Internships are one of the best ways to get a foothold in the industry. A good internship will give you hands-on experience, help you figure out what you want from your career, create a crucial network of contacts, and provide you with tools you need to create the work you're meant to create. Internships can even lead to full-time job offers.
LMU SFTV offers broad industry access and comprehensive support during your entry-level tenure in the workplace. Every year we place hundreds of 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 possess the creativity, maturity, and work ethic that this work demands.
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)!