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.
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.
- 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.
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
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
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