FMS Internships


Why should I apply?

Internships act as a bridge between the classroom and the professional world. They provide invaluable exposure and insight into film and media through practical experience while helping you build a network of professional contacts.

Where can I go?

Anywhere! Our students have worked with companies in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Kansas City, and more. You can go big with large corporations like Sony Entertainment or join a local business like Rockhaven Films in Lawrence.

What do I learn?

You can gain experience in a wide variety of areas, such as script coverage, visual effects, sports media production, non-profit communication, and many others.

When do I take an internship?

Internships are typically taken before your senior year, but some students begin as early as the summer between sophomore and junior years. You get to decide when you’re ready for the opportunity.

How do I apply?

Contact the Internship Coordinator (see below) to receive credit hours for your internship.

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Out-of-state Internship Scholarships

Out of state internships are usually offered in the summer months. Watch your email during the Spring semester for application details and deadlines.

Internship Guidelines

  • To earn internship credit hours, you must be an FMS major with at least seven hours of credit in the department.
  • Earn up to six hours of internship credit, which will apply towards elective hours in the department, CLAS hours, and Junior/Senior hours. No more than six hours may be applied to the B.A. or B.G.S. degrees.
  • Each credit hour is equal to fifty hours of work. A typical Summer internship would total around 150 hours of work or three credits.
  • You may enroll for internship credit concurrently with the experience (i.e., enrolling for Summer credit while doing a Summer internship) or up to one year after the experience has been completed.
  • All internship experiences must be approved by the Internship Coordinator.

Internship Coordinator

David Mai
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of the Arts, Film & Media Studies
(he/him/his)


Previous Internships for FMS students:

Out of State

Alyson Horn Casting    Los Angeles, CA

American Youth Symphony Productions    New York City, NY

Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena    Atlanta, GA

Australian Baseball League (ABL)    Sydney, Australia

Blue Cat Screen Play    Los Angeles, CA

Bluegrass Films    Universal City, CA

Donner Company    Los Angeles, CA

EideCom Creative Agency    Brooklyn Park, MN

Endgame Entertainment    Beverly Hills, CA

Experiment Media    Los Angeles, CA

Gosh! TV on The Lot    Los Angeles, CA

High Noon Entertainment    Los Angeles, CA

Interloper Films    Pasadena, CA

Kickstart Entertainment    Santa Monica, CA

Lawrence Bender Productions    Beverly Hills, CA

Luminous Being    Los Angeles, CA

Montecito Picture Company    Los Angeles, CA

Moss Garden Productions    Madison, WI & Brooklyn, NY

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences    North Hollywood, CA

National Geographic Films    Washington, D.C.

NFL Films    Mount Laurel, NJ

Pro Music Records    Los Angeles, CA

Smithsonian    Washington, D.C.

Sony Animation    Culver City, CA

Univision Communications Incorporated    Los Angeles, CA

Kansas

Free State Festival    Lawrence, KS

Gizmo Pictures    Topeka, KS

Herizon Productions    Overland Park, KS

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission    Topeka, KS

KU Marketing Communications (in the Office of Public Affairs at KU)    Lawrence, KS

KU Media Productions    Lawrence, KS

KU MediaMix (KJHK)    Lawrence, KS

KU Information Technology - Media Production Studio    Lawrence, KS

Lawrence Arts Center    Lawrence, KS

Lied Center    Lawrence, KS

Rockhaven Films    Lawrence, KS

Through A Glass Productions    Lawrence, KS

United States Tennis Association - Missouri Valley    Prairie Village, KS

Missouri

Allied Integrated Marketing    Kansas City, MO

Ariel Media    Kansas City, MO

Branit FX    Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Chiefs Football Club    Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Film Office    Kansas City, MO

Liquid 9    Kansas City, MO & Chicago, IL

Outpost Worldwide    Kansas City

St. Louis Cardinals    St. Louis, MO

Take Two Productions    Kansas City, MO

USSSA Midwest Media    Kansas City, MO

Wide Awake Films    Kansas City, MO

Wright/Laird Casting    Kansas City, MO