Arts Division Internships
[For Employers] If you are interested in posting your opportunities on our website, please fill out this form here.
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. 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.
Please review some of the opportunities in alphabetical order below.
AMC Networks Internship
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: http://www.oscars.org/gold-rising.
For more information and application: HERE
Art Bridges Internship Program is now accepting applications for summer 2023 and the 2023-2024 academic year positions. Art Bridges interns will receive hands-on experience, mentorship, and professional development during their time with the foundation. Through collaborations and projects, interns will gain a more comprehensive view of career paths and opportunities in the arts and cultural sectors. Applications reviewed February 13, 2023
Circle of Confusion Internship
- 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.)
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!
The applications open mid-February. Click HERE for internship information and applications.
Two Available Positions: Curatorial Internship & Marketing and Communications Internship
Please check that you meet all eligibility requirements below-
*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;
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.
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
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
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.
As a Riot Intern, you can expect to nab honest mentorship from those around you. You'll unlock access to career development courses to equip you for your journey ahead, spend time with leadership across disciplines to gain valuable insights, create lasting relationships with your intern community, and work with incredible teams to create meaningful experiences for players across the globe. https://www.riotgames.com/en/university-programs
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)
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.
- 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 email@example.com
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 , apply by March
Fall , apply by June
Internships for undergraduate, graduate students and the recently graduated.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.