If you love entertainment and are looking for experience studying its impact, we want to hear from you.
The USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center is a research institution that studies and shapes the impact of entertainment and media on society. We are seeking interns to join our team for the Fall 2019 semester. Paid and unpaid internships are available.
We will work with your interests and schedule and have a range of projects utilizing different skill sets. Our interns have gone on to work in various realms of the entertainment industry, public relations, nonprofit, government, market research and academia.
Cultural Diplomacy Internship
Are you interested in the impact of entertainment media on global audiences? Our internship in public diplomacy research will give you the opportunity to monitor and evaluate our portfolio of existing cultural diplomacy programs through the US State Department. American Film Showcase, Global Media Makers and the Middle East Media Initiative are all designed to share American entertainment expertise with media makers worldwide. Your role will be to provide assistance to the research staff by helping with the data collection, assisting in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis and working with the team to draft reports for the State Department. An interest in entertainment and/or public diplomacy is helpful, but not required. Dependability, attention to detail and good communication skills are a must, as is an ability to take notes and interpret that information for different audiences. Students can work remotely but should be available for periodic in-person check ins at the Norman Lear Center offices. The project runs through December 2019. Hourly rate: $15/hr.
Watch TV: Charitable Giving Research Internship
Do you want to get paid for watching television? We are currently seeking interns to join our team for an exciting new research project analyzing television mentions of charitable giving content. Students can complete work from home. Students with media coding experience encouraged to apply. This project runs through December 2019. Hourly rate: $15/hr.
Social Media Internship
Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the Norman Lear Center, provides industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health, safety and security storylines. We are currently seeking interns with an interest in public health and entertainment education to work with our Transmedia Specialist to conduct social media tracking and outreach on various health- and safety-related campaigns. Experience with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram a must. Other administrative duties may also apply. Students can work remotely but should be available for periodic check-ins at the Norman Lear Center offices. This is an unpaid internship but current students may be able to receive academic credit.
Sentinel Awards Event Assistants
Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the Norman Lear Center, provides industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health, safety and security storylines. We are currently seeking event assistants for the 2019 Sentinel Awards, an annual gala that recognizes exemplary achievements in TV storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives. Event assistants must be available on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 2pm-10pm. Assistants will help with event logistics such as set-up, check-in, packing and unpacking boxes, escorting guests to tables, and clean-up after the event. Assistants will be able to enjoy the program and dinner. A pre-event meeting will take place at the Norman Lear Center office in late October.
Biometrics Research Internship
Our Media Impact Project is entering Phase 2 of our ideology and entertainment research study and is looking for a graduate-level student intern who is interested in understanding the biological effects of entertainment consumption. Your role will be to work with our research team to help recruit participants for a lab study, record biometric data, and other duties. This internship is unpaid.
Looking for students who enjoy diving deep into academic research to find answers and ideas to questions about media’s impact. Research interns work independently on a variety of research projects, helping with information management, drafting documents and completing other related tasks. Applicants should have some experience with academic research portals, be able to work independently, have excellent time management skills and a keen attention to detail. This internship is unpaid.
Interested students should send their resume and a brief statement of interest to Veronica Jauriqui, the Norman Lear Center’s Special Projects Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.