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TV Entertainment Digital & Design Internships – Academic Year

If you think all the fun only happens in summer, think again! NBCUniversal has expanded our Academic Year Internship Program. As an Academic Year intern, you’ll get immersed in exciting work, experience our unique NBCU culture, and feel the real support and guidance for 2 whole semesters. 


The NBCUniversal Internship Program allows students to unlock their potential by contributing to big projects in meaningful ways that matter. To thrive as an NBCU intern, you are ready to bring your passion for media, entertainment, and technology along with your desire to learn each day. 


In addition to our internships being paid, we will also offer the following for our Academic Year interns: 

Paid time off for mental health, school exams, and personal holidays. 

Robust networking, learning and development opportunities. 

Complimentary Peacock subscription during your internship. 

Free admission to Universal Parks to use during your internship. 

Access to mental health resources including counseling sessions. 

Universal City: 

At our Universal City office interns will have access to the NBCUCommutes program, which offers free Metro fares and discounted Metrolink/Vanpool/Lyft trips. 


Academic Year Recruitment Timeline:   

April 8 – April 26: Applications Open (may close early due to applicant volume)  

Mid April – Late May: First round video interviews   

Early – Mid June: Second round interviews  

Late June – Early July: Selected candidates receive offers  


Academic Year Internship Program: 

Applications Close: April 26th at 11:59pm ET. Pro Tip: Submit your application as soon as possible – applications could close earlier due to applicant volume!  

Program Dates: September 16, 2024 – April 18, 2025 

Time Commitment: 16-24 hours per week. Exact schedule to be determined based on business need. We will do our best to accommodate course schedules. 

Format: Opportunities listed will require an intern to work from Universal City, CA. 

To Apply: 

Submit a one-page resume that outlines your work experience, accomplishments, and your graduation month and year. 

Submit a cover letter that highlights your passion for NBCUniversal, the locations (listed below) you are open to for internships, and your top areas of interest (opportunities listed below). 

Upload a transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) that confirms your status as an actively enrolled student in a degree-granting program. 


The Entertainment Group develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime entertainment programming, including USA, SYFY, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, and Universal Kids. NBC’s quality programs and balanced line-up have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success, including most recently winning the traditional September-to-May season in primetime’s key demo, marking the network’s third win in four years. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.     



Areas of placement may include, but are not limited to:  

Bravo, E! & Events Design: Using an existing keyart, the design intern will use Photoshop to help us to make the 75-200 assets needed for each show as it travels across the nonlinear entertainment space. From streaming apps to marketing opportunities, they will be responsible for consumer-facing layouts as well as help execute assets on our social media feeds  

Bravo Reality Series Creative: Assisting Pre-editors with promo and social video production for our Reality Shows, basic editing skills are desirable for screening our shows, identifying and pulling shots for various video projects, participate in brainstorming sessions for various initiatives as necessary, identify fun social opportunities for our reality shows, participate in pre-production and observe shoot day production for video shoots as needed, attend daily approval and production meetings 

Entertainment Photography: Support West Coast Photo Producers, perform basic photo editing – reviewing photographer unit/episodic coverage for best images, assist with digital photography production process – ingest digital images, renumber, create and apply metadata to files, resize, upload, and distribute to NBCUniversal Media Village, assist NBCU photo archive team with choosing and uploading metadata for older shows (i.e. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson) 

Entertainment Print Design: The print design team conceives and produces imagery, messaging, graphics and experiences for the NBC Entertainment brand, properties, franchises and cross-company initiatives for use across all platforms. Interns will create and design static print materials using a wide variety of media, and collaborate with the Creative Team: Creative Director, Designers, Copy Writers and Production Artists 


Basic Requirements: 

Must be actively enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited institution during the entire duration of the program (September 2024 through April 2025). December 2024 graduates are not eligible for our 2024-2025 Academic Year Program. 

Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits). 

Must be authorized to work in the United States throughout the entire duration of the internship (September 2024 to April 2025) - visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Must be available to work 16-24 hours per week from September 16, 2024 to April 18, 2025. 

Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA. 


Desired Characteristics: 

Students with class standing of junior or above preferred. 

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Interest in typography, branding and layout, publicity and/or marketing preferred. 

Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects), AVID, DAM systems a plus.  

Passion for entertainment and pop culture.  

Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects.   

Highly organized and eager to learn everything photo related.  


The hourly rate for student interns is $17.00. 


To participate in NBCUniversal’s 2024-2025 Academic Year internship program, you must confirm at the time of interview that you will be able to provide US work authorization for the entire duration of the internship. Since the NBCU Academic Year Internship Program spans the traditional “Fall” and “Spring” semesters, please note that you will need to potentially re-apply for CPT work authorization again to ensure you are authorized to work throughout the entirety of the program. 


Please also note that future visa sponsorship at NBCUniversal is rarely available for post-grad employment opportunities. 


NBCUniversal is an E-Verify company, requiring all employees to have an active Social Security number. Any candidate receiving an internship offer must complete I-9 form with Social Security number within 3 days of hire.