Foster Forward Initiative

2022 Internships may be in-person, hybrid or remote, depending on the opportunity, and are subject to change. As a condition of employment, the Academy Foundation will require all in-person or hybrid-work interns to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

The Foundation's Foster Forward initiative provides three paid summer internships for transition age and former foster youth interested in exploring careers in entertainment. Funded in part by an endowment created by Dick Wolf's Wolf Family Foundation, these experiential learning opportunities give undergraduate and graduate college students in the Greater Los Angeles area (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) extraordinary access to entertainment media professionals. Open to all class levels.

Finalist notifications will be made in mid-March

Internships will take place June 20 - August 12, 2022

NOTE: The production category may take place mid-July - mid-September.


Site: Network or studio
Activities: Support ongoing pro-social/philanthropic campaigns, assist with production of digital and social media content like PSAs, vignettes, and photo campaigns, support PR and press events, support volunteer events for employees and talent (actors and actresses), prepare presentations, general administrative work.
Desirable background: Strong interest and/or experience with philanthropic endeavors and initiatives in media and entertainment; passion and experience either as a volunteer or supporter of charitable causes; excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Site: Studio or production company
Activities: Overview of development and production of scripted series, movies for television or unscripted television. For series/movies for television - observe and participate (where applicable) in the evaluation of ideas and literary material, selection of writers and oversight of script development. For unscripted television – work with production company and/or network programming staff in conception and execution of programs.
Desirable background: Creative Writing, Literature, Theater Arts, Liberal Arts/Communications.

Site: Studio or production company
Activities: Observe production process of current series, live television or movie for television: script development, pre-production, filming/taping and post production.
Desirable background: Creative Writing, Literature, Theater Arts, Liberal Arts/Communications.

Click here to read the Rules and Eligibility Requirements.

Mail-in, fax, or emailed materials will NOT be accepted.

updated 1.19.22

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