Internship credit is available through the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts; the purpose of this course is to provide professional internship experiences with film, video, and new media production companies, governmental agencies and production units, audio recording studios, and new media industries.
- Prerequisites: must be a BA or BFA Cinema Studies major with a CU GPA of at least 2.00, upper-division standing (57 or more credit hours) and a CINE GPA of 3.00.
- Students may receive no more than 6 hours of internship credit in a single department. Internship hours may not be awarded for work done previously.
- Students should seek out their own internships with organizations that specialize in their area of interest.
- Internships are a privilege. If department faculty determines that the student is not qualified for the proposed internship or if the internship seems unsuitable for academic credit this evaluation will be forwarded to the Chair of Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts.
- The guidelines established by Arts and Sciences for internships must be followed as well as the “Credit Internship Application”.
- This may be a paying internship if the Arts and Sciences guidelines are met.
Apply and Register for an Internship Credit
- Students must work a minimum of 40 hours per semester for one credit hour, with a maximum of 3 credit hours for any one internship.
- Find a faculty member who will agree to be your faculty sponsor (faculty sponsors must be those who regularly teach classes at the rank of “Instructor” or above).
- Fill out the application form.
- Be sure the internship appears on your class schedule before you start your internship.
- Keep a weekly journal of your work experience and work assignments.
- Submit a final internship report by the last day of classes. Your report must consist of the following:
- Cover page: Name; student ID number; dates of internship; company name; name of supervisor; company history, structure/organization and mission/purpose.
- Your weekly journal.
- Your internship evaluation: This is a three-page typed evaluation of your work experience.
- Your workplace supervisor’s confidential final evaluation of your performance, signed, on official company letterhead, and in a sealed envelope or emailed directly by your supervisor to your faculty sponsor.
Faculty Sponsor Evaluation
All of these are due no later than last day of regular class for the semester in which the internship is taken. Based on the above components the faculty supervisor will assess if the student has successfully completed the internship. The faculty sponsor is looking for preface indicators such as workplace attendance, and the student work journal, the successful completion of assigned duties. If these materials are not returned to the faculty sponsor by the date (last day of regular classes for the term) the student will not receive credit for the internship.
8-12 Hours/Week / August - December
3 Credit Hours | Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or Academic Year
8-12 hours/week | Virtual
Work alongside our newsroom in New York City in this virtual internship, covering the latest industry news for Boxoffice Pro—the world’s leading trade publication for the movie theater industry. Hone your reporting and digital media skills in assisting with research, writing, data analysis, and coverage of the cinema business. Our editorial interns will work directly with Boxoffice Pro’s top editors in the production of our daily website, weekly podcast, monthly magazine, and live industry webinars.
Help movie theaters better engage with moviegoers online in our digital marketing internship. Assist with social media, email, and video marketing campaigns used by some of the country's leading movie theater chains. In this role, you'll be involved in the production, curation, and management of editorial and video content across all of today's social media platforms—giving you first-hand experience in marketing major studio releases to audiences nationwide.
Hybrid Internships [1 Day In-Person (Greenwood Village, CO) + 1 Day Remote]
8-12 Hours/Week / August - December
Work with the marketing team on various marketing tactics including email campaigns, social and paid media, SEO optimization, and influencers to drive awareness for Fathom’s events. From anime to the classics, you’ll get hands-on experience with all our events.
Learn how and what it takes to deliver an event at scale. Work closely with the operations team, exhibition, and the Fathom Events Engineers (“The FEE”) to learn the technical and operational tactics implemented for bringing successful events to cinemas.
Help the team that identifies, vets, and negotiates which events we bring to the big screen. Work with programming and content providers to help develop FOMO-worthy event cinema experiences.
Work closely with the finance team to get hands-on experience on all elements of finance and accounting for running a business.
Priority Deadline: May 31 | Final Deadline: June 15
- Tell us about yourself: what are your interests and background?
- Which of our internship listings are you most interested in and why are you interested to intern with us?
- Are you interested in having a production component in your internship or are you more interested in an internship that doesn’t involve production tasks?
- Students need to compile at least 8 hours per week to receive credit for this internship. What is your availability during the Fall semester? (It’s okay if you don’t have your schedule 100% confirmed, we just want to get a general idea of your availability)
- If applying for a Fathom internship, are you able to work from the Fathom office in Greenwood Village, CO at least once per week?
List, in order of preference, up to 3 of the internships you’d be interested in
Apply for an upcoming internship opportunity! Manage-ment is a premiere bi-coastal management company seeking Winter and Spring 2022 interns. You can participate virtually but will receive hands-on exposure to the day-to-day operations of a top-tier management company spanning across film, tv, theater and gain experience working alongside partners and assistants alike. Duties include: script coverage, research tasks, project pitching, administrative tasks, phone coverage, q&a’s with clients, and more. Clients have worked on and created projects such as JOJO RABBIT, MOONLIGHT, MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD, WATCHMEN, THE AMERICANS, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, HOUSE OF CARDS, SHAMELESS. If you are interested, email your resume to email@example.com.
Application Opens May 2nd and Closes June 30th
The cost to apply is $100 and includes the “Lecture Series” which ALL applicants are invited to attend. This program gives an opportunity to talented and highly motivated college graduates who wish to pursue a career in post-production motion picture and TV editorial. Please note: Applicants are notified in early August regarding the status of their applications.
The structure of the ACE Internship Program emphasizes assistant picture editing. The program includes:
- Orientation (begins day of in-person interviews), interns are assigned editing rooms where they shadow assistant editors.
- Observation of work in a variety of editing venues: scripted television, features, and reality television.
- Exploration of post production facilities: lab, telecine room, VFX house, sound effects and music editing rooms, ADR and dub stages.
These offer the opportunity to observe different styles and requirements of each room and see what assistant editors are expected to deliver during the making of a project. It is an opportunity for interns to absorb, question, compare and contrast what they’ve learned in school and on the job. During this time there are many opportunities to network with other interns, assistant editors, editors and filmmakers. Before and after the program, the Internship Committee meets with the interns to prepare, encourage, and mentor them. Interns are expected to:
- Email a daily journal to their assigned mentor (an ACE member) recapping what they have learned each day of the program.
- Attend the ACE Holiday Party where interns receive their plaques of participation.
- Work at the ACE Blue Ribbon Panel screenings where ACE members vote for films nominated for an Eddie Award.
- Attend the Eddie Nominee Cocktail Party where interns receive their plaques of participation.
- Attend the Eddie Awards and black-tie banquet after-party.
- Work at the Invisible Art, Visible Artist event (where a panel of the current Oscar nominees screen sequences from their films) the day prior to the Academy Awards.
- Write an article for the ACE Cinema Editor Magazine describing his or her experience.
- Give a short speech at the ACE Annual Meeting describing your experience with the ACE Internship Program.
It is also expected that ACE interns will return the following year to participate in the orientation of new interns. This helps foster the basic ideology of mentoring.
This internship is for recent graduates and is not for school credit. This is a yearly program that accepts applications from May 1st through June 30th. The internship runs in the Fall for six weeks and tries to end the program with an opportunity for interns to start working immediately. Our website covers most of the details of the internship program, but if you have any other questions please do not hesitate.
Since the inception of the ACE Internship Program, many of those who have gone through the program have gone on to have successful careers in editorial. Here are just a few:
- Hunter Via (2001 intern) - Editor of The Chi, Snowfall, The Walking Dead – ACE Eddie Winner
- Joi McMillon (2004 intern) - Editor of Moonlight, Girls, Togetherness – Academy Award Nominated
- Amelia Allwarden (2015 intern) - Editor of Westworld, PEN15, Little Fires Everywhere
- Gretchen Schroeder (2016 intern) - Assistant Editor on Avatar 2, Post PA on Star Wars: The Last Jedi
You can find more information here: https://americancinemaeditors.org/ace-internship-program/