Entertainment internships are a useful starting point for gaining employment in the industry and are a critical way of developing personal contacts, necessary interpersonal skills, and insights into the inner workings of “the business.”

You can earn 1 credit for an internship per academic term that you are engaged in the internship. You must be doing the internship during the academic term in which you receive credit for the internship. You may not be paid for the internship if you are earning academic credit.

You may earn credit for an internship that takes place during the summer. Regular summer session registration deadlines must be followed. We encourage students interested in internships to consider applying for the summers following their sophomore and junior years.

To find an internship, make an appointment to speak with Linda Delibero or visit Handshake. If you have or know of an internship you would like to have posted, please email Melissa Capello.

Student Internship Stories

“In the Summer of 2019, I interned at ICM Partners. There’s no way in heaven that I would have gotten this internship if not for the amazing connections I made through JHU’s Film and Media Studies (FMS) department. I met Laura Gordon, a JHU alum and a tenacious young agent at ICM, the prior Intersession when I joined the annual LA trip with Professor Linda DeLibero. This one connection led to a brief email correspondence, a flagged application, and finally a successful interview. I had gotten my foot in the door, so to say, thanks to the network cultivated by Hopkins.”

Jakob Pollack, Class of 2020

“I interned in Los Angeles at Beachside Films and Mandeville Films, the latter a job I landed with help from a JHU alumna who was working there at the time. I read script submissions, wrote script coverage, covered desks for the producer’s assistants, and researched potential development material. I particularly enjoyed presenting my notes on scripts during company meetings, as it allowed me to directly participate in the daily workings of a production company.”

Chaconne Martin-Berkowitz, Class of 2017

The intersession networking trip in LA gave me a clear idea of how to navigate a career in entertainment and what practical steps I could take now to one day land my dream job. The connections I made helped me land an internship at Skydance Media working in their digital marketing department. There, I was able to see how companies cultivate relationships with fans firsthand while also utilizing my creative skills in new ways.

Brandt Matthews, Class of 2020

Cierra Gladden

Peter Roth Intern at the Paley Center for Media 

During Summer 2023, I had an amazing opportunity to be a part of the second annual class of Peter Roth Interns at the Paley Center for Media, a program named after the Warner Brothers TV Executive at the former Museum of Radio and Television in Manhattan, New York. With the generosity of the Luke Kelly-Clyne […]

John D’cruz

Belletrist Productions 

My internship at Belletrist Productions allowed me to fully explore the world of development and producing at a hands-on level. Over the course of my senior spring semester, I had the opportunity to identify writers and directors for projects in active development and give notes on everything from revisions to pitches to sizzle reels. Addy […]

Sophia Lin

FilmNation Entertainment 

In the summer after my junior year, I interned at FilmNation Entertainment, a production company based in Los Angeles. I’d always dreamed of working there, as some of the films they had produced (Arrival, The Imitation Game, Mud) were genuinely responsible for getting me into film in the first place. While there, I was able […]