The 2019 deadline for submissions has passed and as of April 15th, all finalists have been determined and are in the process of being contacted for interviews. We had close to 100 applications for the four available slots and wish could have taken on more interns but at this point we unfortunately don’t have capacity for more.
The Trailblazer Studios Summer Internship Program is designed to give rising college seniors and recent graduates practical, hands-on experience in the areas of Development, Production, Post, and Sound. This is an 8-week paid internship open to students who will either graduate or complete their junior year in Spring of 2019. Candidates are ideally either from North Carolina or attending a North Carolina College or University.
This summer’s program will run from June 3, 2019 to July 26, 2019.
Interns will apply for and spend most of their time in a primary focus area (Development, Production, Post, or Sound) but will have opportunities to experience other areas occasionally throughout the 8-week period.
Development – This is an intern position in a creative, fun, fast-paced Production Company. Your main duty will be to work with the Development team to learn the ins-and-outs of developing unscripted television and digital content. This will primarily focus on the research and development of new ideas and the creation of pitch materials as well as looking for and speaking with potential talent.
Desired Skills/Characteristics: Interest in development, knowledgeable and interested in TV, digital content, and pop culture, strong writing skills, ability to collect and present research, able to take initiative and see things through. We’re looking for a team-player who loves working in a collaborative environment.
Production – The production internship offers hands-on commercial and television production experience. You will gain insight into how the different departments operate during the pre-production, production, and post production phases. Tasks will range from, but are not limited to general office tasks, research projects, pulling clips, organizing data for the field, to attending shoots when possible. Hours are 9:00 AM – 6 PM with a 1-hour lunch break, but candidate should be prepared to work longer hours, at and away from the studio, when attending shoots.
Post – This post internship offers a glimpse into the many different career options present in Post Production. Candidates will gain exposure to all aspects of the long-form television post process, including footage ingest and media management, editing, graphics and animation, color and finishing, and project coordination and supervision. Spending time in the area of specialization that most interests you is encouraged. Applicants must have experience with an industry-standard editing platform such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere, and be extremely tech-savvy.
Sound – the sound intern will focus on audio post-production for commercials, television, and film. Applicants should be well versed in the use of Avid Pro Tools and ideally will have had ample audio-post experience in school. Opportunities to sit in on client attended sessions will be offered on a case-by case basis and there will be ample time to work on your own projects which in the past has included doing additional work on student film projects that you have worked on during the school year. This internship does not include music production or composition.
Resumes and cover letters should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and TWO letters of recommendation must be included as well. Demo reels and links to websites are strongly encouraged but not required.
Submission Deadline: March 29, 2019
Contact: Eric Johnson