Industry Internships and Career Advising

Students - Industry Internships

“The best interns we have hired come from Loyola Marymount University School of Film and TV. Their students are prepared, dedicated and hit the ground running. They consistently go above and beyond, with no attitude – qualities needed to rise to the top in such a competitive industry.” – Roberto Orci, writer/producer.

Internships are one of the best ways to get a foothold in the industry. Because an internship can give you hands-on experience, help you figure out what you want in a career, create a crucial network of contacts, lead to your first job, and provide the tools to create work that informs, enlightens and entertains.

Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television offers exceptionally broad industry access and comprehensive support during your entry-level tenure in the workplace. Every year we place more than 200 students with over 400 partner companies, including 20th Century Fox, The CW, Disney, Nickelodeon, Sony, DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures. These companies seek us out because they know our students are well prepared, professional and demonstrate the maturity and hard-working qualities that LMU fosters.

Because SFTV is small, our career development staff can give you one-on-one attention, from genuinely getting to know you, to helping you determine what you want to do, to locating appropriate positions.

We start with advising, career counseling, workshops and recruiter-info sessions. These will help you identify your real career interests and clarify your long-term goals. You’ll get weekly bulletins listing open positions, and we’ll connect you to opportunities we hear about through our network of industry contacts. When you start applying, we’ll assist you with developing stellar resumes and cover letters, prep you for interviews, and guide you through the process of arranging academic credit.

Even after you start work at companies like NBCUniversal, Viacom, or Lionsgate, we’ll still be here, showing you how to use your internships to make your mark in the industry. We’ll also regularly check-in with you and your employer to ensure that your internship is both meaningful and educational. Beyond that, it’s up to you to work hard and be fantastic (as an SFTV student, you’ll be well prepared for that, too)!