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.
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.
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.
All SMC students are encouraged to visit the Center for Student Professional Development or CSPD in Annenberg Hall, Room 7 for assistance in résumé creation, edits, job/intern search, cover letters, and more.
3 Steps To Your Internship
Step 1: Apply for Authorization to take the Internship Course
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.
- Junior or Senior standing (completed 62 credits)
- Completion of all MSP (BTMM) core courses: 1011, 1021 & 1041* 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 suggested organizations. 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
- A completed copy of the Internship form (PDF).
ALL INTERNSHIPS WILL RUN 14 WEEKS. The last day of internship is last day of class for the semester.
Internship Course Description
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.
Aurum recording Studio
B101 WBEB 101.1 FM
Bilingual Task Force
CBS3/CW Philly 57
Center City Film and Video
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Late Show with David Letterman
LS Fitness Studio
Maja Recording Studio
Mama’s Boy Music
NBC 10 Marketing
NBC 10/10! Show
NFL Films Audio
Optimus Recording Studio
PBS Kids Sprout
Plan B Studios
Primitive World Production
Propulsion Media Labs
Shooters Post & Transfer
Shore Bets Entertainment
Small World TV
Sony Urban A&R
Steve Rotfeld Productions
Take One Productions
Top Hat Film and Video
Unreal Marketing Solutions
WOGL 98.1 FM
WYBE Public Television
For additional internship sources, view our list of past intern placements.
Selected Internship Links
Actors and Crew
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation
Big Talker 1210 financial radio program
City of Philadelphia Summer Internships
G. Cobb Sports Talk Productions
Greater Philadelphia Film Office
Philly.com Web Internship
News 12 New Jersey
Independence Media MiND Television Internet Service
PBS Kids Sprout
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
Variety Careers, Media and Entertainment Jobs Online
Vault Career Information
McLaughlin and Morgan Co., 215 571-3100
Radio Direct Response Advertising Agency
Shore Bets Agency
Graphic Design & Multimedia
Philadelphia Radio and Television Guide
WBCB in Bucks County, 610 949-1490 ext.24
WMGK Radio, 610 667-8500 ext.2651
WMMR Radio, 610 771-0933 ext.4651, firstname.lastname@example.org
WPEN Philly’s Sports Radio 950, GOtto@sr950.com
WYSP Radio, email@example.com
POWER 99 FM
XM Radio Internships
American Hockey League
Arena Football League/af2
Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
Cleveland Browns (NFL)
ECHL and its Teams
Houston Texans (NFL)
MLS and its Teams
Mandalay Sports and Entertainment
Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
National Lacrosse League
Other Sports Teams And Leagues
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
The Media Education Lab: 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.
- 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.
- Production: 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.
- 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.