Internships are a great opportunity to build a resume, make vital contacts in the industry, gain experience and get access to decision-makers while you explore your career options. Internships are crucial to your future in the entertainment industry because if you impress your employer during your internship, you have a good chance of being offered a full-time position. Also, many students widen their career network and find mentors and other valuable contacts during an internship that will give their emerging careers a major boost.
Columbia College has strong relationships with quality internship companies that offer a variety of both paid and unpaid internships with studios, production companies, networks and independents. Because CCH employs a practical method of instruction, our students are in demand all across the entertainment industry. We have more than enough quality internship opportunities year-round to fit the needs of all of our students.
Additionally, our film internship program enjoys generous support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which grants the College the funds to provide six to eight Columbia College students annually with the funding to turn their “unpaid” film internships into a paid internship. For many CCH students, the AMPAS film internship grant is their first “Academy Award” in the industry. Columbia College gratefully acknowledges the special support provided by the Academy Foundation.
It’s never too early and never too late to participate in internship opportunities as all students can benefit from the freedom of exploration and the increased marketability that internships provide. Here is a partial list of recent internships our students have obtained: