Programs

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We invite applications from motivated students in any discipline wishing to explore career opportunities through internships in traditional and new media companies. Los Angeles and Santa Barbara-area host companies include small independent studios and agencies, major television and film production companies, and journalism and environmental media marketing businesses. Media Internships extend over two quarters.  More >

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The signature approach to studying media and communication at UC Santa Barbara is a strong grounding in the liberal arts and sciences. Our students learn how to make sense of the past, come to terms with the present, and shape the future. Media interns bring enthusiasm, curiosity, and strong analytic skills to their host organizations. Interns work 8-10 hours per week on mutually beneficial projects defined in collaboration with their supervisors.  More >

The Pollock Theater Internship is a selective program offering industry-level hands-on experience in live television production as well as event planning. During Friday workshops interns focus on learning how to shoot Q&As, talk shows, sitcoms, and news shows, both serious and comedic. Interns also work night events where they will shoot live, multi-camera Q&As which air on the UCTV broadcast cable station and provide them with production credentials. The TV shows produced through this program have generated more than 12.8 million views on UCTV.