kopelson Entertainment
Laura Ziskin (Spiderman)
Lightstorm Entertainment (James Cameron)
Mandalay Pictures
Mr. Mudd (John Malkovich)
Nala Films (In the Garden of Elah)
Outerbanks Entertainment (Kevin Williamson)
Out of the Blue Entertainment (Sid Ganis)
Morgan Creek Productions
Randal Kleiser Productions
Regent Entertainment
Robert Evans Company Screen Gems
Silver Pictures
Spring Creek (Paula Weinstein)
Tollin Films
Valhalla (Gale Anne Hurd)
Viviano-Feldman
Weinstein Company
Yari Film Group

Industry Organizations

California Film Commission
International Documentary Association (IDA)
Los Angeles Film Festival
Producers Guild-Produced By Conference
Screen Actors Guild Foundation (SAG)
Script PIMP
Slamdance
Sundance Institute
Women in Film
Writers Guild Foundation (WGA)
Writers Boot Camp

Journalism

Backstage West
CNN
CNN Entertainment News
E! Entertainment
Hollywood Reporter
NBC-Investigative Reporting Unit
Variety

Music

Avatar Records
Fox Sports-Music
Drive-Thru Records
QD3 Entertainment

Post Production/Digital

2G Digital
Fremantle Media
Smart Post Sound

Production Companies

1171 Productions
A. Smith & Co.
Alliance Group Entertainment
Artfire Film
Asylum Entertainment
Automat Pictures
Avenue Pictures
Eleven Arts
Frederic Golchan Productions
FM Rocks
GRB Entertainment
Imagecraft
ILN Industries
Lacy St. Productions
Larry Levinson Productions
Maya Entertainment
Muse Productions
New Films International
New Wave Entertainment
Orly Adelson Productions
Persistent Entertainment
Red Varon Productions
Revolver Films
Shoot Productions
Sleeping Giant
Treasure Entertaintment
Tricoast Studios
Underground Films & Management
Wendy Finerman Productions
World of Wonder
Xhaled Productions
Zoom Entertainment

Television-TV Shows/Feature Films

20th Century Fox-House (post)
ABC-Disney
A Marine Story
The Bold And The Beautiful
CBS-ET (Inside Dish)
C2K
Entourage
ESPN
Film 44 (Peter Berg – Friday Night Lights)
Fortress Entertainment
Fremantle Media
Larry Levinson Productions
Last Call with Carson Daly
Lionsgate TV
Mad Men
Mandalay TV
Mark Burnett Productions
MTV Shoot
MyFitnessChannel.com
NBC/Universal Physical Production
NFL Network
Nickelodeon
Pariah Productions
Saddle Ranch Productions
Scott Free TV
Style Network
Tijuana Entertainment
Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job
Touchstone Television
Turner Broadcasting
You, Me, And Everyone We Know

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