The core of the UTLA experience is a hands-on internship in the entertainment industry.
By interning with established companies, students gain new skills, meaningful industry contacts, and an insider’s perspective.
The entertainment industry is notoriously hard to break into, but UTLA sets students up for success by helping them get their foot in the door.
What kinds of internships do students do?
All UTLA students are required to enroll in an “internship for credit” course and intern with a company within the entertainment industry. Find out more about internship course registration requirements here.
Whether you’re interested in the music industry, animation, TV production, gaming, publicity, film financing, screenwriting, advertising, entertainment news, podcasting, talent management, or some other facet of entertainment, you’ll be able to find an internship in Los Angeles that will teach you something about the business.
Recent UTLA Student Internships
River Road Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment
Luke Hooten, Radio-Television-Film
Internship: NBC Sports, Consumer Engagement Marketing
Trey Ingram, Radio-Television-Film
Internship: Crowd Surf
Jillian Sikes, Communication Studies
Internship: Shine Talent Group
Adrian Vasquez, Marketing
Internship: Blumhouse, Streaming Department
How will I get an internship?
Students are responsible for securing their own internships with the support and guidance of the UTLA team prior to arriving in Los Angeles.
The pre-departure term is an important part of the UTLA experience. Once admitted to the program, you’ll have access to an online portal where you’ll learn about industry expectations for resumes and cover letters, get access to writing tips and insider knowledge we get from our industry partners, and submit drafts of your application materials for review.
Then you’ll get access to the UTLA internship database and sit down with our team to put together an application strategy. The UTLA internship database is full of opportunities with companies where we have a contact or have an established relationship, so it’s a great place to start an internship search.