Academics

Los Angeles Internship Program

The Los Angeles Internship Program offers students a semester of study and work in the heart of the film, television, advertising & public relations and entertainment management and law industries.

The program offers three tracks from which undergraduate and graduate students can choose: Advertising and Public Relations, Film & Television and Entertainment Management. Graduated students have the opportunity to continue their education by enrolling in the Los Angeles Certificate Program, where students can choose either the Acting in Hollywood or the Writer in Hollywood track.

Courses are taught by Boston University faculty and alumni who serve as mentors in and out of the classroom. Upon successful completion of a semester, students will earn 16 Boston University credits. Students who successfully complete the Los Angeles Certificate Program will receive eight Boston University credits and a certificate from Boston University College of Fine Arts or College of Communication.

In each track, students take three courses concurrently with their internship. Students typically work at two internships for a minimum of 20 hours per week, in some cases up to 40 hours per week, and continue to meet with their internship coordinator during the semester

The Entertainment Management track is available to Boston University School of Management students. This track is offered during the spring semester only. Students take a course in entertainment management and one in entertainment law and choose an elective course from the film/TV or advertising/public relations offerings. Concurrently with their courses, students intern at entertainment law firms, publicity management agencies, music production and management agencies, and in studio, talent, television, union and labor management, and sports promotion.

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Nearly 12 years after the launch of the Boston University Los Angeles Internship Program (BULA), many of the founders, students, and faculty came together on February 3 to celebrate. See who was there and read more about the program in Bostonia.