Internships

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, visit Handshake, or explore the additional internship opportunities on this Google doc. If you have or know of an internship you would like to have posted, please email mcapello@jhu.edu.

Student Internship Stories

“My internship for Susan Shopmaker Casting was one of the most informative and enjoyable experiences of my professional career.”

Gabriel Gaston, Class of 2018

“I learned to trust my instincts when it comes to interviewing people and to be confident in my abilities.”

Melissa Jordano, Class of 2014

“My experience at Wide Angle has been life changing for me. I’ve learned valuable production skills. And most importantly, I’ve learned how to be a teacher and work with youth.”

Malcolm Douglas, Class of 2014

Brandt Matthews

Internship: Skydance Media

Current Job:  Bohemia Group

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. Meeting with alumni and industry professionals from a variety of backgrounds showcased the many different ways a degree from JHU can […]

Chaconne Martin-Berkowitz

Internship: Beachside Films and Mandeville Films

The summer before my senior year, 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 […]

Giovanna Molina

Internship: LA trip participant

I joined the Hopkins LA trip during my junior year. It was a great opportunity to both get a sense of the city and hear advice from key industry leaders. The trip excelled at showing students a range of work environments and paths within the film industry. I appreciated the trip’s focus on engaging with […]

Jakob Pollack

Internship ICM

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 […]

Vanessa Richards

Internship: Studio North

Studio North, Johns Hopkins University’s student-run production company, provides a wide range of opportunities for students to gain hands-on production experience throughout the school year and beyond. Throughout my time as an undergrad, I grew my network as well as my skill set by working on Studio North-funded student projects. It is an excellent way […]

Zach Byrd

Internship: Plan B Entertainment

Even though I always knew I wanted to make film and television one day, I honestly had no idea how I would go about doing that. Actually, I still didn’t believe that I would somehow see my path unfold before me when I was accepted into the Hopkins Film trip to LA. How wrong I […]