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Tech4Good Lab

The Tech4Good Lab has a few positions open for undergraduate students from all majors. We are looking for people who are extremely responsible, love learning, and have a strong drive to apply technology for social good. There are a large range of responsibilities we are looking to fill that match a broad range of interests and career goals:

  • Needfinding and ideation: interviewing and analysis of interviews to understand nuances of user needs, and to ideate directions for research and products,
  • Experience prototyping: early stage prototyping around a product concept, often using existing tools to approximate an experience and testing it with users,
  • Interface design: designing, evaluating, and iterating on web interfaces in Figma,
  • Web development: coding an app within an Angular/NgRx/Firebase stack,
  • Usability and user experience: running usability studies, supporting users, and coding (Angular/NgRx/Firebase) to improve the user experience or to fix bugs,
  • Data analytics and visualization: implementing data collection, analytics, and visualization for implementing metrics for research and iteration on products.

You would be contributing to a variety of projects in the lab related to designing systems to better support the future of education, work, and community engagement:

  • An app aimed at scaling apprenticeship learning, where people learn web development through micro-roles and help to build websites for nonprofits as they learn,
  • An app aimed at microlearning through small groups to create learning environments supporting curiosity, creativity, and relationships,
  • An app containing short activities for team/group community building, and also creating "small group networks" that can facilitate interesting collective goals,
  • An app aimed at supporting students in exploring potential careers and finding a good match for them.

Joining requires a commitment of 10 hours/week for the quarter for independent study credits. If you are interested, fill out the Tech4Good Lab Interest Form and send an email to David Lee (

Lotus Entertainment Intern

Lotus Entertainment, an established Film and TV production company behind movies such as REPLICAS (Keanu Reeves), KIDNAP (Halle Berry), THE GREY (Liam Neeson), Academy Award-nominated THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo) and  Z FOR ZACHARIAH (Chris Pine, Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor) is accepting applications for part-time production, sales and development interns. This internship will also cover a Film & TV production venture co-headed by an established and acclaimed feature film director.


Work will focus on reading screenplay submissions and writing coverage as well as conducting industry-related research, answering phones, assisting in festival preparation and taking on special creative projects as needed. This is a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a film and TV production, financing and international sales company. Interns must have knowledge of and a passion for the film business and its key players. Excellent reading and writing skills are required. Must be organized and able to communicate ideas effectively. We are looking for interns who can commit 2 or 3 days per week and must receive school credit. Laptop is required.
Please send your resume to

ETR Digital Intern

ETR is currently looking for a student intern in their Digital Product Development Department. 

JOB SUMMARY - Collaborates with content writers, editors and other departments such as marketing, sales, product
management, etc. to create, edit and update online content across ETR’s digital properties.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include the following. Other duties may also be assigned:

  • Supports Digital Products team in updating and creation of website content, promotional assets and images.
  • Confirms all site changes meet the ADA accessibility of website content and its formats as prescribed by ETR and project standards.
  • At the direction of the Web Content Deployment Coordinator, provides technical support for staff project, and external customers including account set up, password changes, basic customer support, and basic user testing.
  • Responsible for maintenance on assigned projects including user/account creation, provisioning/permission configuration and generating reports for stakeholders as needed
  • Respond in a timely manner (48 hours) to technical assistance requests from staff and customers.
  • Creates content for online projects including online learning content.
  • Creates, converts, and uploads media for websites including HTML, basic CSS, images and video
  • Assists in maintenance of our YouTube channel and Vimeo account

For a full description and list of requirements, plese click HERE.

Visual Communications (VC) Media

Visual Communications welcomes students and professionals to join our team!

We are currently looking to fill the following positions through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Arts Internship Program and Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships for Summer 2019! Please be sure to review the program eligibility requirements before you apply for the positions below.

Marketing & Social Media Intern (LACAC)

Archives Program Associate (LACAC)

Exhibitions Program Internship (Getty)


The Getty Foundation - Museum and Visual Arts Internships

The Foundation is funding Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internships at 64 Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations during summer 2019.

The internships are intended for outstanding students who are members of groups underrepresented in museums and visual arts organizations, including but not limited to individuals of African American, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander descent.

Eligibility for the internships is limited to currently enrolled undergraduates who reside in or attend college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 2019, and those who will complete their degree by September 1, 2019 are also eligible to apply. Candidates can be from all areas of undergraduate study and are not required to have demonstrated a previous commitment to the visual arts.

Please visit the website for a complete list of current internship positions in different locations across Southern California.


Rich/Tint Productions Intern

DUE May 15th, 2019 (Unpaid)

Rich/Tint Productions is A boutique LA Production Company run by a UCSC film alum is seeking a 3-month summer intern. Company principal is producer/director/editor working in the industry as well a managed screenwriter with written projects in circulation. We're seeking an unpaid intern to assist with numerous tasks at all stages throughout the summer.

You can find more information about the internship HERE.


DreamWorks Animation - Learning and Development Intern

STATUS: Closed


DreamWorks Television Animation seeks an Intern for the internal learning and development team (DreamLearning) in Glendale, CA. DreamLearning is the internal education team that develops programming to grow and inspire talent by providing diverse learning opportunities that promote creative exploration and career longevity. The DreamLearning Intern will support the day to day set up, breakdown, procurement of supplies and scheduling of ongoing classes in the various art spaces across two campuses. Additionally, the Intern will support execution, promotion, development and data collection of ongoing lectures and other scheduled classes; as needed. The intern will gain knowledge of employee development strategies, the animation pipeline for TV and Feature, as well as, gain exposure to artists across the studio. 


• Interest in animation, the arts, training, and/or artistic program management 
• Pursuing an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at a College/University (or equivalent), or be a recent graduate (within six months of graduation date) 
• Must be 18 years of age or older 
• Ability to commit 12 weeks to the internship and work onside in Glendale, CA 
• Ability to provide own relocation, housing and transportation 
• Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship Desired Characteristics
• Current class standing of Junior or above (or equivalent) 
• Previous event planning or art studio coordination preferred

Apply HERE


Nickelodeon Animation Internship Program 

DUE April 1, 2019

Love the world of storytelling? So do we! An internship at Nickelodeon can launch you on an exciting, fun-filled career in children’s entertainment. Nickelodeon produces hits like SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, School of Rock, Shimmer and Shine, Game Shakers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more! When people think about an internship, they envision just getting coffee and slaving away behind a copy machine where everyone knows you as "The Intern.” Here at Nickelodeon, we know your name and we view our internship as a true mentorship program where you (insert your name here!) will get the chance to immerse yourself in meaningful projects; where you will feel like a valuable part of team…because you are! Here, we call our interns "NICKterns," and if you get coffee it will be for yourself! Some perks to being a NICKtern? Networking with studio executives and artists, having lunch with renown show creators and producers, going to free movie screenings, and so much more.

Available Internships in the following departments:

  • Animation Productions
  • Animation Development (Nick/Nick Jr.)
  • Animation Lab
  • Archive & Resource Library
  • Casting (Animation/Live Action)
  • Community Outreach
  • Digital Operations
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Game Development & Engineering
  • Live Action Production
  • Music & Talent (Live Action)
  • Post Production
  • Press & Communications
  • Original Movie Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Special Events
  • Talent Management
  • Talent Outreach & Development
  • TV Production Technologies
  • Wardrobe


Magic Theatre Apprenticeships and Internships

DUE March 31, 2019 via email

Magic Theatre is soliciting applications for full-season apprenticeships in Artistic Direction, Literary/NewPlay Production, Production, and Theatre Management, and internships in Marketing and Development, Special Events, and Educational Outreach.  These apprenticeships and internships will begin in mid-August 2019 and continue through June 2020.

Magic also offers a general summer internship (June through August).

Submit application materials listed on website to


Luna Dance Institute 

(Stipend) Application opens mid February

Luna Dance Institute offers a summer internship program for those wanting to gain proficiency working with a non-profit organization in the field of dance education. Interns receive a stipend and/or the opportunity to participate in a free professional learning course taught by Luna faculty.

Interns are expected to have experience interacting with children and following through with administrative tasks.

Preliminary Intern Duties include:

  • Assist with summer dance camps and provide support for teaching artists
  • Lead activities for summer camp dancers
  • Set-up camp technology and art materials
  • Help maintain dance studio
  • Support all aspects of promotion and public relations
  • Prepare copies and literature for professional learning courses
  • Organize catering for Summer Institute
  • Create sign-in sheets and assist with workshop set-up
  • Collaborate with Luna staff

To apply: Please email Cherie Hill at to request an application.


La Jolla Playhouse Internship Program 

(Unpaid) Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Check website for details.

Applications for Artistic Department summer internships DUE March 22, 2019.

The La Jolla Playhouse Internship Program offers an exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain professional experience by working side-by-side with extraordinary artists, administrators and technicians. Both full-time and part-time internships are available throughout the year. Your application will not be considered until all the materials have been submitted.

Applications for the La Jolla Playhouse Internship Program are accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit an application online by using the link below. An application, cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation must be received prior to consideration. Detailed submission instructions are provided in the application.

You may also mail your application materials to:

La Jolla Playhouse
Attn: Internship Program
P.O. Box 12039
La Jolla, CA 92039

Please note that La Jolla Playhouse does not offer any stipend or housing as part of the Internship Program.

The La Jolla Playhouse Internship Program is only open to current undergraduate and graduate students. If you are a high school student interested in becoming involved at La Jolla Playhouse please consider learning more about our Student Board of Trustees.

Internships are available in the following departments:


The 1947 Partition Archive

About the 1947 Partition Archive
The Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 was a major 20th century event that affected millions of lives and played a key role in shaping the world in which we live today, both culturally and geopolitically.  Nearly two million lost their lives and 15 million people were displaced, making it the largest mass migration. The 1947 Partition Archive is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the fast disappearing memory of Partition by capturing and preserving the people's history through crowdsourced oral history collection.
All interns will receive relevant training and fieldwork experience. Internships are unpaid, but interns may apply for academic credit or funding through their college or university. The internship takes place at our office in Berkeley, California.
Internships available
  • Mini-Documentary Maker
  • Oral History Program Assistant (Digital Story Archiving)
  • GIS Tag Verifier / Story Map Content Curator


Smithsonian Internship 

Check website for specific deadlines

Smithsonian internships offer an incredible range of learning opportunities. Because each unit of the Smithsonian (Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, American Art Museum, etc) understands the learning opportunities it can offer best, each unit manages their own internship application process directly.

In terms of application dates, Interns at the Smithsonian arrive and depart on a rolling basis. Different units run programs on different calendar cycles – be sure to check the application dates for the programs that interest you.

Check out these upcoming internship opportunities at the Smithsonian here:


Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Internships

Check website for specific deadlines

LACMA offers undergraduate and graduate students with multiple internship opportunities year round. Please visit their website for specific details on each internship program. Here are some current positions available:


San Jose Museum of Art - AAMD Internship

DUE March 15th, 2019

The San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) is participating in a new summer internship program for an undergraduate student from a minority background, based in the Bay Area. This is a full-time, paid position, supported through a new initiative with AAMD (American Association of Museum Directors), with an additional stipend for travel to AAM in New Orleans in May 2019 and a trip to New York in fall 2019.


ANATO Internships

DUE March 15, 2019 (for Summer internships)

ANATO is a body care line made with tree-crops for people wanting pure, socially responsible products whilst reducing their plastic footprint. These internships are mostly remote, with opportunities to work in person at the HQ Santa Cruz. Some internships include:
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Automations, systems, and digital hacker
  • PR, partnerships, media & press relations associate
  • Product development research & sustainable sourcing associate
  • Social media & community management associate


Citizen Film Summer Internship

DUE March 15, 2019 (unpaid)

Citizen Film is an independent non-profit documentary production company that makes and distributes character-driven documentaries. Work by Citizen Films’ principals have screened on television (PBS, HBO, IFC, TLC, etc.) and at some of our country's most prestigious venues, including the Sundance Film Festival, MoMA NY, the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Whitney, and more. 

Our most recent work, American Creed, had a national PBS broadcast debut in February 2018.  


Citizen Film produces several projects simultaneously, so interns are involved in all stages of documentary filmmaking – from development and production through editing and distribution.

Applicants must be available 3 days per week (10am - 5pm) for three months between May 7 and August 30, 2019.


  • Assist in running media engagement campaigns by researching potential partners, building outreach lists, monitoring and posting on social media, and updating our Salesforce database.
  • Research a wide variety of topics, including archival media sources and potential funding partners
  • Assist with media management on several concurrent projects.
  • Support office administration for a fast-paced documentary film non-profit organization.

Intern Qualifications

We are looking for someone with strong communication and organization skills, who is passionate about documentary film as a medium for social impact. Interns should be Mac savvy, detail oriented, and skilled at multi-tasking. They must be courteous, professional and reliable, with experience in online and library research. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. Working knowledge of the following is preferred but not required: Google Docs, Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign and Final Cut Pro.

To Apply

Please email a formal cover letter and resume to Include any media experience, as well as your level of familiarity with the computer programs listed above.

We appreciate all applicants and their interest in working with us here at Citizen Film. However, due to a high volume of applications, we will not be able to get in touch with everyone. If we are looking to move forward with your application we will schedule a phone interview by March 18th. 

1426 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: 415-206-1880



UCDC Internships for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020

DUE Friday, March 8, by 5:00 p.m. (for both Fall 2019 and Winter 2020)

Are you interested in the UCDC program?  Apply for Fall Quarter 2019 or Winter Quarter 2020 now!  

To apply, go to  Select the Apply link.  This section will guide you through the application steps.  Keep in mind that two letters of recommendation are required, so please begin the process as soon as possible to allow time to solicit faculty letters and complete the application. 

To learn more, pick up information from Merrill Academic Building, Room 10, see our campus’s UCDC website (listed above), or go to the website for UCDC in Washington (  If you have any questions, please contact Marianna Santana, UCDC Coordinator, Merrill Academic 10,, or 831-502-7307. 

UCDC is a unique program of internship and study in Washington, D.C.  Participants spend a quarter attending classes and conducting an internship in the nation’s capital, while registered as UCSC students and earning academic credit.  Internship placements are geared toward student interests, including but not limited to:

  • Government and Public Policy
  • Science and the Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Education
  • Health
  • Electoral politics
  • The Arts 
  • Law
  • Business and Finance
  • Media and Communications 


Pixar Summer Internships

DUE March 3, 2019

At Pixar, our goal is to make great films with great people.  We are proud of our tradition of creative and technical excellence and are always looking for talented people to enrich our work and our community. We believe it’s important for our studio to reflect the diversity of the society we live in and the worldwide audiences for whom we make our films.  Come see what we have to offer!

Exciting internship and residency opportunities await college students and recent graduates!
Twelve-week and six-month terms offered year-round in: 

  • Animation

  • Art

  • Business Operations

  • Editorial

  • Marketing

  • Production Management

  • RenderMan

  • Software Research & Development

  • Story

  • Systems

  • Technical Direction

Direct mentorship and training in a hands-on classroom environment

  • Pixar Undergraduate Program (PUP)
    A ten-week summer course in Technical Direction designed for undergraduates

  • Animation & Story Internships


Oakland Museum of California Summer Internship 

DUE February 22, 2019

OMCA-UP is a paid summer internship program at the Oakland Museum of California for currently enrolled students or recent graduates at the undergraduate and graduate level. Through a rigorous cohort-learning program, OMCA-UP interns will gain exposure to a range of museum career opportunities and leadership skills. 

We value our community’s diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, countries of origin, religions, and gender expressions, and also strongly encourage students whose backgrounds are traditionally underrepresented in the museum field to apply. 

Interns receive behind-the-scenes experiences and participate in mentorships, hands-on trainings, and group activities. We also ask interns to make a mutual commitment to stay in touch with OMCA for two years after completion. 

Available Positions:


Currents New Media Internship Program

DUE February 15th, 2019

This is a month-long position in Santa Fe New Mexico for June 2019. Currents New Media is seeking students who are interested in Art and the New Media community. 
In the past, interns have come from a variety of disciplines. There have been musicians, actors, tech-heads, performance artists, visual artists, and folks interested in event coordination, festivals, construction, set design, lighting design and more.
Ideal candidates will have either experience or strong interest in some or any of the following: media art, a/v tech, programming, exhibition installation (hands-on work), volunteer coordinating, graphic design, light design, event planning, curation etc.
This opportunity provides free housing, and a stipend to help cover any travel and food costs. 


Seattle Children's Theatre Summer Internships

DUE 11:59pm PST, February 12, 2019

Renowned SCT Education Programs offers over 20 internship positions in the summer to support nearly 200 camps and classes for students ages 3½ -21, and for our Summer Season productions for students grades 4-12.

Being an intern is a rewarding and enriching experience wherein you’ll be fully immersed in the workings of SCT. Previous interns have gone on to work at many professional theatres around the country, including as staff members at SCT, Seattle Theatre Group, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Jet City Improv, and The Village Theatre, as well as regionally at theatres such as Arena Stage, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, Metro Theatre Company, The Rose Theatre Omaha, and the Children’s Theatre Company, amongst many others. 

Internships offered:

Paramount Pictures Summer Internship Program

DUE January 31, 2019

About The Program

Paramount Pictures offers an exciting Internship Program providing students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain hands –on experience working in the entertainment industry.  At Paramount, every intern has the opportunity to network with industry professionals, attend a multitude of events aimed at furthering their entertainment knowledge, and play an integral role in their department’s success.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate and Graduate (MBA, MFA, JD) students currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution. 
  • Undergraduate students must be going into their junior or senior year.
  • Graduate students must have completed their first year.


Hiring decisions are based on your major field of study, past work / internship experience, and any extracurricular activities.  Ideal candidates will be organized, hardworking, self motivated, and enthusiastic.


All internship positions are paid employment opportunities.


Television Academy Foundation Internship

DUE January 24, 2019 at 5PM PT

NEW FOR 2019: The application process is now entirely online!

The Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 20 disciplines each summer. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

Please note: Letters of recommendation without a signature and email address will NOT be accepted.

New for 2019: Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

  • Agency
  • Animation 
  • Casting 
  • Choreography 
  • Cinematography 
  • Design (Art Direction/Set Decoration, Costume Design) 
  • Development (Animation, Children's Programming, Movies for Television, Scripted Series, Unscripted Television, Virtual and Augmented Reality) 
  • Directing 
  • Editing
  • Interactive Media 
  • Legal & Business Affairs 
  • Marketing 
  • Music 
  • News (Broadcast News, Entertainment News) 
  • Physical Production/Business Management 
  • Production (Commercials, Documentary/Nonfiction, Live Television, Movies for Television) 
  • Production Management 
  • Program Planning and Scheduling 
  • Public Relations/Publicity 
  • Sound 
  • Writing (Comedy, Drama) 


Walt Disney Animation Studios - 2019 Production Summer Internships

DUE January 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is a 9-week experience designed for students studying art, animation, computer graphics, and film. As a Talent Development intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking.

Current internships available:

  • CG Artist
  • Production Management
  • Story Artist
  • Visual Development Artist


Blizzard - Summer 2019 Internships

DUE November 30, 2018

The Blizzard Internship Program gives students the opportunity to work directly with development teams and business operations departments to gain hands-on experience. For 12 paid weeks every summer, interns embed themselves with their teams to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the intensity and fun of creating epic entertainment.

The US internship application season runs from September to December every year. Due to the high volume, applications are only accepted during this open submission period.

Check the Blizzard Internship Program Website for a complete list of currently open internship positions. 


Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Summer 2019 Internship Program

DUE December 1, 2018

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. They represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content. CAA summer 2019 internship applications are now available and due by December 1st, 2018. The application can be found HERE. Internships are available in the following departments:

  • Books 
  • Business Development
  • Comedy 
  • Commercial Endorsements
  • Corporate Communication
  • Corporate Development
  • Digital Talent and Packaging
  • Film Finance and Sales 
  • Motion Pictures: Literary 
  • Motion Pictures: Marketing 
  • Motion Pictures: Talent 
  • Multicultural 
  • Music: Marketing 
  • Music: Sponsorship 
  • Music: Touring
  • Speakers
  • Sports: Representation 
  • Sports: Consulting 
  • Television: Alternative 
  • Television: Research 
  • Television: Scripted
  • Television: Talent


The Women’s Museum of California Internship Program 

DUE May 31, 2018

We seek qualified candidates to assist in a wide range of museum operations. We offer a number of projects that can offer the candidate experience in Educational Outreach and Development, Museum Library & Archives, Marketing, Event Coordination, and Exhibition Preparation & Production. We do also accept interns on a rolling basis, however priority is given to those applying before the deadline.

Internships require a minimum commitment of 120 hours and 10 weeks. If your school's internship requirements are less than the Museum's internal minimum, please disclose the required hours and timeframe in your application. If candidates are seeking school credit, it is important that candidates check with affiliate institutions and meet organizations’ requirements as well.


UCDC Internship Program (fall or winter 2018 quarter)

DUE March 12th at 5pm

The UCDC (quarter in Washington, D.C.) Program supervises and supports students who pursue internships and academic study in the nation’s capital. The program is open through a competitive application process to juniors and seniors (occasionally sophomores) in all majors. Students enroll for fall, winter, or spring quarter, earn 12-17 course credits, and continue to be registered as full-time students. Applicant selection is based on academic record, a written statement, letters of recommendation, and possibly a personal interview.

Students spend 30 hours each week at their internships.  Washington, D.C. offers a wide array of internship possibilities, from working on Capitol Hill or in a government agency to interning for a major media outlet, a nonprofit organization, or a cultural institution. Internship placements are geared toward student interests, including but not limited to:

-government and public policy
-science and the environment
-human rights
-electoral politics
-the arts 
-business and finance
-media and communications 

Students also attend a weekly research seminar.  An essential component of the Washington program, the seminar enables students to draw on Washington’s rich variety of research opportunities to complete a research paper on a subject related to their internships.  In addition to the research seminar, students may also opt to take one upper-division elective course from a range of classes offered by faculty at the Washington Center.  Elective classes are offered in several disciplines, including the social and natural sciences, arts and humanities.  All courses take advantage of Washington’s unique resources for study and research.


Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Admission is competitive. To be eligible for consideration, students must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior (although sophomores from natural sciences and engineering majors may also apply).
  • Have a strong academic record.
  • Provide two strong letters of recommendation (if possible from faculty rather than TAs or employers). 

Final decisions will be made approximately one month from the application deadline. A mandatory orientation for accepted students will happen near the end of the previous quarter (e.g., orientation for fall quarter will be held the preceding spring, etc.).


Admission will be based upon the student's statement of purpose, academic record, letters of recommendation, and in some cases a personal interview. Consideration is also given to the distribution of academic disciplines participating in the program. Participation in UCDC changes the way in which a student meets residency requirements for a degree. Contact your college academic preceptor for more information.


Professional Development

Filmmaking Networking Event: AT&T SHAPE  

Submittable connects artists with opportunities and organizations with artists. This spring they partnered with AT&T SHAPE, an exciting filmmaking event in June. They are offering free registration for the University of Santa Cruz community to attend with codeSubmitU.

AT&T SHAPE is a two-day event featuring speaking sessions centered around 5G and the future of entertainment and filmmaking, as well as exhibitors with interactive exhibits showcasing demos from real-time AR motion capture and holographic tech to AI and gaming technology. An entry ticket grants admission for both days alongside a studio tour, networking with fellow creators, and access to all the event’s activities.

At AT&T SHAPE, be inspired by creators like Elizabeth Banks and Karen Palmer, who are pushing new frontiers in storytelling and distribution. View the winners of the 6th edition of the AT&T Film Awards. Dive into immersive experiences with Magic Leap’s innovative technology that can bring your favorite fictional worlds to life.

Join AT&T and see what’s possible at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on June 22-23, 2019. Registration is free at this link with code SubmitU.


Emerge! - Filmmaking lab

Little UglyGFSVimeo and Dolby present a unique opportunity for aspiring directors ages 18-34 to kick-start their professional journeys as filmmakers.

EMERGE! will identify three motivated up-and-coming directors who have a unique perspective on narrative short-form content. These filmmakers will receive a $5K production grant, Vimeo Pro Account, mentorship, production support and the exposure needed to develop and direct an original short film – taking their careers to the next level and cementing their debut in the industry.

One grand-prize winner of the competition will receive a four-day trip to Los Angeles for an Industry Day, meetings with agents, managers and companies, and a non-exclusive contract with Little Ugly for the production of short-form content.

No professional experience is required to apply! All you need is an imaginative brain and a good idea.

Applications will be accepted April 8 - May 6.


Berkeley Rep Professional Fellowships

DUE March 10, 2019 (for Artistic, Administrative and Production fellowships)

DUE March 30, 2019 (for Production fellowships)

Berkeley Rep provides a year-long fellowship program for serious-minded, highly motivated individuals ready to embark upon a professional theatre career. Fellows are directly exposed to the daily operations of the Theatre and given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the ambitious, award-winning body of work.

You get everything you need!

  • Housing and monthly stipend provided.   
  • Regularly scheduled seminars with guest speakers and senior leadership.  
  • Opportunities to fulfill as many career-building goals as possible, gaining both practical experience and professional contacts that can open doors to work at theatres all over the country.  

Ready to Apply?

A complete application includes:

  • Application form (click below)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Additional documents (see felowship descriptions)
  • Two letters of recommendation and one additional reference


Global Engagement Photo Contest

Submission period: February 19, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Share your favorite photos from around the globe with your fellow Banana Slugs during the Global Photo Contest!

This photo contest showcases diverse cultural perspectives through photographs accompanied by short commentaries explaining the photo’s cultural significance to the photographer. International students and scholars, study abroad students, UCSC alumni, faculty, and staff will experience a creative outlet to share their unique perspectives with the larger campus community.

2019 Theme - "Defy Imagination"

More and more UC Santa Cruz students, faculty, staff, and alumni find themselves traversing the globe and partaking in a rich exchange of knowledge, ideas, and culture brought on by a shift toward globalization. Each year, hundreds of international students, faculty, and scholars make UC Santa Cruz their home, while hundreds of other Banana Slugs go overseas to study or complete research abroad. We want to know, “What is something unexpected, or helped you to imagine life in another context during your International experience?”

Submit a photo in one of two categories--Photos from Abroad & Photos from the U.S--and write a short description explaining what the photo’s cultural significance is to you. How does the photo show something unexpected to you during your International journey? How does the image help you expand your worldview?

Questions may be directed to the International Programs Coordinator at


Association for Environmental Professionals (AEP) Conference Photographer

The Association for Environmental Professionals (AEP) is currently looking for 1 -2 reliable photographers who could help at a conference happening on March 25th in Monterey. The position is paid, and each student will be provided with a stipend. Student photographers that are qualified must be able to work at night from 5 PM - 8 PM.

Please contact Marissa Mathias ( regarding this opportunity and to receive more information.


Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

DUE February 14, 2019

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (PENN CMSI), in an effort to make study abroad accessible to students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).

100% of a recipients’ program fees and travel costs are covered for an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills. Frederick Douglass Global fellows commit to sharing their experience and intercultural growth with peers and classmates.

Ten scholarships are awarded annually based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and nominations from students’ MSI senior leadership. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the 2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate freshman or sophomore attending a Minority Serving Institution
  • Be Pell Grant-eligible
  • Have a minimum GPA 3.00
  • Reside in the U.S. with student status or be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident.

Items below should be submitted through the online application.

  • Nomination from a member of senior leadership (either the president/chancellor, provost, vice president, or dean) at your institution
  • Copy of transcript
  • Proof of Pell Grant eligibility
  • Personal Video - Upload a short 2-minute video that provides a detailed explanation of your objectives for study abroad. In this explanation discuss how the combination of your major and participation in study abroad will support your development and help you meet your academic goals and become a global leader.
  • Personal Essay - Discuss why you believe study abroad is important for students from MSIs and how you plan to share your study abroad experience with others upon returning (Limit 800 words).

Award Details

  • Fellowships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and nominations from students’ MSI presidents.
  • Awards will cover the full cost of travel to and participation in a four-week 3-credit study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sponsored by CIEE.
  • 10 Fellows will be selected from accredited MSIs.
  • Fellows will be expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their MSI community upon their return to campus. 
  • View updated FAQs.


2019 Bay Area Arts Fellowship & Internship Fair

DATE: Saturday, February 9, 11am-1:30pm 

LOCATION: A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) - The Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103

The 2019 Bay Area Arts Fellowship & Internship Fair will be held at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco. Representatives from American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)Berkeley Repertory TheatreCalifornia Shakespeare TheaterMagic TheatreSan Francisco OperaZ Space, and The UC Theatre will be available to talk about their programs and to help open doors to careers in the performing arts and music industries. Come learn more about these paid positions!


San Francisco International Arts Festival: Northern California Post Graduate Performance Program

MEETING DATE: Tuesday December 4, 6:00pm 

LOCATION: Building C, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture


Find out about presenting your work at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in May 2020 as part of the SFIAF organization's ongoing program to feature performing artists who are recent graduates (one to five years) from the arts programs of Northern California's Institutions of Higher Learning.

The goal of the program is to offer low-risk opportunities for younger people who are at a stage of their careers where they have decided to become generative artists. Specifically those who are in the process of creating an external or formal structure to sustain and manage their careers (i.e. an ensemble, band, 501(c)(3), sole proprietorship or another form of support mechanism) that will enable them to build a place for themselves in the performing arts business.

*NOTE: Current junior standing students are encouraged to attend the meeting on Dec. 4th, since this event will be for those who will be post graduate students on May 2020.


Circle of Change Leadership Experience Conference

CONFERENCE DATES: Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018

Each Fall, the Circle of Change Leadership Experience hosts an annual three-day national leadership conference in Los Angeles, California geared towards helping 250 plus diverse student leaders discover the leader from within, develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success, and the inspiration needed to help these incredible student leaders make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

In order to attain this goal each year with the conference, not only have we created an incredible team of keynote speakers, leadership coaches, and set of panelists from top tier companies and organizations, but we have created a variety of life changing leadership experiences built upon five specific learning outcomes which are Interpersonal Development, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Socially Responsible Leadership, and the Value of Diversity.

The specific goals of each learning outcomes are provided below:

  • Interpersonal Development – students will learn more about themselves and how that translates into effective leadership in the 21st Century.
  • Leadership Development – students will learn about more than twenty different leadership skills and qualities that leaders must possess in the 21st Century in order to be effective.
  • Professional Development – students learn about more the different professional skills that must be attained in order to evolve and experience career leadership success in the 21st Century.
  • Socially Responsible Leadership – students will learn about the importance of social responsibility, ethical decision-making, civic engagement, social justice, and service learning.
  • Value of Diversity – students learn about the importance of diversity in the 21st Century, and  discover how to interact, collaborate, appreciate, and lead diverse groups of people more effectively.

Check out the conference schedule, keynote speakers, leadership break out sessions, industry leadership panel sessions, and additional leadership programs that have been created to  ensure that every student who attends the conference has a transformational leadership experience!

Click HERE for more information on how to register

Registration fee $200

*NOTE: Discounted fee of $25 off per student applies if 5 or more students from one campus register as a group. 


Blizzard - 8th Annual World of Warcraft Student Art Contest

DUE January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm

The Annual World of Warcraft Student Art Contest is now open! In addition to their Summer Internship Program, Blizzard Entertainment's University Relations has different contests in an assortment of disciplines planned throughout the year. Make sure to check in occasionally to see if a contest is available in your field of study!

Here's the list of currently open contests:

  • Environment Art Contest
  • Character Art Contest
  • FX Contest
  • Animation Contest
  • Environment Visual Development/Concept Art Contest

Grand prize winners will be chosen by the World of Warcraft art team and receive the following epic prizes*:

  • A tour of Blizzard Entertainment’s headquarters in Irvine, California
  • A 2-hour face to face mentorship session with a senior Blizzard artist
  • A one-year subscription to World of Warcraft
  • A Blizzard Entertainment notebook (featuring an original sketch by a Blizzard artist)
  • A Blizzard T-shirt

 *Blizzard reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize.

Visit the website for details on submission requirements for each contest.


Funding Opportunities

Westly Prize

DUE October 15, 2019

We believe that small bets and a growth mindset lead to breakthrough innovations. Since 2012, we’ve awarded cash prizes once a year to early-stage, young social innovators in California with novel solutions to community challenges. Prizes up to $40,000 will be awarded to winning Westly Prize innovations.

Innovations in any of the following categories are eligible for consideration:

  •     Arts
  •     Civic engagement
  •     Criminal justice
  •     Education
  •     Energy
  •     Environment
  •     Food production/distribution
  •     Health
  •     Safety
  •     Technology/tech for good
  •     Transportation
  •     youth development


Burn - Emerging Photographer Fund 2019

Submissions DUE June 4th, 2019 at 8:59 PM

The Emerging Photographer Fund is designed to support continuation of a photographer’s personal project, or emerging career. This body of work may be of either journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperatives. There is no age limit, and no limit as to how many projects you may enter. Projects submitted may be ongoing, or finished. We are looking to discover new work, and new talent.

The Emerging Photographer Fund awarded is $10,000.

Additionally, a separate Fujifilm Young Talent Award of $10,000 is awarded for a photographer under 25.

Both awards are not mutually exclusive.


Caucus Foundation

DUE June 1st, 2019

The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors Foundation grants completion money to Television, Film and Interactive students for their thesis films, undergraduate or graduate.  The application and flyer explaining the grants can be found at:

Beginning 2019 please note that students may apply if they have graduated within three months of the application due date.

We are very proud of our record.  Since the establishment of these grants in 2001, The Caucus Foundation has awarded nearly 2 million dollars in grants, internships, in-kind services and awards to 176 students.


The Pat MacKay Scholarships For Diversity In Design

Students enrolled in lighting, digital media, and sound design programs on an undergraduate level, as well as high school seniors who have been accepted to an undergraduate college or university design program, are eligible to apply online here.

Students applying for the scholarships will be requested to provide:

  • Copies of their work, such as a digital design portfolio, or audio samples;
  • References/recommendations from teachers/collaborators;
  • A short essay on why they would like to win this scholarship and their career goals;
  • List those underrepresented communities they identify with.

Each student that is selected for one of the Pat MacKay Scholarships will receive up to $5,000, spread out over a maximum of eight semesters, or $1,250 per year, paid by semester directly to the school. In order for the students to get the next year’s payment, they must show progress toward their degree, show at least a 2.5 GPA, and provide a letter of support from their mentor with an update on how they are progressing as designers.

The application process will open on April 15, and the deadline is May 15. The 2019 scholarships will be announced in late May.


The Arts Writers Grant Program

Application period: April 17th, 2019 - May 20th, 2019 11:59pm EST

The Arts Writers grant supports both emerging and established writers who are writing about contemporary visual art. Ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—these grants support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences, from scholarly studies to self-published blogs. We also support art writing that engages criticism through interdisciplinary methods or experiments with literary styles. As long as a writer meets the eligibility and publishing requirements, they can apply.

For questions concerning the Arts Writers Grant Program, please email us at:


Berkeley Film Foundation

DUE May 13th, 2019

The Berkeley Film Foundation is taking applications for the BFF Film and Video Grant. Up to $12,000 support Bay Area emerging and established independent filmmakers whose work combines intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium. Please visit the linked website for more information and guidelines for the application.


UC Healthy and Equitable World Student Film Competition

Submissions close: April 8, 2019 11:59pm

University of California students are invited to submit short films, 3 minutes or less in duration, that tell their stories about how low or changing access to food or water has, is or will affect their lives, and explore the exciting world of filmmaking. 

Some aspects of food and water access are universal, others vary by individual and campus. Students might explore issues involving only food or water access or consider both in their short film. For example:

  • How contaminated water has affected their families’ or communities’ health, and/or social and economic situations.
  • How dwindling natural resources (e.g. droughts) or mismanagement of resources (e.g. overfishing) has changed or will change their families’ livelihoods.
  • What lack of access to affordable healthy food has done to theirs, their families’ or communities’ health and lifestyles.

All forms of documentary and non-fiction filmmaking are welcome. Your film can be animated or live action. Your film can be a selfie video, an interview with a relative, a series of still images with a voice over, an animated post-apocalyptic prediction of the future or any other film format that voices your story. Your film must be 3 minutes or less in duration. Entry is free. Top finalist films will be screened at the festival and on UCTV Sustainable California. Winners will be announced at the festival.


EOP Logo Design Contest

DUE February 22, 2019 at 5:00pm

The Educational Opportunity Programs Office is now hosting a contest for students to create a logo for our office! We are opening up this contest to all EOP students, and we only require that you are creative, professional and submit your own original art.

One lucky winner will be able to win an award for free textbooks for Spring Quarter 2019. The winner will be notified on March 4, 2019 and be featured on the EOP Website and Newsletter!

We will accept the following type of submissions:
Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, jpeg/jpg, png, or pdf.
Submit your art via Google form HERE. Please note that all submissions must include "EOP" in their design.


Caucus Foundation Application for Thesis Film Grants

DUE January 15, 2019

Purpose of the Grants: To assist worthy students in completing their student thesis film, TV program, video or interactive projects. The award will provide completion money after other means of fundraising have been exhausted. This program is intended to combat the lack of diversity in content and creative people in our industry. 

Rationale for the Grants: The Caucus recognizes its responsibility to take action to promote diversity behind the camera in our industry. We look to the accredited film, television, media programs at our universities and colleges as the source of the talented writers, directors and producers of the future. While scholarships are becoming more and more plentiful, support for students in completing their portfolio project is scarce. These projects serve as a calling card for entry in the industry. Further, the selection and identification process will, of itself, validate and recognize young talent and provide a source of mentors as they make the transition from student to industry professional. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be registered in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program that requires the student to complete a thesis project in film, television program, video or interactive project for their degree and must be either the producer or director of the film. Applicant must also be a US Citizen. The student must be enrolled at an accredited University, College or Conservatory at time of submission or has graduated within three months of the due date of application. 

Submissions: May be a structured film as currently understood, or TV Program of any genre i.e. game show, reality program, situation comedy, variety program, documentary or any commonly produced form in contemporary broadcasting including webisodes.