For Students Seeking Internships

Program Guidelines

1. Only current Harvard undergraduate/graduate students may apply to HSIP internships. Please refrain from forwarding the listings to friends who are not current students at Harvard.

2. All application materials sent through Harvardwood will be reviewed by HSIP directors to ensure compliance.

3. Applicants must have a Harvardwood Full Membership to access the listings below and apply. Positions may be filled on a first come first serve basis, so we encourage students and companies to submit their materials as early as possible. (The priority submission date for students is March 19, 2023. Preference will be given to students who apply before then.)

4. Applicants may apply to an unlimited number of HSIP applications.

5. Internship Credit - Some employers may require that students receive course credit to be eligible for the internship they offer.  Please see here for more information about Harvard College’s policy:  Many community colleges also offer Independent Study courses (for example, Santa Monica College in Los Angeles). 

Students often ask about opportunities to work in physical production (i.e., "on-set") or in the offices for particular TV shows or films. These opportunities usually come up on short notice and are therefore difficult to include in the context of a planned internship program. However, if you wish to pursue an opportunity in this area, we would encourage you to take the initiative to contact and/or submit cover letters and resumes directly to the projects in which you are interested. You can find out what projects are in pre-production or production through various industry resources: Production Weekly publishes weekly reports of films/shows in production; DeadlineVariety, and The Hollywood Reporter (aka "The Trades") are vital for staying up to date with industry news.


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Attending the events organized by HSIP has been one of the highlights of my summer internship experience. They are a fantastic way to meet and learn from new people, and offer an invaluable opportunity for exposure to countless unique sides of the entertainment industry. Only halfway through my internship I have already had the chance to talk with people throughout the business from both Harvard and beyond whose passion, work, and missions equally inspire and motivate me. I look forward to growing these relationships and continuing to make new ones for the rest of my time with the Harvardwood Program. Extra special thanks to Marie Kim for making it all come together!

- Max Moulton AB '18, HSIP 2017

DISCLAIMER: Please note that each state has different labor laws regarding internships; it is the responsibility of the participating companies and the individual interns to inform themselves and ensure that the relevant labor laws are not being violated. Harvardwood disclaims any and all legal responsibility in these matters.

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