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The School of Film and Television's Entertainment Industry Internship program has students seeking internships in production, post-production, development, reality and scripted TV, documentary, talent management, casting, animation, music, recording arts and more.

Our program is very simple. We seek internship opportunities for our students throughout the year including, spring, summer and fall. We meet with students regularly to identify their interests, provide career advisement and assist them in their internship search. As a partner company to our program, we can promote your opportunity to student participants in our internship program through our weekly internship e-bulletin, The Wednesday Wire. We provide academic credit for both paid and unpaid internships and internship particulars such as scheduling and length of the internship, are at the discretion of the employer.

View our SFTV Employer Guidelines.

To ensure that an internship experience is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by Loyola Marymount University, it must adhere to the seven criteria outlined by the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) as listed below:

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student's academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

If the above criteria are followed, it is the opinion of both LMU and NACE that the experience can be considered a legitimate internship.

If you are a NEW employer with an internship opportunity for students within the School of Film and Television, please register a profile and post a job or internship via the LMU HANDSHAKE website.

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to working with you!

If you are a RETURNING employer who has previously registered with Handshake, simply log into to your profile.

If you would like more information about our program or are having trouble with our web forms, please contact Matthew Mills, our Assistant Director, Career and Alumni Engagement at 310.338.6048 or

Important Note Regarding Federal Guidelines for Unpaid Internships (Please read)

When making the determination of whether or not your interns should be compensated for their internship, please keep in mind that acccording to the Department of Labor, the following six legal criteria must be met when an internship is unpaid.

  1. The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment.
  2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern.
  3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff with expertise.
  4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operation may actually be impeded.
  5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.
  6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

Readd all of our SFTV Employer Guidelines.