The semester-long internship course is founded on the principles of experiential education and is considered fieldwork in an academic major. Incoming students are closely advised by ELA Internship staff prior to their arrival and may select internships from a database of more than 800 internship listings. Within the first two weeks of the semester, students are required to submit a Learning Agreement and essay based on their internship placement. Requirements for the course also include three mandatory class meetings, weekly journals, and a final project connected to the internship experience. Students may intern at one intern site for 4 or 8 units of credit only.
Required internship hours for FALL and SPRING semesters:
- 4 units of internship credit: 16 hours per week at the intern site
- 8 units of internship credit: 24 - 32 hours per week at the intern site
Required internship hours for SUMMER semester:
- 4 units of internship credit: 24 hours per week at the intern site
- 8 units of internship credit: 36 hours per week at the intern site
Student interns are closely monitored by ELA staff and faculty and are expected to receive a true learning experience at their internships. Opportunities are available in a range of internship positions at a broad spectrum of intern sites, including, but not limited to:
- 20th Century Fox
- Comedy Central
- Focus Features
- HBO Entertainment
- Universal Music Group
- Warner Bros.
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Warner Brothers and NBC are just two of the hundreds of companies where Emerson students have interned over the years.
NBC Studios, Burbank