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.