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Arts Internship Opportunities

Arts Division Internships

The Arts at UCSC is committed to student success, including professional pathway opportunities for all of our students. Our program is designed to ensure equity, access and opportunity. 

Internships are one of the best ways for students to build their resume, make professional contacts, and understand what kinds of work they find exciting and engaging, all through hands-on experiential learning in the workplace. Please review the list of opportunities below. 

Students who are accepted into internships are eligible to apply for the Arts Internship Scholarship Fund that support living expenses during the period of the internship. Scholarships average $3000. To apply, follow this LINK and choose the Arts Internship Scholarship Fund under the Divisional Scholarships heading.

Applications are reviewed on the following dates: December 1st, 2021; January 7, 2022;  March 1, 2022;  May 15th, 2022. 

We post relevant opportunities from all employers, and highlight our Partner Organizations who are particularly interested in hiring UCSC student interns and/or have a history of working with the Arts Division.


AMC Networks Internship

Deadline to apply: March 25, 2022

For more information and application: HERE

This internship is with AMC Networks and is part of the Gold Rising Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Gold Rising page:

Annapurna Pictures 

Film Director Intern

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

Annapurna is seeking a passionate and kind Film Department Intern for Spring 2021. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Reading scripts.
  • Writing coverage.
  • Departmental duties.

Theater Development Intern

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

Annapurna is seeking a passionate and kind Theatre Development Intern for Spring 2021. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Online research.
  • Reading scripts.
  • Writing coverage.
  • General departmental duties.

Television Department Intern

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

Annapurna is seeking a passionate and kind TV Department Intern. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Online research.
  • Reading scripts.
  • Writing coverage.
  • General departmental duties.

Circle of Confusion Internship

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be eligible to receive credit
  • Must be able to intern 2 - 3 full days (9:00am - 6:00pm) remotely
  • Attendance at mandatory virtual events including orientation
  • Must be available to intern from early May through late August, 2022. (Upon acceptance, your internship start and end dates will be flexible.)


Application Deadline: February 28th, 2022

Internship Dates: June 1 - July 7th, 2022

Notified by: March 25, 2022

Since 2009, CURRENTS New Media has been bringing together artists from across the globe to exhibit in our annual art & technology festival in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through our annual call for entries, we seek out artists and performers utilizing new technologies and working in innovative ways to create our immersive exhibition and festival. 

CURRENTS is truly a community effort consisting of our dedicated staff, our fantastic interns, our installation crew, our network of volunteers, our partner venues that host events during the festival and all of the artists from near and far who exhibit in the festival. Join our team! 

Don’t let our lists limit you, we look forward to putting your unique talents to use! To apply for our internship and learn more about the timeline of the festival, click here!

Disney Internships

The applications open mid-February. Click HERE for internship information and applications. 

Formosa Group Intern

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

Formosa Group (part of Streamland Media), industry’s leading creative innovator in post-production sound, is looking for an intern interested in all areas of post sound. The internship program will include a wide variety of day-to-day responsibilities and assisting award-winning talent across multiple facilities in the Los Angeles area and all divisions: Features, Broadcast, Interactive, and Commercials. This allows for a broad range of exposure and a better overall comprehension of the sound process.


Two Available Positions: Curatorial Internship & Marketing and Communications Internship
DEADLINE: April 1, 2021

Please check that you meet all eligibility requirements below-
Students must:
*be part of a group underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including, but not limited to, individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent;


GROW (Green Revitalization Outreach Workforce) Externships is committed to solving a classic challenge of land management projects being unable to flourish while creating a pipeline of high ability and decorated experts in the field of sustainability to help save our evolving environment. We support externs from underrepresented groups and expand accessibility to careers in environmental science and related fields. We envision a program for people newly entering the environmental science workforce to rapidly build their credentials which not only expedites their training but additionally assists in-need populations and projects in the process.

As of January 2021, we’ve supported extern cohorts that have been 50% BIPOC and 41% women/LGBTQ participants.

iTVS Open Call

Get funding and support to complete your single nonfiction program for broadcast on public television- whether you are an emerging filmmaker or veteran producer. iTVS is looking for exceptional storytelling that’s in line with their mission: stories that take risks, tackle important issues, address the needs of underserved audiences, and are seldom seen in public media. They know how hard you’ve worked on your project, and they'll partner with you to help you finish it, then distribute it on public television. Deadline to submit is February 22, 2022 11:59PM PST. To APPLY and  information can be found HERE.


Intern, Features Creative

Applications Due March 11, 2022 

Intern, Post Production

Applications Due March 11, 2022



Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Please review their website for updates on internship opportunities at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Unless otherwise noted, internship applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or a recent graduate (within 1 year).

MonkeyPaw Productions Internship

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

We are looking for an undergraduate or graduate intern interested in all areas of film and
television production with a special passion for the horror and/or science fiction genres. We are
a relatively small company with a large number of active projects. This allows for a broad range
of exposure to all aspects of a production company and a wide variety of day-to-day
responsibilities. This may include reading scripts, writing coverage, research, assisting with
social media and general office duties. Our Summer 2022 internship will very likely take place
in-person, and so candidates who are located (or intend to be located) in the Los Angeles area
are preferred.

Moving Picture Institute Internship Program

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

Our interns regularly receive offers of full-time employment from their host companies and go on to work in Hollywood full-time. Though we consider applications on a rolling basis, it is best to apply for summer internship positions as early as possible, usually in February. Due to the high volume of applications for limited spaces, we are unable to contact everyone who has applied. We will reach out to you if you've advanced beyond the initial stage. No calls please.


Summer Introduction to Undergraduate Research Program coordinated by the GANAS Graduate Pathways HSI Initiative. This summer residential program will expose Latinx and other underrepresented students to undergraduate research, graduate school pathways, and careers in academia. 

A flyer is attached and also linked here

What: Summer Introduction to Undergraduate Research Program (SIURP)

When: July 10-23, 2022. Application opens February 1, 2022.

Where: The program will run on the UCSC campus.

Who: Latinx, EOP, and other underrepresented frosh and sophomore students interested in research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.  

Students can: 

  • Check out our website starting on February 1 to access the application. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
  • Register for our Virtual Information Session taking place on February 4 from 2:00-3:00 pm.
  • Save the date for our Application Drop-in Office Hours, February 16 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. The Zoom link for office hours will be posted on our website.
  • Staff and faculty are welcome to attend the information session. Please also register at the link above. If you have any questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions and feel free to reach out to: Sara Sanchez at


Different units run programs on different calendar cycles. Go to deadlines list for all dates. 

Many opportunities for students and graduates in an incredible range of learning. Each unit manages their internship application process directly so the website should be scrutinized for all details.

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Summer 2022, apply by March 13,2022

Fall 2022, apply by June 17, 2022
Internships for undergraduate, graduate students and the recently graduated.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Internship deadlines:

Summer Internships: February 15

Fall Internships: July 15

Spring Internships: October 15

Undergraduate, graduate and recent graduates gain practical museum skills and program development experience in a variety of positions from education to collections to public relations.

Streamland Media Internship

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

Streamland Media operates through leading post production businesses around the globe, including Picture Shop, The Farm, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group and Picture Head. These integrated businesses support feature film, episodic, interactive and emerging forms of entertainment by providing top-tier talent, technical expertise and customized solutions in picture and sound finishing, visual effects and marketing. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Streamland Media offers multiple locations worldwide throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the UK that are focused on providing a unique, regional approach to meeting client needs.


Telsa offers paid internships for students. For more information and applications look HERE.

The Black List Internship

 Applications Open: February 1, 2022

The Black List is a technology startup and a film and television production company whose mission is to identify and celebrate great screenwriting and the people who do it, wherever they may be. We do so via our annual list of the industry's most liked unproduced screenplays, our
technology platform offering writers and industry professionals a marketplace for great material,
our diversity lists, our screenwriters labs, and our film and television productions.

Viacom CBS Summer Internship

Applications Open: February 1, 2022

In the ViacomCBS Summer Internship Program, interns will be working in a vibrant and inclusive environment alongside employees from different backgrounds. Through our in-depth offerings, interns gain exposure across our business while making significant connections for their future and accessing exciting career opportunities. In addition to hands-on experience our programs include networking, mentorship, resume workshops, speaker sessions, career development, visibility to top industry executives, and much more.


Hybrid Internship Stage 13 Unscripted 2022

Internship Listing

Application Deadline: Friday, January 28 at 11:59 PM PST

Company Overview

WarnerMedia is a powerful portfolio of iconic entertainment, news, and sports brands. We bring people, technology, and the world’s best storytellers together to drive culture and meaningful connection. We believe the enduring power of stories can open our eyes to the world, to each other, and to new and different perspectives. 

The Job

Stage 13 is a fearless, original studio within WarnerMedia dedicated to amplifying multidimensional stories and storytellers within the scripted and unscripted worlds of television and feature film. Through hands-on creative development and early-stage incubation, we work tirelessly to uplift and support the next generation of emerging filmmakers, writers, and creators – all while armed with the endless resources and in-house partnerships of the greater WarnerMedia family.

Xperi Cinema Intern

Applications Open: February 01, 2022

Xperi is looking for a creative and determined intern to provide real-world experience of executing premium technology and business solutions to the cinema industry, including its customers and consumers. As a member of the DTS Cinema team, the Cinema intern will be responsible for collaborating with teammates across functions to promote events and movie titles with DTS:X audio technology, DTS programs for cinema and home and DTS:X technology via social and web-based digital media.

Xperi Integrated Content Marketing Internship

Applications Open: February 01, 2022

Xperi is looking for a creative and determined intern with video/image capture and editing focus to provide real-world experience of content marketing premium technology solutions to the entertainment industry (movies, gaming and more), including its customers and consumers.

43 PR

To Apply: Public Relations/Digital Marketing Internship 

We’re interviewing for an intern to help us with our blockchain client that is building a metaverse and a game. We don’t need you to build the game/metaverse, but to help us on the marketing side (eg, Discord, IG, Twitter, etc).
FortyThree is a consumer tech public relations agency in Santa Cruz. We're growing quickly and looking to add to our team a creative and motivated individual for a Multimedia / Social Media / PR Internship position.