Boston University Film/TV Internship Program runs each semester (Fall, Spring and TWICE during the summer), allowing registered students to earn academic credit for internship experiences.
Getting an internship is similar to the job search process.
Students should begin researching companies they are interested in working for in the internship office (COM304), on individual company websites, and through the secure online internship database . Current students are able to access the database with their BU login and password. Summer guest students will be granted a password for the database after registration.
If needed, students can get assistance with their resume and/or cover letter from COM Career Service counselors. This is highly recommended for students who are putting a resume together for the first time.
Students then apply, and interview, if selected, with the companies they decided upon, and then choose which internship they will use for academic credit.
Upon acceptance of an internship, students are responsible for paperwork to be filled out by their internship supervisor, which then needs to be returned to the Internship Office in room 304. Students should have their internships arranged by the end of the second week of classes.
BU College of Communication students have held internships at the following organizations:
- Turner Networks
- Scout Productions
- DiNovi Pictures
- The Donners Company
- Revolution Studios
- Walt Disney Company
- Boston Casting Company
Los Angeles Internship Program
The Los Angeles Internship Program offers a semester of study and work in the heart of the film and television industry. Courses are taught by members of the Boston University faculty and by alumni who also provide internship positions and serve as mentors in and outside of the classroom. Upon successful completion of a semester, students earn 16 Boston University credits (three four-credit courses and a four-credit internship), which fall within the film and television curriculum. All grading is done by Boston University faculty or the Academic Director.