Winternships offer students a valuable "boot camp" experience in the media industry through placements at esteemed film and media organizations across the country. Participants in Winternships gain immersive exposure to various sectors within the media industry, such as journalism, radio, advertising, film production, talent management, marketing, and beyond. Students engage in special projects, shadow professionals, and actively participate in daily operations at their assigned sites. These sites are located in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and others. Students have the opportunity to intern at prestigious media agencies such as Havas Media, United Talent Agency, The Boston Globe, SmartyPants Pictures, and more. Winternships are available to students of all majors and class levels, including seniors set to graduate in December, and are offered during the January break.
Past Winternship sites have included:
- Annapurna Pictures
- Bona Fide Productions
- Filmmakers Collaborative
- Glass Entertainment Group
- Smartypants Pictures
- United Talent Agency (UTA)
- WNET/Channel 13
Winternship applications for January 2024 will open in October 2023.
Contact Leslie Goldberg with questions.
Sam Dieringer (A25), WGBH Radio
Amazing experience. As a wintern at GBH, I was immediately thrusted into the face-paced, dynamic operations of a major newsroom. I ventured into Boston almost daily, covering a variety of topics from the Red Sox to local politics to MLK day. I interviewed activists, business owners, and tourists, sat in on multiple shows in-studio, and sent in audio that was broadcasted live on air. I capped off the experience by having an original article published on GBH’s official website. Throughout the experience, the GBH team was very helpful and didn’t hesitate to challenge me — they treated me like I truly was a member of their full time staff. A special thank you to Craig LeMoult (Tufts alum), Leslie Goldberg, and the entire GBH Radio team! I hope to come back to GBH in the near future.
Ella McConnell (A24), Bona Fide Productions
During my Winternship at Bona Fide Productions, I practiced pre-production aspects of cinematic storytelling. I wrote script coverage and compiled casting recommendations for upcoming feature-length screenplays. I then participated in creative discussions with my supervisors around these projects where I presented my opinions for debate. I came out of this experience with a better grasp on formulating and communicating my opinions while balancing a decisive presentation.
Anika Buder-Greenwood (A25), Marketplace Morning Report
My Winternship at Marketplace was an extremely valuable experience. The week was well-structured and a perfect combination of learning, listening, and getting to engage and share my own ideas. The colleagues I worked with were kind, extremely competent people and I enjoyed getting to know them. My point of contact, a Tufts alum, was amazing, and worked hard to foster a warm environment for learning; I felt like part of the Marketplace family for the week. Everyone was extremely willing to help me succeed and happy to connect me with people they thought would be helpful for my media career journey. The highlight of the week was when I heard my voice (briefly!) featured on NPR!
Keila McCabe (A24), C-Space
My Winternship experience was amazing. It gave me confidence in both myself, and my abilities to exist and thrive in the professional world, and also the decisions I continue to make about my career trajectory. C–Space was incredibly welcoming environment full of people who wanted to and succeeded in connecting with me and teaching me valuable lessons about the new-age of marketing and market research. Through my hands-on experience trying out receiving and executing on a brief, I have a better understanding of what it would look like to do something like market research on the daily – and I truly loved that sneak preview!