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Vandy-in-Hollywood Summer Internship Program
About the Program
The Vandy-in-Hollywood Summer Internship Program is a joint production by the Center for Student Professional Development and Vandy-in-Hollywood (VIH), an alumni affinity group. This unique program provides "in the trenches" knowledge to supplement the Vanderbilt academic experience.
Since the inception of the Vandy-in-Hollywood Summer Internship Program in 2006, it has become a leading university program in the entertainment industry, with approximately 15-20 students per year participating in summer internships at Hollywood's top networks, studios, agencies, distributors, and production companies. This "summer in L.A." experience also includes guest lecturers, pre-release film screenings, studio tours and many other special events presented by Vanderbilt alumni.
Previously, students participated in internships with the following employers:
Agency for the Performing Arts
Amsel Eisenstadt & Frazier
Double Feature Films
NBCUniversal/Attack of the Show/G4
New Wave Entertainment
Universal Music Group
Valeo ManagementWind Dancer
To see the types of internships that have been available in previous years, please download our Participating Companies document.
To help you evaluate and prepare for living and working in L.A., be sure to read the ViHSIP Handbook. You'll find tips, advice, and resources--much of it compiled from former ViHSIP interns--on program costs, housing options, and more. A set of Frequently Asked Questions is also available to review.
Important Program Dates
February 13, 2014: Student applications due. (Scroll down for Application ↓ )
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit your completed application by Midnight on Wednesday, February 19.
Week of February 20, 2014: Mentoring conversations begin.
March 13, 2014: Deadline to apply to three (3) specific positions after mentoring conversations. To be eligible for this, students must turn in their initial application by February 13 and participate in a mentoring conversation.
Late March to Mid-April: Students interview with ViHSIP employers.
Early April to Mid- May: Students learn if they have received an offer through ViHSIP.
Late April: Mandatory meeting with all ViHSIP students at the Center. Program Participants will be emailed meeting date/time.
Late May to Mid-August: Interning in Los Angeles!
Students participating in ViHSIP must apply for and receive academic credit in a one-credit course through Vanderbilt University. To learn more about the process for receiving academic credit for internships including information about the Summer Internship Subsidy, please see the Academic Credit for Internships section on the Internships page of our website.
Applications are closed for the summer 2014 cohort. Check back in January 2015.
ViHSIP vs VMA
Curious about the difference between ViHSIP and the VMA program? Download our ViHSIP vs VMA chart to see a side-by-side comparison.
Have additional questions?
Stop by the Center for Student Professional Development during walk-in hours to get answers to your questions about the program.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Student Life Center, 2nd Floor
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Commons Center, #217
Noon - 3:00 p.m.