Winternships provide a media "boot camp" experience at highly regarded film and media organizations around the country. Students who do winternships get intensive exposure to the media industry in a range of fields, including journalism, radio, advertising, film production, talent management, marketing, and more. Offered for one week during the January winter break, winternships are available through a competitive, application-only process and are open to students of all majors and classes, including seniors graduating in December.

Congratulations to our 2018 winterns! Our winterns interned for one week with film and media professionals in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia and Providence. Thank you to all of the site supervisors that hosted winterns this year at the following companies and organizations: APCO Worldwide, BBK Worldwide, Bona Fide Productions, The Boston Globe, DigitasLBi, Filmmakers Collaborative, Glass Entertainment Group, Greenough Brand Storytellers, GREY New York, Havas Media, Hill Holliday, NBC-Providence, Smartypants Pictures, Trickle Up, UTA, WBUR, WGBH-Children’s Media, WGBH Radio, and WNET/Channel 13.

Cosponsored by the Film and Media Studies Program & the Tufts Career Center

Recent winternship sites include:

BBK Worldwide
The Boston Globe
David Sutherland Productions
Digitas LBI
Filmmaker's Collaborative
Greenough Brand Storytellers
Havas Media
WGBH Radio

Los Angeles
Bona Fide Productions
United Talent Agency

New York
Grey Advertising
Seftel Productions
Starwood Hotels
Trickle Up
Young & Rubicam

Nancy Glass Productions

Read The Boston Globe feature story on our program.

Here’s what some of our students have said about their Winternship experiences:

"My Winternship at BBK Worldwide changed my life. Before that week, I had always pictured myself working in a hospital or university—never marketing. I put my complete heart and soul into my five days at BBK and…at the end of the week, I had a completely different perspective on what I wanted to do with my life. All of the so-called 'critical thinking' that I had been hearing about since high school finally felt applicable to the real world."
—Jennifer Konick

"I had a wonderful experience working at Nancy Glass Productions. Nancy was so hospitable and spent so much individual attention with us, even taking extra measures to make sure we understood what she was doing. She took time to listen to our ideas and go over her own in great detail. Even though we were only there for a week, her incredible team took time to get to know us and we got to interview them about their jobs and experiences. The experience was invaluable and I learned so much about reality television production and the industry itself."
—Maya Blackstone

"My week at WNET/Channel 13 News was one of my most valuable experiences as a media student. I sat in on pilot-planning meetings, pitched my own ideas, and even helped write scripts and social media posts. The Tufts alums on-site were welcoming and inclusive, and I felt incredibly lucky to be able to learn so much about a career path in only five days."
—Mackenzie Brewster