Film and Media Studies Winternship Program
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. Students will work on special projects, shadow employees, or participate in the daily work at the sites. Sites are located in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities. You could intern at a top-notch media agency such as Havas Media, United Talent Agency, The Boston Globe, SmartyPants Pictures, and more!

Offered the first week in January, Winternships are open to students of all majors and classes, including seniors graduating in December.

*Please note: Unfortunately, due to U.S. visa regulations, Winternships are not available to international students.

Contact Leslie Goldberg with questions.

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

Past Winternship sites have included:

  • Annapurna Pictures
  • Bona Fide Productions
  • C-Space
  • Filmmakers Collaborative
  • Glass Entertainment Group
  • ICM
  • Smartypants Pictures
  • United Talent Agency (UTA)
  • W2O Group
  • WBUR
  • WGBH
  • WNET/Channel 13

Each year’s list of Winternship sites will become available when the application goes live in October.

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