Television Academy Foundation’s Internship Program

Believed by many to be Hollywood’s best-kept secret for breaking into the industry, the Television Academy Foundation’s annual Internship Program is in a class all its own. The program provides 50 summer internships, in more than 30 entertainment professions, to college students nationwide—and has launched successful careers in television since its inception in 1980.

The prestigious program gives both undergraduate and graduate students in-depth and hands-on professional experience in a variety of television careers and professions during eight weeks of full-time, paid work in Los Angeles at major Hollywood studios and production facilities.
2018 Television Academy Foundation Intern Landrie Hatcher with director Richard Preuss in the control room at the 70th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, July 2018. Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images
Eligible candidates can submit applications to the Foundation for consideration in career categories ranging from animation to cinematography, directing to post-production, children’s programming to movies for television and much more.
2018 Foundation intern Ashley Ma at work for DreamWorks in July 2018 in Glendale, CA. Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Image
Working members of the Television Academy choose finalists for each internship category to interview for placement with premium host companies such as DreamWorks Animation, ShondaLand, Nickelodeon, Bunim-Murray Productions, CBS, ABC/Disney, HBO, NBC Universal and Warner Bros.

Applications for the 2019 Internship Program will be accepted from November 15, 2018, through January 24, 2019.

The location is usually in CALIFORNIA.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs such as the College Television Awards, Student Internship Program, The Interviews: An Oral History of Television, Faculty Seminar and The Power of TV, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit

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