May 2020: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have had to cancel their summer internship opportunities. Harvardwood is pleased to announce an initiative designed to capture many of the educational, professional and social benefits of our traditional internship program: the Harvardwood Entertainment Certificate Program.
Started in 2003, HSIP provides a list of summer internship opportunities in the arts, media and entertainment to interested Harvard students. In addition, HSIP facilitates career-related activities throughout the summer for participating students and companies in New York City and Los Angeles. Past program events have included film screenings, industry panels, and speaker events.
I’m so grateful to the Harvardwood Summer Internship Program for giving me the opportunity to have intimate chats with industry executives as they gleefully debunked Hollywood myths and confirmed others. As they charted the twists and turns in their careers from college to where they are now, I learned about the surprisingly numerous entry points to the industry. I took tours of production companies and even watched a studio live-stream an Australian boy-band performance. Harvardwood events were also a great way to connect with other Harvard students taking their first tentative steps into entertainment jobs and get a glimpse into the vast alumni network that awaits us in the industry. It helped to know that I’ll never be alone, and I came away from the experience feeling wiser and more hopeful about the future.
- Claire Park AB '20, HSIP 2017
See below for a list of participating companies from previous years. If your arts/media/entertainment company is seeking interns for the summer, learn how your company can participate in HSIP.
How It Works
Harvardwood publishes internship opportunities and applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in March of each year. The internship list is updated several times throughout the spring, so students should check the list periodically for additional opportunities.
Students must have a Harvardwood account in order to access the HSIP list of opportunities.
After securing an internship, students must be Full Members of Harvardwood in order to participate in HSIP activities and to attend HSIP events in the summer. If you did not find your arts/media/entertainment internship through HSIP, you can still participate in HSIP as long as you a Harvard undergraduate.
- Click here if you have a company offering summer internships
- Click here if you are a student seeking summer internships
- Click here if you are a student who has secured a summer internship
Past HSIP Companies
Over 100 companies have participated in HSIP since its inception, including: 2929 Productions, ABC, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Archer Entertainment, Benderspink, Blumhouse Productions, Collab, Delirio Films, Digital Domain, Dimension, Disney, Dreamworks, Echo Lake Entertainment, The Firm, Furst Films, Heyday Films, HBO Films, ICM, Icon Productions, Intermedia, Lin Pictures / Rideback Ranch, Lionsgate, LivePlanet, Mandeville Films, Mirabai Films, Miramax, The Mission Entertainment, National Geographic Feature Films, Red Wagon Productions, Samuels Media, Simmons Lathan Media Group, Spirit Dance Entertainment, Untitled Entertainment, Valhalla Motion Pictures, and The Young and the Restless.