Come hear from your fellow peers about what it's really like to work in the entertainment business. Get tips on how to find your first opportunity, what different jobs are like, and how to make a great first impression. Hear a panel of former interns discuss how they found their internships, where they interned and what they did, and how they were able to leverage the experience and contacts they gained!
Wednesday, April 29th at 4-5pm
OCS Reading Room (1st Floor), 54 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA
If you have secured an internship or are currently looking for one, learn more about the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP). Started in 2003, the HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media, and entertainment. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in LA and NYC. Learn more and sign up here.
This panel is geared toward undergraduates interested in obtaining summer internships in entertainment, media, or the arts, but all Harvard students are welcome.
Alex Lee is a sophomore English concentrator at Harvard College. He is also planning to complete a secondary field in Film Studies. Within the English department, Alex has completed significant coursework in dramatic screenwriting and plans to pursue a career in film and television writing after he graduates from the College. A native of New York State, Alex spent the summer of 2014 living with his aunt in Hollywood and working daily as an intern at Lin Pictures, the film development company best known for The Lego Movie. Alex's duties as a "Lintern" included reading submitted books and screenplays and writing coverage and working as a temporary personal assistant for one of the company's executives.
Matthew Isner is a senior, concentrating in English. An aspiring storyteller, Matthew is currently working on his first feature-length screenplay: Punch. He spent last summer interning in the original programming department at HBO, where he was primarily responsible for script coverage. His work experience also includes internships at the Partos Company as well as two startups, myLINGO and Rikaroo. After graduation, Matthew will be moving out to Los Angeles to begin working at Management 360.
Sam Richman is a senior concentrating History and Literature, with a secondary in VES Film. In addition to interning in L.A., he has made short fiction and documentaries. After graduating in May, Sam will pursue creative work in film and television in New York.