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About the Spring CTVA 494 Internship Program

The mandatory, half-hour orientation session for students interested in enrolling in CTVA494 is now available for on-line review here via MyCSUNBox. 

You must review this mandatory informational session in order to register for the internship.

In order to initiate the enrollment process, you must also download, complete and sign the CTVA494 Orientation Completion Certificate located in the folder and e-mail it to Professor Sipos at

Those who have already secured internships must attach all relevant documents and information as indicated.Please also provide a PDF of your current DPR so that she may determine your eligibility. Eligible students still in search of positions may elect to request assistance in landing numerous qualified internships available this Fall. 

Spring internship eligibility begins no earlier than January 25, 2021 with permission from the professor. You will have until February 19, 2021 to drop/add the course via the portal with no additional permissions necessary. You may perform remote, on-site and/or hybrid internship duties in compliance with Los Angeles County health and safety restrictions. 

Please check back here frequently for updating information on exciting, new online resources and programs currently in development to enhance your internship journey over the course of the academic year. 

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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 Fall 2020 [CTVA 494A/B (3 units) or CTVA 494C/D (6 units)] a CTVA undergraduate student:

  • Must be a senior (have 85+ units)
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must have completed the required lower division CTVA major courses
  • Must be in a CTVA major area of emphasis

The internship course for CTVA graduate students is CTVA 694A/B (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.

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