All students attending classes at The Wofford Denius UTLA Center are required to enroll in an internship course - COM 350 L, RTF 350L, COM 650L, RTF 650L. The internship component of the program provides an ideal opportunity for learning about the entertainment industry in an experiential manner. Most students take the opportunity to explore one or more career interests, and come away with valuable insight into future career paths, a few contacts in their area of interest, and a more nuanced understanding of the field.
Students will gain access to the UTLA Internship Database three months prior to their arrival in LA. If you don't have a CSS user name/password already, you will need to create one (non-UT Comm students will have an ID created for them).
Staff at the Denius Center are available to assist students with their internship search process, but students carry the responsibility of securing an internship. The Denius Center provides information and resources, including an online database of employers. In addition, students receive email updates on industry openings in a wide range of areas, including production, post-production, creative, screenwriting, casting, acting, public relations, advertising, and more.
Students are also encouraged to use the trades (Variety, Deadline, Hollywood Reporter), as well the Hollywood creative directories for specific information on a company (all are available online through university libraries, or through the Communication Career Services office in the Moody College of Communication, CMA 3.102).
In order to receive approval for academic credit, all internships must meet the requirements outlined in the Wofford Denius UTLA Center Internship Agreement. This form is required for each internship a student undertakes in Los Angeles. All students considering the program should consult their academic advisor regarding the internship course and how it might satisfy their degree requirements.
Advertising, Public Relations, and Journalism students: If you plan to participate in the program and wish to register for the internship that counts for your degree requirements (instead of COM350L), you must contact your academic advisor and/or internship coordinator in your department the semester before you plan to attend and follow the application process outlined on the ADV/PR Internship website and Journalism Internship website. COM 350L cannot be substituted for ADV or PR 350 (the required advertising and public relations internship courses) nor the mandatory internship (or Reporting Texas) course required for Journalism students following the 2012-2014 (or later) catalog. These advertising, public relations, and journalism internship courses require important prerequisites, and review and final approval of the internships rests with the department. If you have questions about the process, contact your academic advisor as soon as possible.
Past Internship Sponsors
The following list includes companies where students have interned in the past. Many other opportunities, beyond the ones listed, also exist.
|20th Century Fox
|Bad Hat Harry
||Scott Free Productions
||Heroes and Villians Entertainment
||Special Effects Unlimited
||The Picture Production Company
||Kids At Play
||The Walking Dead
||Los Angeles Magazine
||Luck Media & Marketing
||MGM Studios & Television
||Walt Disney Studios
|Facet Public Relations
||Warner Bros. Music
||Warner Bros. Studios
||New Line Cinema
|FOX Sports Television
|Geek & Sundry