Internship: Rules and Eligibility

The Television Academy Foundation reserves the right to refuse placement in any category at any time.

  • Applicants must be qualified full-time students pursuing an associate, bachelor or graduate degree at a college or university within the United States. Students entering their final quarter or semester in 2022 without a full course load may also apply.
  • Students who have completed or will be completing college or graduate school prior to December 31, 2021 are not eligible.
  • Students who are graduating between January 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022 are eligible to apply. If you are a graduating undergraduate senior returning to graduate school in the fall, you must provide a letter of acceptance upon notification of finalist status.
  • Participants must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident or a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) student.
  • In order for the Foundation to conduct a background check and process payroll for an intern, the intern will need to provide the Foundation with a U.S. Social Security number upon notification of employment.
  • Students may only apply to ONE program and select only ONE category.
  • Students who have previously participated in the Internship Program may not apply again.
  • Students participating in specialized two-year or certificate programs should contact the Foundation to determine eligibility.
  • All Summer internships are paid, full-time remote positions, 40 hours per week. Fall and Spring internships are paid, part-time positions, 20-25 hours/week. $15 per hour. Payment is made once a week; applicable payroll deductions apply.
  • Interns are responsible for their own housing and living expenses. A limited number of housing stipends will be available to assist with housing costs for students who can demonstrate a financial need. FINALISTS will be notified regarding the application process.
  • Students are responsible for their own in-town transportation. Public transportation is available, however not all work locations will be convenient to public transport and it is not always timely or dependable in many parts of the city and surrounding areas.
  • Airline ticket assistance may be available to individuals not bringing reliable transportation who live beyond a 200 mile radius from Los Angeles County.

Additional eligibility requirements for Diversity & Inclusion Unscripted Internship Program

  • Eligible applicants must come from low-income backgrounds and be graduating from a college/university within Southern California with a degree conferred by June 2022.
  • Applicants must have a commitment to promoting the voices and stories of underrepresented communities and increasing diversity and inclusion in the television industry.

Additional eligibility requirements for Foster Forward Initiative

  • Open to students in the Greater Los Angeles area (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) ONLY.
  • If since the time you turned 13 you:
    • Had no living parent (biological or adoptive), even if you are now adopted
    • Were in foster care, even if you are no longer in foster care as of today; or
    • Have been a dependent or ward of the court, even if you are no longer a dependent or ward of the court as of today
  • Students must provide proof of foster care status upon finalist notification in order to be considered.

Additional eligibility requirements for Star Trek Command Training Program (Spring and Fall)

  • Open to all class levels within the Greater Los Angeles area (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura) ONLY.
  • PART-TIME position. Applicants must commit to working 13 consecutive weeks: (12) at 25 hrs and (one) week at 20 hrs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Star Trek franchise, a personal commitment to diversity and inclusivity within storytelling, interest in all aspects of production.

updated 11.17.21

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