INTERN Placements

ABOUT the program

It’s not easy to break into the entertainment world, but the Moving Picture Institute's Hollywood Career Launch Program helps talented young filmmakers get a foot in the door. We place interns with partner production companies and provide living stipends for the duration of their internship.

Since 2006, we have awarded over 190 paid internships. Our interns regularly receive offers of full-time employment from their host companies and go on to work in Hollywood full-time. 

Past placements have included:

  • Millennium Films

  • Bron Studios

  • Bold Films

  • Avalon Entertainment

  • Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions

  • The Disney Channel

  • Magnolia Pictures

apply to the program

Many of our Hollywood Career Launch Program interns are students or recent graduates, but in some cases we extend advanced internships to intermediate-level filmmakers. Internships typically last for 12 weeks. Most placements are in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. Though we consider applications on a rolling basis, it is best to apply for summer internship positions as early as possible, usually in February. 

With a 1.9% acceptance rate, our program is extremely competitive. Due to the high volume of applications for limited spaces, we are unable to contact everyone who has applied. We will reach out to you if you’ve advanced beyond the initial stage. No calls please. We do not accept applications by mail.


Applications accepted on rolling basis


The connections that I made during my time in the Hollywood Career Launch Program were indispensable. No other program offers the kind of support system that the Moving Picture Institute offers through the matching process, the alumni connections, and the supplementary income. The skill set and relationships that they have helped me develop this summer will stay with me through the rest of my professional career.
— Moving Picture Institute intern