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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.

 

 

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Summer Internships application deadline: March 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.

Smithsonian

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

Spring 2022, apply by November 19
Internships for undergraduate, graduate students and the recently graduated.

GROW

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.

 

Legendary:

Applications due Nov. 8-19, 2021

The Spring semester will run from January 24th through April 1st.

Burbank, California In Person Internships

Features, Physical Production Internship

Legendary is looking for an intern to assist the Features Physical Production team. The ideal candidate will have a great attitude and desire to learn, is motivated, and is interested in the production side of film. In addition to working closely with the executives and members of the team, interns will have the opportunity to attend guest speaker sessions, networking events and screenings. This is a paid in-person internship.

Features, Post Production. Internship

Legendary is currently seeking an intern to assist their Post Production Team. The internship will give you a first-hand experience on how a Studio Post Production team works. The intern will be exposed to a wide variety of post-production workflows, film archival processes, and assist with tasks to help run the department’s daily operations. In addition to working closely with the executives and members of the team, interns will have the opportunity to attend guest speaker sessions, networking events, and screenings. This is a paid in-person internship.

Features, Creative Internship

Legendary is looking for an intern to assist the Features Creative team. This internship will give you first hand experience in reading and evaluating scripts, in addition to writing coverage. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of film development and production. Candidates must be hardworking self-starters, who are intelligent, personable, and creative with a base knowledge of and passion for film, diverse storytelling, culturally relevant content, talent and the entertainment industry. In addition to working closely with the executives and members of the team, interns will have the opportunity to attend guest speaker sessions, networking events and screenings. This is a paid, in-person internship.

Corporate Business Development Internship

Legendary is looking for an intern to assist the Corporate Development team. This internship will give you firsthand experience in evaluating new business opportunities, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions for the company. In addition to working closely with the executives and members of the team, interns will have the opportunity to attend guest speaker sessions, networking events and screenings. This is a paid, in-person internship.

Business Technology Internship

Legendary is currently seeking an intern to assist its hard-working Business Technology team. Our interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced and creative team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in Business Technology, Rights and Media Management and participate in building a business intelligence strategy at the studio. The ideal candidate will be pursuing (or recently graduated with) and Information System or Entertainment Business degree with a passion media and entertainment along side technology, computer systems and project management. This is a paid internship.

TV Development Internship

Legendary is looking for an intern to assist the TV Development Team. The internship will give you first-hand experience of how a TV development team works within a studio. The intern will be exposed to the development process at all stages and will have the opportunity to learn from all members of the creative team. During the internship, interns will have face time with supervisors to discuss assignments, get feedback on their work, and ask questions about development and the industry. In addition to working closely with the executives and members of the team, interns will have the opportunity to attend guest speaker sessions, networking events, and screenings. This is a paid, in-person internship.

Franchise Management Internship

Legendary is looking for an Intern to assist the Franchise Marketing team. This internship will give you first-hand experience on how the development of partnerships and promotions work within a studio. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in Franchise Management, Entertainment Marketing, and be pursuing (or recently graduated with) an undergraduate degree in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, Business, and/or related fields. In addition to working closely with the executives and members of the team, interns will have the opportunity to attend guest speaker sessions, networking events, and screenings. This is a paid, in-person internship.