Tuesday, February 10, 2015

THE MEGA LIST: Everything You Need to Score a Hollywood Internship THIS SUMMER

Planning on applying for competitive Summer internships at esteemed companies like ABC, Viacom, Disney, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, etc?

Well the time is NOW. 

I know it seems early, but most of the top companies (Viacom/ NBC/ ABC/ Discovery) have opened their applications. As we get further into the semester, more companies will follow. Most applications are due the 28th of FEBRUARY!

But don't wait until then to apply!

In my experience, the sooner you apply- the better chance you have! This is because HR departments at the studio-level start in one department, interview/hire those interns, then go on to the next department. SO let's say you want to work in the development department and you apply in August, but that department has already interviewed for potions: you won't get contacted or considered for the Development department. Let us know in the comments if you're confused.

However, don't stress about filling out applications in the Summer. The Hollywood Intern Diaries is here to help with a handy dandy MEGA LIST of previous blog posts.


SUMMER 2015: Complete List of Studio Applications 

Never Interned Before? That's fine! Here's a list of companies that hire first time interns that go on to do great things.

These are updated every week, so it's best to bookmark the page, subscribe to our email list (on the sidebar, super easy-way less than one email a day), or follow us on our Facebook or Twitter pages. To know when companies have posted listings. 

Update and Make a Spectacular Resume.

The original post that has helped dozens of people land an internship in Hollywood.

Or...if Resume Design Isn't Your Thing, Invest In One.

For just $10, you can get one of specially designed resumes at our Etsy store. No effort required. You just need to input in your information into a work document and WALLA! A new resume that can get you the INTERVIEW!

Write the Perfect Cover Letter Without Spending Hours.

Never spend 2+ hours writing a cover letter again. Get your applications done and enjoy your summer!

Create a Website to Supplement Your Application.

Warning: There is a box for a Website link on every single one of these applications. It's also a great thing to put in your cover letter.

Speaking of Websites, Make Sure Your Facebook is HR-Friendly.

Yes...that means deleting your weed photos.

Check the Listing to Make Sure It's A Decent Internship. 

Learn how! You don't want to end up in a terrible internship for 3-4 months.. Trust me, I've been there.

Know the Red Flags for "Fake Development Internships" Before You Apply

Only takes a couple of mins!


Pick Up Some Personal Business Cards.

You'll seem a million times more professional than any other applicant. 

Make Sure You'll Get There In Time: LA Traffic Map

LA Traffic can be deceiving. This map will attempt to make it a little less confusing. 

What Exactly Is Business Casual? Dress for Success. 

No need to try on a zillion outfits.

Brush Up On Your Entertainment Education.

So you'll have something to talk about at your interview...you know, besides yourself. 

What Do You Bring To Your Interview? We'll tell you.

Hint: It's less than you think. 

Be Prepared for The Question Question

It's brutal. 


Don't Forget a Follow Up Email!

And....you're done! The rest is a waiting game. 

Look out for a post on how exactly HR departments work in the coming weeks. 

To stay updated: Bookmark our page, subscribe to our email list (on the sidebar, super easy), or follow us on our Facebook or Twitter pages. 

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