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SONY'S SPECTRUM Internship Program

Great Internship Opportunities in Television, Film, & the Entertainment Industry

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About Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE):

According to the website, "Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries.”

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Spectrum Internship Program:

Sony’s SPE Internship Program is a competitive program designed to give eligible interns experience in what it’s actually like working in a major entertainment studio. Interns will get the opportunity to work on real assignments and will actually be able to contribute their talents to the development of events which will make their internship a very valuable and enriching experience that they will walk away with. Interns will get exposed to how an entertainment business runs and learn about the dynamics of this very competitive industry.

Sony SPE Internship Program is right for anyone who has a passion for working in the field of television, movies, and entertainment. Candidates who are hired to become interns as part of the SPECTRUM Internship Program will get a chance to work for departments that match their individual areas of interest.

Each intern will be placed in one of six SPE divisions, including:

  • Home Entertainment
  • Motion Pictures
  • Digital Productions
  • Television
  • Corporate Function
  • Technologies

Availability:

Internship opportunities are available for three terms per year – fall, winter/spring, and summer.

Fall and winter/spring internships consist of 15 weeks and approximately 20 hours per week while summer internships usually consist of 8 weeks at 40 hours per week.

Location:

Sony Entertainment Pictures has its headquarters in Culver City, CA. Many internships take place in Culver City but there are opportunities in cities like Los Angeles as well. It's best to look at the individual internship listings to check on the location.

Requirements:

  • All qualified candidates must be in good academic standing.
  • All candidates must have an interest in working in the entertainment industry.
  • Previous experience and/or related knowledge of the field is preferred.
  • Junior, senior, or graduate level students are preferred.

Benefits:

The SPECTRUM Internship Program pays all interns for part-time fall and spring semesters and full-time for the summer.

To Apply:

All interested students can apply directly online.

Applicants are encouraged to enter “University Relations” under the field options for a referral name/code to help Sony determine the effectiveness of their outreach efforts.

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