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TV Entertainment Decision Sciences 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 be fully virtual. 

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: 

Audience Growth & Acquisition: Assist in ad hoc data requests from various stakeholders including product, editorial, and social, perform various analyses related to site traffic and content consumption, create dashboards and slide decks to summarize findings from relevant analyses 

Broadcast Entertainment Research: The NBCE Cross-Platform Insights & Analytics team acts as the main source of data and information on all things broadcast entertainment, providing program performance tracking, forecasting, business and brand strategy, portfolio optimization, and all forms of research-based guidance. Interns will have the opportunity to create custom reports, analyze linear and digital reporting and dashboards, share relevant insights with stakeholders, work with linear and Peacock / streaming data, use multiple research platforms and dashboards including Nielsen and NBCU proprietary research tools, assist in daily & weekly reporting, including report creation and publication, sharing ad-hoc insights, and creating insights and visuals, and more 

Programming Research: Work on multiplatform ratings research across NBCU cable entertainment networks (Bravo, E!, Oxygen, USA, SYFY, and Universal Kids) along with the streaming landscape, use various Nielsen ratings and audience measurement tools, along with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint on a daily basis, pitch in on ad hoc requests and ongoing long-term brand strategy projects, participate in and observe various meetings, both within our department and with clients, and more 


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 working from a location within a U.S. state during all hours worked. 

Desired Characteristics: 

Students with class standing of junior or above preferred. 

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Affinity for numbers & large data sets.  

Knowledge of TV Ratings, Nielsen, or data visualization tools like Tableau preferred.  

Self-starter with a true love of television and a keen interest in learning about the business. 

Awareness and interest in current entertainment across linear and streaming.  

Detail oriented and enthusiasm to learn! 


The hourly rate for undergraduate student interns is $30.00. 

The hourly rate for graduate student interns is $35.00. 



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.