Internship Program

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The goal of the CTVA Internship Program is to instill in students the knowledge, expertise, and creative skills that will allow them to pursue their goals in digital media, cinema, television, screenwriting, management and radio.   The CTVA Internship Program promotes the critical, analytical, creative, ethical, and conceptual thinking that will enrich the students’ professional career paths.

Many internships are non-paid positions although virtually all the major studios, networks and production companies offer paid internships. 

To be qualified for a CTVA internship in Spring 2016 [CTVA 494C (3 units) or CTVA 494F (6 units)] a CTVA undergraduate student:

  • Must be a senior in Spring 2016 (have 90+ units)
  •  Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must have completed the required lower division CTVA major courses and
  • Must be in a CTVA major area of emphasis.

The internship course for CTVA graduate students is CTVA 694C (3 units).
Most internships are designed for three units (135 hours of work minimum).
A six unit internship requires virtually full-time work for a minimum of 270 hours for the semester.
A student may take a maximum of six CTVA internship units for credit.

For more information contact:

Internship Orientation and Information sessions (mandatory)


Those CTVA students that will have completed 80 or more units in the Spring 2017 semester are eligible to enroll into the internship classes.


The primary purpose for the information and orientation is to provide necessary information regarding internship placement, timing and career guidance. If you are planning on enrolling in the internship course this academic year you must attend one of the sessions.

Fall 2016 semester meetings

Attend ONE Internship Orientation Meeting.  All meetings take place in MZ 308. Please sign up for session using the doodle link posted next to each date. Then pick a timed session. Maximum of 20 students per each listed session.  Please do not sign up if there are 20 students already on the list.

Tuesday Oct 11 Doodle link to sign up:http://doodle.com/poll/nyzazkax2p4t8rqe

  • 5-5:30  |  5:30-6  |  6-6:30  |  6:30-7

Tuesday Dec 6 Doodle Link to sign up:http://doodle.com/poll/wkg7kvuvrwb6z886

  • 5-5:30  |  5:30-6  |  6-6:30  |  6:30-7

Fall 2016
Resume and Cover letter Workshop Doodle Link to sign up:http://doodle.com/poll/smqkfiq4zm4xxyup

  • Monday Nov 14
    5-6 PM

To be qualified for a CTVA internship, you:

  • Must be a senior in the semester that you want to enroll in the internship course (have 90+ units)
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must have completed the required lower division CTVA major courses and
  • Must be in a CTVA major area of emphasis.
  • You must find an internship BEFORE you can enroll into the internship class. This mean you should start looking for an internship the semester before you would like to intern.


Wednesday December 7 at 2:30-3:00 or 3:00-3:30 SH 382

• Please choose one of these times. 
• No sign up is necessary. 
• Don’t be late, as the information will not be repeated during each session.