Internships for Undergraduates | Summer 2019

Emjag | New York
Emjag, which has a deal with New Regency and Bron, It's an intensive production environment with a tremendous amount of reading: scripts, articles and books, and writing a synopsis and giving recommendations on material that's read. We will be in production on several TV and Film projects during the year which interns will have exposure to. Interns will be shadowing two producers as well as their Creative Executive and learning every step of the development, pre-production, production, and post-production process.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Emjag. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Gathr Films | Los Angeles
Gathr Films (and its sister 501c3 The Gathr Foundation) is an independent film distributor, ticketing/data company and tech platform that pioneered Theatrical on Demand® a bottom-up model for crowd-sourcing for cinema events that provides 'tribal' films an opportunity to galvanize their decentralized audience, nationwide. Having entered the gig economy recently with its GathrPay™ product that lets anyone make money for themselves or their organizations by captaining screening events in their local cinemas, Gathr Films is growing at a rapid pace and needs bright young talent with a thirst for knowledge, innovation and experience. As an intern, you will learn the ins and outs of theatrical acquisition, distribution, outreach and exhibition for documentary and feature films while helping shape decisions at the most disruptive company on the theatrical distribution landscape. Gathr's films live at the inflection point of cinema and impact. Gathr's model pushes the inflection point of distribution and innovation. You will work with and report directly to the company's founder and CEO, playing a critical role in areas of research and analysis that will help to shape the company's decision-making.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Gathr Films. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Gersh Agency | Los Angeles & New York
The Gersh Agency has become one of the country’s leading talent and literary agencies that boasts some of the world’s finest talents including: Kristen Stewart, Sam Rockwell, John Goodman, Elizabeth Olsen, Dave Chappelle and Jeffrey Tambor. With over 175 employees and offices in Beverly Hills and New York, Gersh maintains eleven full-service departments: Talent, Feature Literary, TV Literary, Film Finance, Books, Comedy, Theatre, Production, Alternative/ Digital Packaging, Commercial Production and Commercial Endorsements. Interns at Gersh will gain hands-on experience in the inner workings of a high-level, full-service agency. The internship is designed to prepare interns to enter the entertainment industry workforce and is focused on teaching script coverage and analysis, film awareness, and the general operations of the agency. Interns are also given the opportunity to shadow Assistants throughout the company and observe the day-to-day activities of the Agents. Interns typically work 2-3 days a week and positions are available in the Beverly Hills and New York offices.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with the Gersh Agency. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Grandview Automatik | Los Angeles
Grandview Automatik is a fast-paced film management/production company where interns will be able to sink their teeth into the day-to-day operations. Opportunities include but are not limited to: reading scripts/ books/ graphic novels, writing coverage, shadowing assistants and more. They will be trained on industry essential skills and will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from the team and our executives. It's a close-knit office, so we need team players who are positive, reliable and excited to learn!

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Grandview/Automatik. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Instinct / CBS | New York
Serve as a production intern for season 3 of the the hit TV show Instinct. Here is a description of the show: Dr. Dylan Reinhart is a former CIA operative who's created a quieter life for himself as a professor and author of a best-selling book on abnormal behavior. When tenacious and resourceful NYPD detective Lizzie Needham approaches him to help her solve a serial killer case, he taps into his old skill set and reaches out to a CIA friend who has access to invaluable top-secret intelligence. As Dylan gets lured back into the adrenaline filled world of law enforcement, he and Lizzie realize that, together, they make the perfect team.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Instinct / CBS. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Jigsaw Productions | New York
Jigsaw Productions is the NYC-based production company of Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney. The production internship is a flexible position that includes archival research, transcribing of interviews and logging footage, and office support (creating documents, filing, running errands, etc.) Interns will work directly with producers, researchers, and editors during different stages of the production. Familiarity with graphic design and/or Avid is a plus. This position will help familiarize interns with various stages of production at an established, respected company in the documentary industry.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Jigsaw Productions. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Mandeville Films | Los Angeles
Mandeville Films and Television, the production company behind hit movies like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE FIGHTER, WONDER, THE MUPPETS and the DIVERGENT series, is currently looking for summer interns. We are looking for motivated interns with an eye for feature film and television development. Located on the Universal Studios lot, we offer a welcome atmosphere and the chance to gain hands-on experience in a busy development setting. We are searching for interns who can commit to a minimum of three months, two days a week, from 9am to 6pm. Responsibilities include: reading scripts, providing coverage, learning the basics of executive desks, and researching for projects. We are currently looking for interns who can start in May 2019.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Mandeville Films and Television. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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MediaTank Productions | New York
MediaTank is a Brooklyn-based production company started by award-winning documentary filmmaker and Penn Cinema Studies alum, Michael Kleiman. The company produces film and video projects about policy and social issues. The production intern will help with production and post-production efforts that include archival research, interview preparations and transcribing, basic editing. Interns will work directly with Michael on a range of projects in different stages. Experience with Adobe Premier and After Effects is a plus.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with MediaTank. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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New Horizons Pictures | Los Angeles
Julie and Roger Corman are prolific and celebrated movie producers, who have made over 400 movies and worked with movie luminaries including Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Jonathan Demme. The intern will be invited to work with Mrs. Corman, who is the former Chair of the Graduate Film Department at NYU and Visiting Professor at UCLA in the English department, at New Horizons Pictures in Los Angeles in June-July 2019.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Mrs. Corman. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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PBS Children's Programming and Development | Arlington, VA
This position will report to heads of children's programming at PBS. The overall goal of the internship is to familiarize the intern with the process of developing series for viewers between the ages of two and eight.
The position includes the following duties:
--Development: Intern will review series pitches and take part in review meetings
--Series production: Intern will read scripts, provide notes and attend meetings regarding all new pilots and series, and help prepare materials for focus groups
--Intern will help with filing and programming database
--Programming: Intern will assist with occasional scheduling tasks and learn about how the PBS national feed schedule comes together.
--The position will be four days a week.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $5,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with PBS Children's Programming and Development. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Penn Libraries / Archival Assistant for television scripts and associated materials | Philadelphia
In 2018 the Penn Libraries acquired a substantial collection (more than 20 boxes) of scripts, storyboards, drafts, and notes covering more than a decade of work on major network television shows. The Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts is seeking an archival assistant to catalog and process this material. The Archival assistant will efficiently process this primary source material in order to make it accessible for researchers.  Following archival standards, the archival assistant will arrange the collection in logical and user-friendly order, will describe the material in finding aids using a collections management database, assess material for conservation or preservation needs, and will house collections in archival boxes and folders. The Archival assistant will also be expected to engage intellectually with the material and develop research interests and writing out of the collection. At the same time, the Archival assistant will be expected to work responsibly in regards to the underlying intellectual property in the collection. The Archival assistant would work no more than 20 hours a week for the summer and may also be involved in work on relevant or related television or media collections.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $3,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Penn Libraries. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival | Philadelphia
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is seeking a Communications and Outreach intern to assist PJFF Director and Program Assistant with PJFF’s spring outreach and group sales campaign, as well as work on expanding PJFF’s core of volunteers. Additional duties include researching and soliciting corporate donations, pre-screening films, and assisting the programming team with creating a database of potential festival guests.

Penn Cinema & Media Studies will offer a $3,000 stipend to help cover travel and housing. Interested Penn Cinema & Media Studies students should submit their unofficial transcript from Penn in Touch, resume, and one page double-spaced statement on the same pdf why s/he wishes to intern with Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. Applications should be sent in by 17 March 2019 to Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director, Penn Cinema and Media Studies.
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Cinema Studies Program
209A Fisher-Bennett Hall ⋅ 3340 Walnut Street ⋅ Philadelphia, PA 19104 ⋅ (215) 898-8782