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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. 

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 New York, NY.  

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:  

E! & Events Creative: This internship will work directly with the creative marketing team developing campaigns from start to finish around E! original scripted / unscripted shows, movies and the overall E! brand. Please Note: This team does not work directly on E! News or Red Carpet events 

Entertainment Photography: Support East Coast Photo Producers and Post-Production Manager, perform basic photo editing – reviewing photographer unit/episodic coverage and gallery for best images, assist w/post-production process – sort selects from wide edits and caption talent in all photos, sort full photo content into BTS, PULLAWAYS and PLATES folders, perform photo requests for specific search parameters, and work any in-person events, running cards from photographers to editors 

Late Night Digital Design: Most often developing premium quality original artwork and marketing designs using Photoshop and Illustrator, to be used on multiple different platforms (including, but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, and, occasionally developing motion graphics pieces (intro/titles, lower thirds, transitions, subtitles, animated typography, etc), communicate and present design concepts, deliver engaging and high-quality creative assets for all digital platforms, develop strong relationships with our Design, User Experience, Creative, Marketing and Project Teams to ensure quality deliverables, budgets, and timelines are met, establish and maintain digital brand style guide parameters for assigned series 

Marketing Cable Creative & Production: The Marketing Cable Creative & Production team supports design projects for all 6-cable entertainment brands: USA, SYFY, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, and Universal Kids. Design projects range from static key art to motion graphics for promo packages. This team also supports the design and art direction for marketing event and custom activation for show launches. This is an opportunity to gain hands on experience as well as learn how a creative & design group operate within NBCUniversal entertainment brand 

Oxygen & SYFY Creative: Assist in the long-term process of the end-to-end process of consumer facing key arts, network branding, media buys and internal communications, day-to-day responsibilities will often include resizing existing approved artwork in photoshop to meet the needs of detailed specs, templates and varied criteria. Other duties may include working with After Effects toolkits to render out high quality deliverables 

Oxygen & SYFY Scripted Creative: Our team is part of the creative and production group focusing on SYFY/Oxygen + Scripted Programming across the cable entertainment family. It is our team’s responsibility to develop, oversee, and execute the creative marketing campaigns for various show launches and brand initiatives. Our intern is a big part of this process and will contribute every day to the deliverables and campaign executions in varying ways including editing promos, behind the scenes vignettes, and/or social content for ongoing show campaigns and brands, assisting our team’s production coordinator and production assistant with daily support and needs consisting of administrative work to media management, contributing to copy needs for promos, scripts, and other various needs 

USA & Universal Kids Design: Contribute to the initial design process of new show creative, including brainstorms, mood boards, typography exploration, logo design, motion graphics and more with the potential of their contributions being selected for the campaign, ideate and execute designs for our social media feeds, use Photoshop and After Effects to help us to execute a full spectrum of digital assets needed for each show as it travels across the online marketplace 


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 New York, NY. 


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. 

Experience with vector manipulation, photo editing, Photoshop manipulation, animation, video editing, and typography layout. 

Strong working knowledge of social platforms: Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and Instagram.  

Core understanding of designing for Mobile, Social and emerging digital platforms required (which could include app design, EST work, web design, VR, etc). 

Potential majors include Motion, Visual or Interactive Design. 

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.