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MiddKid Productions winter term internship in Los Angles, CA

Internship description below

For students interested in writing, directing or acting for the screen as a possible profession, this is a three week unpaid internship in the writers room of the CBS television show S.W.A.T. as well as shadowing the development company MiddKid Productions, founded by Middlebury College grad Shawn Ryan (’88).

Students will observe (and even contribute) to creative conversations about S.W.A.T. and other shows in development, witness the pre-production, production and post-production aspects of making a television show.

Students will be expected to conceive, develop and pitch their own ideas for a television show, as well as give feedback on other students’ ideas for shows.

If cost is an obstacle to traveling to and living in Los Angeles for this three week period, please apply anyway and, if accepted, we will assist with your costs.

Click here to apply!

MLB Diversity Fellowship Program

Baseball is a game that is played globally, featuring players whose backgrounds differ tremendously. Collectively, they compose a population as diverse as any other group of athletes in professional sport.
Success on the field is not measured by one individual’s talent, but rather how a team of individuals with different skills comes together to achieve a common goal. Each and every day, teams seek the best talent in order to stay ahead of the curve in the ultra-competitive landscape of the Major Leagues. Major League Baseball understands that we must apply that same approach to our front offices in order to secure the game’s next generation of leadership. With that in mind and while celebrating Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday in 2019, Major League Baseball is pleased to announce the 2020 Diversity Fellowship Program in order to continue to support the legacy that he created.

Eligibility

  • Open to people of color and female candidates. 
  • Candidates must be recent graduates (Spring 2017 graduates to upcoming Spring 2020 graduates) with either a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degrees or related advanced degree.     
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.     
  • A passion for and knowledge of baseball is helpful but not required.
  • Former professional baseball and softball players (including national team members) who have earned a degree(s) and do not meet the graduation date requirement but have ceased playing within the last two years will also be eligible.
  • For the Club Fellowship Program, a commitment of at least 18 months of employment is required at any participating Club in which you are placed.
  • Exact locations are up to the discretion of Major League Baseball and participating Clubs.

Application documentation:      

  • Resume
  •  Cover letter
  • Transcript
  • A personal statement (500 words or less)
  • Two letters of recommendation

The MLB Diversity Fellowship application goes live on Monday, August 19, 2019 and the application deadline is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.   

*Please remember to have a PCA review your application before you submit it! Click here to apply in Handshake!

New Marketing Media (Paid) Internship Opportunity in LA working for a Midd alum!

Wild Card is an award-winning entertainment advertising agency specializing in theatrical film marketing. Located in Culver City, CA, Midd alum, Founder and Editor Nick Temple and his team make up a diverse group of highly skilled editors, graphic designers, and music supervisors. They work with filmmakers across all major studios to develop teasers, trailers, and TV spots for major feature films and television shows.

At Wild Card, our internships offer hands-on learning and practical work experience in a fun friendly environment. Interns are encouraged to explore, develop and share their ideas while gaining valuable experience in the showbiz industry. We’re looking for a creative self-starter who is interested in the entertainment marketing industry.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Support a creative production team

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail

• Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

• Self-directed and able to work without supervision

• Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas

• Perform clerical duties, maintain files, organize documents, copy etc.

• Has in interest in social media and entertainment marketing

Perks:

•Ability to get hands-on experience from within top competitive advertising agency

•Opportunity to network with creative innovative professionals

Click here to apply!

So, What’s The Second City?

The Second City has been bringing the funny for over 50 years, but here’s the short version.

We began as a small comedy theater, and have grown to become today’s leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With a variety of theaters, training centers and full-time, touring ensembles, you can find us all over the world. We’ve also taken improv off the stage, expanding our business to include collaborations with corporate clients, and television and film productions. And we have more than a handful of successful Second City alum that we aren’t too modest to mention, like Tina Fey, Chris Farley, Bill Murray, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Click here to learn about the Producer’s Admin Internship opportunity- Deadline date: Sunday, April 7

Schedule a 1:1 chat with Candace Allen-Writer, Director, and Screenwriter!

Born in Boston and raised in Stamford, CT, Candace Allen is a novelist and essayist fascinated by issues of cultural displacement. In her book Soul Music The Pulse of Race and Music she investigated the inspirational personal, social and political power of music, visiting the Sistema programme in Caracas and its off-shoots in the UK and US as well as similar projects in Palestine and Kinshasa. Her novel, Valaida, chronicled the life of a trumpeter seeking fulfillment beyond any comfort zones. She has been founding Trustee of the Chineke Orchestra since 2015 and is frequently asked for broadcast and newspaper comment on culture, race and politics. In a previous life, she was the first African-American female member of the Directors Guild of America, spending some twenty years in Hollywood film production. She lived in Berlin for several years in the 1980s and in London since 1994.

Click here to sign up for your 1:1 chat with Candace!

Paid Entrepreneurial Internship Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival – Deadline Date: 10/14

Creating a New Business Spin-off of a Successful Film Festival: Entrepreneurial Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Working closely with the Festival Producer, this multi-faceted internship offers a unique opportunity to create a new component of the successful Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the 2018-19 academic year. Beginning in early November 2018, this opportunity is ideal for a student with true entrepreneurial passion and the ability to research and explore the requirements for forging a viable film-related business.

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is seeking to create a Vimeo-based branded platform called “Shorts from Middlebury” that will feature selected shorts from the first four years of the Festival, available for viewing online on a pay-per-view basis.

Specific components of the internship include:

→ Carefully researching the technical requirements of launching the viewing service as described on Vimeo

→ Assisting the Festival Producer in developing a financial model for the “Shorts from Middlebury” online service

→ Working with the Festival Producer in creating a brief contract to be used in securing agreements from filmmakers for the licensing and exhibition of their work on the “Shorts from Middlebury” platform.

→ Contacting selected filmmakers to determine their interest in participating in “Shorts from Middlebury” and, if interested, to finalize participation agreements with them.

→ Working with the Festival Producer to design an appealing interface for the service that will be easy to navigate and fully supported with descriptive information about each film and its director

→ Creating a marketing campaign for the prospective launch of the platform [expected to be April 2019 or earlier] and determining the appropriate avenues for advertising

→ Establishing a payment mechanism for users of the “Shorts from Middlebury” service employing the existing Festival PayPal account

→ This internship will begin in mid-October 2018 and run through the first week in May 2019. It will entail a commitment of 10 hours per week.

NOTE: there are additional opportunities for Festival support should the time commitment allow. First, the Festival will be rolling out its monthly MNFF Winter/Spring Screening Series at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater beginning in November and concluding in May. There are basic promotional activities associated with these film screenings. Second, the Festival will be taking a small selection of its best films from the 2018 Festival out on tour around Vermont over a few days in early February. There are interesting support opportunities associated with the Vermont Tour and a chance to work with the Artistic Director of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the Tour.

This internship is funded with a CCI award of $2,500.00. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 14

Click here to apply!