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Film and Media Studies Internships

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At ASU, we believe the best way to prepare students for future work in the highly competitive field of film and media is to give them the critical capacity to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the entertainment industry. Ultimately, we believe that students must integrate theory and practice to build a solid foundation for future success in the media They must go beyond the classroom and engage with the industry. The Film and Media Studies Internship Program provides that opportunity, placing students in the creative, financial, organizational, and legal branches of the media industries to gain invaluable hands-on experience.

Film and Media Studies offers internships in Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York, and beyond to connect students with mentors in film, television, and interactive media. Students can develop their talents and skills in the areas of production, development, marketing, editorial, research, exhibition, casting, and technology across the fields of entertainment, news, advertising, and sports.

If you are a student with further questions or a company looking for interns, please contact Dr. Kevin Sandler, Director of Internships, at Kevin.Sandler@asu.edu.

Also consult ASU Career Services to learn more about internships.

Many kinds of internships are available for students. For most of them, students are responsible for setting up the internships themselves with the company. They then must get approval from the Director of Internships in Film and Media Studies. Other internships are set up exclusively for Film and Media Studies students by the Director of Internships. For these competitive "targeted" internships, students apply for them and a committee of faculty selects the recipient.

To apply for these "targeted" internships, students must:

  1. be a junior or senior
  2. have completed the core requirements of Film and Media Studies degree
  3. have a minimum 3.0 GPA in FMS courses and a 2.5 GPA overall

Only "targeted" internships have these stipulations. Students of any year with any grade point can get approval for all other internships.

Internships are restricted to FMS majors except when noted. Exceptions to the above requirements are available under appeal or at the discretion of the Director of Internships.

To receive credit for an internship, students must:

  1. schedule a meeting with the Director of Internships with a completed Internship Application Form in hand
  2. fill out a Consent to the Release of Information Form
  3. complete a signed Internship Contract Form with supervisor signature
  4. submit reports every two weeks during the internship to the Director of Internships
  5. have their internship supervisor fill out the Internship Evaluation Form and write a detailed letter of evaluation

Forms

fms-internship-application.doc

fms-consent.doc

fms-internship-contract.doc

fms-asu-internship-evaluation.doc

enrollment-request.doc

Targeted Internships 

General Internships

FALL 2012

  • Zucker Productions: Jillian Nusbaum is a production intern for this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • Barclay Communications: Eric Forthun is a public relations and publicity intern for this PR company in Phoenix.
  • Scottsdale International Film Festival: Ryan Kaupe is a technology intern for this festival in Scottsdale.
  • Ryan Seacrest Productions: Alexander Kirk is a digital production intern for this multimedia company in Los Angeles.
  • Universal Pictures: Christiana Challoner is a campus intern for this motion picture studio in Tempe.
  • Allied Integrated Advertising: Holly Vandevoorde is a public relations and publicity intern for this film marketing company in Phoenix.
  • Eureka Productions: Cory Charlton is the assistant to the producer of this Phoenix-based company shooting a documentary entitled Recycled Orchestra.
  • Cunningham & Maybach Films: Brian Mercer is a development intern for this production company in Los Angeles.
  • Trilogy Entertainment Group: Christiana Challoner is a screenwriting intern for this production company in Los Angeles.
     

SUMMER 2012

  • Howard Stern on Demand: Stephanie Petruso was a production intern for this host’s on-demand television service in New York City.
  • Scott Free Productions: Danielle Sabo was a production intern for Ridley Scott’s company in Los Angeles.
  • Allied Integrated Advertising: Rachel Murray was a public relations and publicity intern for this film marketing company in Phoenix.
  • Indian Paintbrush Productions: Adam Galen was a development intern at this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • PMK*BMC: Zach Greenwald was a brand marketing intern at this marketing company in Los Angeles.
  • Zucker Productions: Xavier Stiles was a production intern for this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • New Edge Entertainment: Nicole Swanigan was a production assistant working on the documentary 100 Airplanes North of 60 shooting in Richmond, British Columbia.
  • Horizon Scripted Television: Jordan Mahoney was a production assistant in the art department for the series A&E series Longmire in New Mexico.
  • SiriusXM Radio: Michael Brilliant was a production assistant for Maxim Radio’s Covino and Rich Show in New York City.

Spring 2012

  • PTS Multimedia: Megan Provence was a production intern for this multimedia company in Tempe.
  • Barclay Communications: Megan Mattox and Jessica Vangaalen were public relations and publicity interns for this PR company in Phoenix.
  • Scottsdale International Film Festival: Robert Cohen was a research intern and Ryan Kaupe is a technology intern for this festival in Scottsdale.
  • Country Music Television: Aaron Brick was a production intern for this cable network in Nashville.
  • Phoenix Film Festival: Humberto Alcantar and Eric Forthun were administrative interns for this festival in Phoenix.
  • Tucson High School: Phillip Elkins was a live theater intern for this high school in Tucson.
  • Allied Integrated Advertising: Jessica Lavine, Holly Vandevoorde, and Hilary Eastman were public relations and publicity interns for this film marketing company in Phoenix.
  • Planned Parenthood Arizona: Ceciley Villegas was a communications and marketing intern for this organization in Phoenix.
  • ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Luis Chavez was a multimedia production intern at Visualization Lab in the School of Life Sciences at ASU in Tempe.
  • Sundance Film Festival: Della Anderson, Amber Wojcek, Adriana DiMatteo, Michael Bennett, Clayton Porter, Andrew Jeffreys, Patrick Carroll, and John Haynes were theater management interns at this festival in Utah.
  • On-Site Video: Eric Everts was a post-production intern at this video production company in Tempe.
  • Full Speed Marketing: Christopher Liguori and Cory Charlton were social media interns at this company in Tempe.
  • Universal Pictures: Adam Gottleib was a campus intern for this motion picture studio in Tempe.
  • Appian Way Productions: Peter Neil was a production intern for this production company in Los Angeles.

Fall 2011

  • Bunim-Murray Productions: Jared Gray was a production intern for this company in Los Angeles.
  • Starz/Anchor Bay: Nicola Malcolm was an archives assistant for this production and distribution company in Los Angeles.
  • Universal Pictures: Adam Gottleib was a campus intern for this motion picture studio in Tempe.
  • Allied Integrated Advertising: Jessica Lavine and Hilary Eastman were public relations and publicity interns for this film marketing company in Phoenix.
  • New Times: Edward Roundy was a photography intern at this weekly alternative newspaper in Phoenix.
  • Zucker Productions: Della Anderson was a production intern for this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Sara Miller was a production intern for this CBS late-night talk show in Los Angeles.
  • ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Robert Cohen and Luis Chavez were multimedia production interns at the Dean’s office in Tempe.
  • AZ-TV: Matt Warzynski was a production intern for this television station in Phoenix.
  • Barclay Communications: Megan Mattox and Jessica Vangaalen were public relations and publicity interns for this PR company in Phoenix.
  • Downtown Tempe Community: Samantha Sidoti was a marketing intern for the Mill Avenue District in Tempe.
  • Man-Test: Eric Psihoules and Clayton Porter were camera operators for this reality show shooting in Phoenix.
  • Lucky Break: Ryan Hernandez was a production assistant for this singing competition reality television show shooting in Scottsdale.

Summer 2011

  • Indian Paintbrush Productions: Devin Berko and Andy Jeffreys were development interns at this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • The Collective: Nicola Malcolm was a talent intern at this entertainment management, media and content production company in Los Angeles.
  • KTLA 5: Kevin Hardy was a production assistant in the sports department at this television station in Los Angeles.
  • The Daily Show: Clayton Porter was a production assistant on this Comedy Central television show in New York City.
  • Flower Films: Emily Hammerslag was a development intern for Drew Barrymore’s production company in Los Angeles.
  • Zucker Productions: John Haynes was a production intern for this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • Starz/Anchor Bay: Nicola Malcolm was an intern in the acquisitions department of Anchor Bay Films in Los Angeles.
  • Marvel Studios: Allison Miller was a production intern for this company in Los Angeles.
  • International Creative Management: Justin Orsini was an intern at this talent agency in Beverly Hills.
  • Science and Entertainment Exchange: Brian Torwelle was an intern at this program of the National Academy of Sciences in Los Angeles.
  • Miramax: Andy Jeffreys was a development intern for this production company and distributor in Los Angeles.
  • Fyresite: Alex Kay was a digital media intern for this web development company in Phoenix.
  • Lori Wyman Casting: Elizabeth Eklund was a casting intern for this company in Miami.
  • Allied Integrated Advertising: Kati Long was a public relations and publicity intern for this PR company in Phoenix.

Spring 2011

  • ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Christina Cooper and Luiza Almeida were multimedia production interns at the Dean’s office in Tempe.
  • Zucker Productions: Allison Miller and Trent Petroff were development and production interns for this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • Trilogy Entertainment Group: Jillian Nusbaum was a screenwriting intern for this production company in Los Angeles.
  • Allied Integrated Advertising: Whitney Holtzman and Jessica Lavine were public relations and publicity interns for this film marketing company in Phoenix.
  • Universal Pictures: Spencer Crawford was a campus intern for this motion picture studio in Tempe.
  • Oprah Winfrey Network: Clayton Porter and Eric Psihoules were production interns on the network’s show Carson Nation shooting in Scottsdale.
  • Mandate Pictures: Nicola Malcolm was a development intern for this production company in Los Angeles.
  • National Geographic Channel: Nick Exposito was a production intern on the network’s show Locked Up Abroad shooting in Phoenix.
  • iO West Theater: Justin Vizcaino was a social networking intern for his improv theater in Los Angeles.
  • Abbot Management: Nathan Fitzgerald was a screenwriting intern for this script agency in Los Angeles.
  • Phoenix Film Festival: Joseph Palomino was an administrative intern for this festival in Phoenix.
  • Scottsdale International Film Festival: Amber Wojcek was an administrative intern for this festival in Scottsdale.
  • Center for Film, Media, and Popular Culture: Cameron Lincoln was an office intern for this center at ASU.
  • KTVK: Phillip Pipkins was a production intern at this television station in Phoenix.
  • AZTV: Keane Capello was a production intern at this television station in Phoenix.

Fall 2010 

  • Phoenix Art Museum: Ernest Quiroz is a film curating intern for this museum in Phoenix.
  • NBC Universal Television Distribution: Joshua Burger is a marketing and promotions intern for this company in Los Angeles.
  • Focus Features: Tesha Crawford is a development intern for this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • EventPro Strategies: Brian Torwelle is a talent relations intern for this marketing company in Scottsdale.
  • Allied Integrated Advertising: Jaime Bolker is a public relations and publicity intern for this PR company in Phoenix.
  • Barclay Communications: Jillian Nusbaum is a public relations and publicity intern for this PR company in Phoenix.
  • Arizona Popular Culture Museum and Music Archive: Erica Long is a curating intern at this museum in Phoenix.
  • Trilogy Entertainment Group: Elizabeth Eklund is a screenwriting intern at this production company in Los Angeles.
  • KMLE Country 108: Jessica Lavine is a production intern for The Tim and Willy Show on this radio station in Phoenix.
  • ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Christopher Coco and Christina Cooper are multimedia production interns at the Dean's office in Tempe.
  • The Young Agency: Jaclyn Passaro is a social networking intern at this modeling and talent agency in Phoenix. 
  • ClearChannel: Mitch Reisler is a music promotions interns for this company in Phoenix.
  • Arkayne: Trevor Spinks is a social media intern for this online technology company in Scottsdale.
  • Universal Music Group: Richard Aquilina is a marketing intern with Def Jam in Los Angeles.
  • Telemundo: Marlette Espinoza is a production intern for this broadcast television channel in Phoenix.
  • Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State Sun Devils Football: Ray Vassallo is a videographer for these sports teams in Phoenix.
  • Universal Pictures: Spencer Crawford is a campus intern for this motion picture studio in Tempe.
  • Phoenix Film Festival: Allison Miller is an administrative intern for this festival in Phoenix.

Summer 2010 

  • Zucker Productions: Patrick Carroll is a script intern for this film production company in Los Angeles.
  • Fox Broadcasting Company: Emily Hammerslag is an intern for the Standards and Practices department at this broadcasting network in Los Angeles.
  • Sony Pictures Studios: Ryan Thomas is a production intern for this international production company in Los Angeles.
  • Exporting Raymond: Alex Kay and Brian Torwelle are social networking interns for this Sony Pictures documentary on the Russian version of Everybody Loves Raymond.
  • IGN Interactive: Jason Lieberman is a writing intern for this internet entertainment company in Los Angeles.
  • News 12 Long Island: Brooke Abbatantuono is a production intern for this cable station in New York.
  • The Walking Dead: Austin Zirk is a screenwriting intern for this zombie series on the AMC cable network.
  • Cannes Film Festival: Cassie Hall and Kelsey Norten were festival interns for the American Pavilion in France.
  • Fanlala: Karly Hall is a social networking intern for this online teen community site in Los Angeles.
  • Sirensong Entertainment: Bianca Tuma is an online marketing intern for this production and talent management company in New York City.
  • Fox Sports Arizona: Richard Bonet is a production intern at this cable network in Phoenix.
  • Panda Studios: Dylan Park-Pettiford is a production intern for this audio/music recording and mixing studio in San Francisco.
  • LoganWolf Entertainment: Connor Sheetz is a production intern for this production company in Los Angeles.
  • Pro-Dynamix: Chris Coco is a social networking intern for this sports video and athlete marketing company in New Jersey.
  • Picture Head: Adam Gottleib is an intern at this post-production facility in Los Angeles.
  • Fern Champion Casting: Steven Jacobs is an intern at this casting company in Los Angeles.
  • Arizona Popular Culture Museum and Music Archive: Erica Long is a curating intern at this museum in Phoenix.

Spring 2010 

  • Institute for Humanities Research: Devin Berko is directing a film on humanities and sustainability for this institute at ASU.
  • Everything Must Go: Ryan Thill, Emily Hammerslag, and Freddy Piñon are art department interns for this feature film shot in Phoenix.
  • Johnjay and Rich, Clear Channel: Alexander Kirk is a social media-marketing intern for this radio show in Phoenix.
  • Jeff Ritter Golf: Eric Psihoules is a production intern on a golf iPhone application for this company in Tempe.
  • Fox Sports Arizona: Richard Bonet is a production intern at Fox Sports Arizona for this regional sports television network in Phoenix.
  • Ford/Robert Black Agency: Rachael Beck is a production intern for this modeling agency in Phoenix.
  • Moviework Now Casting: Rachael Beck is a casting intern at this company in Phoenix.
  • Days of Our Lives: Amanda Valentin is a writer's office intern and production office intern for this NBC soap opera in Los Angeles.
  • Phoenix Film Festival: Andrew Buckholz, Freddy Piñon and Marquis Simmons are administrative interns for this festival in Phoenix.
  • EventPro Strategies: Todd Monchilov is a talent relations intern at this international company in Scottsdale.
  • Lionsgate Television: Eliza Swift is a development and current programming intern for this production company in Los Angeles.
  • MDR Entertainment: Christopher Lewis is a marketing intern for this film and television production company in Scottsdale.
  • MTV: Richard Aquilina is an office intern at this cable network in New York.
  • Scottsdale International Film Festival: Abby Vester and Bianca Tuma are advertising interns, and Ernest Quiroz is a programming intern, and Brian Torwelle is an office assistant for this festival in Scottsdale.
  • Center for Film, Media, and Popular Culture: Tedd Roundy is an office intern for this center at ASU.

Fall 2009 

  • ASU Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture: Tedd Roundy and Michael Grill assisted as office interns at this Center in Tempe.
  • Bunim Murray Productions: Elyse Betcher served in LA as a production intern for this company.
  • Nettwerk Music Group: Donny Hudson served as a film and TV intern in Los Angeles for this worldwide organization.
  • KPHO CBS 5: Zachary Roberts served as a news production intern for this local affiliate in Phoenix.
  • KNXV ABC 15: James Bastian assisted this local affiliate in Phoenix as a production intern.
  • Crash/Driven Music: Matt Nawara served as an office and marketing intern for this music company in Phoenix.
  • MDR Entertainment: Christopher Coco and Christopher Lewis served as marketing interns for this film and television production company in Scottsdale.
  • Scottsdale International Film Festival: Vanessa Maxwell assisted this festival as a video technology projection intern.
  • Center for Film, Media, and Popular Culture: Tedd Roundy and Michael Grill served as office interns for this center at ASU.
  • EventPro Strategies: John Jahier was a talent relations intern at this international company in Scottsdale.
  • Epix: Eliza Swift assisted Epix, a new premium cable network in Los Angeles, as a development intern.
  • International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival: Ernie Quiroz served as a programming intern at this festival in Phoenix.

Summer 2009

  • Fox Broadcasting Company. Nicholas Angulo interned at the Standards and Practices department and served as a production assistant for Kitchen Nightmares in Los Angeles.
  • Fox Reality Channel. Meghan Evans served as a marketing and on-air promotions intern at this cable network in Los Angeles.
  • Telemundo. Martin Munoz served as a production intern for this broadcast network in Los Angeles.
  • Ridley Scott Associates. Miki Palich served as an office intern at this production company in Los Angeles.
  • Sandbox Studio. David Seavey served as a production and post-production intern for this creative photography studio in New York City.
  • World of Wonder Productions. Zachary Roberts served as an office intern and production intern on reality shows for this production company in Los Angeles.
  • Peach Plum Pear. Colby Crites assisted this company as a production intern for the film Peach Plum Pear.
  • Arts Engine Inc. /Big Mouth Films. Jeremy Rabin served as an editing room assistant for this independent media company in New York City.

Spring 2009

  • Sony Pictures and Lifetime Entertainment. Nicholas Angulo, Andrew Langdal, and Kyle Grossinger served as production and office assistants on the Lifetime television movie Maneater shooting in Scottsdale.
  • National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Annual Market and Conference. Meghan Evans and Freddy Piñon interned at the world's largest television markets in Las Vegas. 
  • Gaia Productions. Nicholas Rogers and Whitney Glenn served as a production assistant on the feature film Gaia that shot in North Phoenix.
  • Copper Post Digital. Nissania Trujillo served as a video editing intern for this commercial production company in Phoenix.
  • Fox Sports Arizona. Cristin Combs served as a production intern for this regional sports television network in Phoenix.
  • Phoenix Film Festival. Michael Grill, Todd Monchilov, and Ellen Eichelberger were administrative interns and Ernest Quiroz was a programming intern.
  • Movin' 97.5 FM. Jaclyn Passaro served as a promotions intern at this Phoenix hip-hop radio station.
  • EventPro Strategies. Meghan Evans was a social networking and digital PR/marketing intern at this international company with an office in Scottsdale.

Videos of two FMS Internship nights and student testimonials