The application period for Summer 2014 is now closed. Applicants will be notified of their status via email in early May.


  • Applicants must be qualified full-time students pursuing a bachelor or graduate degree at a college or university within the United States.

    Students transferring from a community college to a four-year institution by September 2014 may also apply.

    Students participating in specialized two-year programs should contact the Foundation to determine eligibility.

  • Non-US citizens must provide an INS work authorization permit or CPT letter within 10 days after notification of winner status in order to qualify as a Television Academy Foundation intern. For details, check with your college or university. In order to be paid, you must have a U.S. Social Security number prior to the start of your internship.
  • Students who have completed college or graduate school prior to December 31, 2013 are not eligible.
  • Students who are graduating between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014 are  eligible to apply in certain categories only (See category list). If you are a graduating undergraduate senior returning to graduate school in the Fall, you must provide a letter of acceptance upon notification of finalist status.
  • All winners will be subject to a background check prior to final placement.
  • All positions are full-time (paid) for 8 weeks.
  • Most, but not all, internships start in late June or mid July. Once you are notified as a winner, you and your host will determine your exact start date. The Episodic Series, TV Directing/Multi-Cam and Live Event Production categories usually start in late July to early August. All internships end eight weeks after the start date.
  • The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation pays a stipend of approximately $4,000 to each intern, which will be allocated every two weeks. Applicable payroll deductions are made from payments.
  • Interns are responsible for their own housing, transportation, and living expenses.
  • All Television Academy Foundation internships are located in the Los Angeles area.

The Foundation reserves the right to refuse placement in any category at any time.

Selection Process

Television Academy members will select finalists for each internship at the end of April. All finalists will then be asked to submit a video interview in response to questions posed in the notice of final candidacy. Most winners will be notified in late-May into mid-June, based on the host companies’ production schedules.

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