Work on the cutting edge

Internships provide students with opportunities to work on the cutting edge of their fields while obtaining course credit. Hundreds of businesses, organizations, and institutions in the metropolitan area and across the nation cooperate in providing opportunities for MSP students to work in relevant professional ways for course credit. For some examples of places MSP students have interned, see the list further down this page.

All MSP Majors are required to complete either an internship or a practicum. If you choose an internship, please make sure that you complete all three of the steps below in the order given to ensure that you will be eligible to receive credit for the experience.

3 Steps To Your Internship

Step 1: Apply for Authorization to take the Internship Course

Applications should be submitted electronically to Mary Rantin at

It’s important to note that the earlier you get your application in and are approved, the earlier you can secure your internship. It’s a competitive market, especially in summer, so don’t wait until the deadline to apply for approval.

Internship Requirements- Junior or Senior standing (completed 62 credits)
- Completion of all MSP core courses: 1011, 1021 & 1701 with a C- or better in each core course
- A minimum 2.50 GPA in the major; 2.75 for students who began their studies at Temple in 2009-2010 and later
- No outstanding incompletes.* Since fall 2011, MSP (BTMM) 1701 can substitute for BTMM 1041.

Step 2: Secure a Position with an Organization (see suggestions below). All positions must be secured prior to the start of classes.

If internship sites require verification of your GPA you should either print a copy of your DARs or order a transcript. The department does not provide verification of GPAs for site supervisors but does indicate the minimum GPA required to be enrolled in the course.

Step 3: Register for your Internship (MSP 4785) before the deadline for that semester.
Students must complete Internship registration through the MSP Office. Students will need to submit the following information at the time of registration:
• Name of the organization at which you will be serving your internship
• Your internship supervisor’s name, e-mail address, fax and phone numbers

Media Studies and Production 


 Name__________________________  TUID#_______________

Address____________________ Standing:  ___Junior ___Senior


State______   Zip____________  PHONE NUMBER: ______________

Email _____________________ 

Date: __________________________

Circle internship semester:  fall        spring       summer

Year __________

Academic Record

MSP   1011   _____

MSP   1021   _____

MSP   1701   _____

Total credits   _____

MSP   GPA*  _____

Incompletes  _____

Expected start date ________


Last day of internship is last day of class for the semester


1. Completion of MSP (BTMM) foundation courses with C- or better in each course

2 * GPA must be 2.75 or better for MSP (BTMM) majors who began their studies at Temple in 2009-2010 or later.

3. No incomplete in any MSP (BTMM) course

4785. Internship (3 to 4 s. h.) F  S  SS

Prerequisite: MSP major of junior standing; MSP (BTMM) 1011, 1021, 1701 completed;at least a 2.75 MSP average; and permission of internship director.

Students undertake paid or unpaid internships at compatible media organizations which provide experience in an industry or business setting, increase awareness of business principles and practices and provide insight into the professional arena. Are supervised by MSP Internship Directors. Goals/objectives statement, two papers and evaluation of supervisor by student plus two evaluations of intern by site supervisor are required.

What are the program’s requirements?
• MSP students must be of junior standing.
• You must complete the major core and have some coursework in the related area.
• You must have a 2.50 cumulative GPA or have permission from the Internship Director.

Students who began their studies in 2009-2010 or later students must have a 2.75 GPA.

How many credits is an internship?
• The maximum number of credits you can receive for a 4785 internship is 4, so for those wishing to do more than one, you may elect to take MSP 4786 which is available for 1-3 credits. Credits relate to the number of hours on site. We recommend 15-20 hours for four credits.

How do I register for an internship?
• File an application in the MSP office.
• Once you have been approved for the internship, you must come to the office to register.

What are the responsibilities of an intern?
• Set up a workable schedule with your supervisor and adhere to it. It is best to allocate two full days as opposed to five hours here and there.
• Keep a journal.
• Attend meetings on campus or e-mail the director every other week.
• Submit required assignments during the semester.
• Meet with your site supervisor on a regular basis (there are two site evaluations).

Can I get credit for an internship I did last summer?
• No, there is no retroactive registration for the internship.

Can I do it during the summer and pay for it in the fall?
• No, for insurance reasons, you must be registered in the semester in which you are on site.

4786: Internship (1-3 s. h.)

Prerequisite: 4785; permission of instructor.

Students undertake a second paid or unpaid internship at compatible media organizations which provide experience in an industry or business setting, increase awareness of business principles and practices and provide insight into the professional arena. Goals/objectives statement, two papers and evaluation of supervisor by student plus two evaluations of intern by site supervisor are required.

Please understand that these are policies, not suggestions or guidelines. These policies must be followed in order to participate in an internship.

If you have any questions about the program, its procedures or its requirements, please contact our Internship Coordinator, Dr. Betsy Leebron Tutelman at 215 204-2483, or e-mail

Why should I do an internship?
• You get on the job training.
• You have the opportunity to network with media professionals.
• You can test the position before you enter the job market.
• You can put the professional experience on your resume.
• MSP majors are required to have an internship or practicum to graduate.

How can I find out about internship opportunities?

Check the MSP undergraduate list archives. There are several volumes in the MSP office which you can peruse; or speak with Dr. Leebron Tutelman about possibilities. You can check the Philadelphia Creative Directory or The NATPE Station Guide (a list of television stations around the nation by market) for potential sites.  There are many Web sites you can search for internships.

Check out the SMC Los Angeles summer internship. Check below for more listings of internship possibilities.

What if I have additional questions?
• Contact Dr. Leebron Tutelman: 215 204-5401 or

Recent Internships

Allied Advertising
ATV Ankara
B101 WBEB 101.1 FM
Baker Sound
Banyan Productions
Big Bloc
Bilingual Task Force
Black Lily
Blair Television
Camden Riversharks
CBS3/CW Philly 57
Center City Film and Video
CES University
Comcast SportsNet
Creep Records
Elite Recording
Foundation Magazine
Fox 29
Flyers Production
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Kaleidoscope Sound
Kawari Sound
Late Show with David Letterman
LS Fitness Studio
Maja Recording Studio
Mama’s Boy Music
Media Bureau
MTV News
MTV Tr3s
NBC 10
NBC 10 Marketing
NBC 10/10! Show
NFL Films
NFL Films Audio
Noisia Audio
Optimus Recording Studio
PBS Kids Sprout
Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Phantoms
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia 76ers
Philadelphia Soul
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Wings
Plan B Studios
Primitive World Production
Propulsion Media Labs
R5 Productions
Radio One
Radio One/WPHI
Radio Takeover
Respect Management
Ropeadope Records
Shooters Post & Transfer
Shore Bets Entertainment
Small World TV
Sony Urban A&R
Studio 4
Take One Productions
Top Hat Film and Video
Unreal Marketing Solutions
WBRE Sports
Wired 96.5
WOGL 98.1 FM
92.5 WXTU
WYBE Public Television
610 WIP
94.1 WYSP

Past Intern Placements

For additional internship sources, click on this link:

Past Intern Placements

Selected Internship Links

AARP Internships

Actors and Crew

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation
Banyan Productions

Big Talker 1210 financial radio program

Blair Television

City of Philadelphia Summer Internships

G. Cobb Sports Talk Productions

Greater Philadelphia Film Office

International Film and TV Production Resources

Online Interns

Public Television Newsroom Internships

News 12 New Jersey
Lifetime TV

Independence Media MiND Television Internet Service

PBS Kids Sprout

Film Festival Internships

Philadelphia Film Society

Ropeadope Social Network Internships

Steve Rotfeld Productions

T. Howard Foundation Paid Internships for Women and Minorities

Top Hat Film and Video Productions

Internship Flyer
Turner Broadcasting

Variety Careers, Media and Entertainment Jobs Online
Vault, Career Information

Advertising Agencies

McLaughlin and Morgan Co. 
Phone: 215 571-3100

Praxis Communications
Price Communications

Radio Direct Response Advertising Agency
Schubert Communications
Shore Bets Agency
Stream Marketing 
Signature Communications

Graphic Design & Multimedia

Morningstar Multimedia 
Bowhaus Design 


Philadelphia Radio and Television Guide

WBCB in Bucks County

Contact: Paul Baroli

610-949-1490 X24

Wired 96.5

WMGK Radio
Call: 610 667-8500 ext 2651/ Email: Mike McMonagle

WMMR Radio
Call: 610 771-0933 ext. 4651 / Email:

WPEN Philly’s Sports Radio 950

Internship Opportunities


WYSP Radio


92.5 XTU

XM Radio Internships

Recording Studios

Dancing Ferret Discs and Noir records

Dancing Ferret Discs

GeoSound Studios
Maja Audio Group

Mama’s Boys Music Production

Quadpain Media

Ropeadope LLC

Sports Media

American Hockey League
Arena Football League/af2
Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
Charlotte Bobcats (NBA) 
Cleveland Browns (NFL)
ECHL and its Teams 
Houston Texans (NFL) 
ISC Motorsports
MLB Teams
MLS and its Teams 

Mandalay Sports and Entertainment 

Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) 
National Lacrosse League

Other Sports Teams And Leagues 
NFL Teams 
NHL and its Member Clubs 
Pacific Coast League and its Teams
Palace Sports and Entertainment 
Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) 
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
U.S. National Governing Bodies 
Velocity Sports and Entertainment

Video Production

POC Media
Executive Visions 
Interactive Entertainment Concepts

Internships At The Center for Media and Education Literacy

Theses are unpaid with academic credit with academic credit available upon request and opportunities for growth for those who prove themselves as standout hires. A few stipends may be available for well qualified fellowship candidates who can offer more than 20 hours of work per week.

PBS Internships And Jobs

PBS offers employment opportunities in a variety of disciplines including communications, engineering, accounting, information technology, creative services, development, programming, interactive services and many other areas.

The Institute For Humane Studies

Print Journalism

IHS Journalism Internships provide a stipend, housing
allowance, and travel allowance. Interns are placed at daily
newspapers across the country and participate in an opening
career building workshop. The internship offers real
reporting assignments — interns this summer averaged 30
clips. Applications are currently available online.

The deadline for early decision is November 1. For
more information, please visit

Broadcast Journalism

IHS Broadcast Journalism internships offer hands-on paid
internships at major media networks or news production
houses. Last year we sponsored internships at CNN in Atlanta,
ABC’s “20/20″ in Manhattan, and Fox News in Los Angeles,
among others. Spring, summer and fall placements are
available. For more information, please visit


IHS Production Internships are expanding to include
placements in video game development in addition to feature
film, documentaries, and animation. Spring placements are
available in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other
major media centers across the country. Past internship hosts
have included Warner Brothers, Focus Features, Big Mouth
Productions, and more. We consider applicants at all levels
of experience — from extensive camera work and training in
Final Cut Pro to simply a general interest and desire to work
in the film and media industry. Find out more at

Scholarships For Undergraduate And Graduate Studies

The Humane Studies Fellowships award up to $12,000 to
outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, including
the fields of law and journalism, who are exploring the
principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free
society through their academic work. Open to all students
pursuing a degree full-time in the 2008-2009 academic year.
The deadline to apply is December 31.