Student Internships

Information & Application

A. What is a student internship?

An internship is an opportunity for New Jersey college students to gain valuable exposure to the world of professional film and television production. The internship program is sponsored by the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, a state agency within the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission.

B. Who is eligible for an internship?

Students presently enrolled in media programs at New Jersey public and private colleges and universities.

C. What kinds of internships are available?

There are two kinds of student internships:

1. An internship at the Executive Office of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. This internship can be either full-time or part-time during the fall, spring or summer semesters, depending on the needs and availability of the student. The duties consist of general office work, assistance in filling specific production requests, location researching and scouting. Interns assigned to the Executive Office are given preference for short-term location assignments with a film or television company.

2. Short-term location assignments with film or television production companies. These internships occur regularly, but with little prior notice. Their length and nature will vary according to the needs of the producer and the availability of the student. The work can consist of (but is not limited to) site surveys, liaison with the Commission office, general assistance, etc.

D. Does the intern receive a salary or other financial compensation?

At this time the Commission internship is unsalaried, although job-related expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

E. How many credits can I receive for an internship?

There is no set number of credits attached to an internship. Credits to be granted will be determined by the college in which you are enrolled and should be arranged by the faculty liaison for your institution.

F. May I take other courses while assigned to an internship?

Additional course work will depend upon the amount of time occupied by the internship, the hours at which the courses are scheduled and/or the flexibility of the internship schedule, the location, etc. Any additional courses should be arranged so that they do not interfere with the internship.

G. How do I apply for an internship?

Print out the application form and send it along with a brief resume and any letters of recommendation from college faculty, or current or previous employers, to:

David W. Schoner Jr.
Production Coordinator
NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission
P.O. Box 47023
Newark, New Jersey
07101.