Stonehill students are required to secure their own internships as part of the Los Angeles Internship program, but will have access to a number of resources through the Career Development Center including the Career Mentor Database, online internship search databases, postings in Handshake and the support of Career Advisors staff. Students will participate in an orientation specific to their program that will cover internship search strategies and techniques, the interview process, and Stonehill connections in the particular location. Accepted students will also be asked to complete a mock interview with a member of the Career Development team to help them prepare for internship interviews.
Hear What Our Stonehill in Los Angeles Alumni Have to Say......
Love Boussiquot '16
Intern at NBC Entertainment - Publicity
Major: Mediated Communications
What do you love about living in LA? What I love most about LA is that everyday can turn into an adventure. Most of those adventures happen because you can't stand traffic and need a change of plans. I've also discovered that Los Angeles is actually an incredibly beautiful place, you can go from the 405 to a beautiful canyon with a waterfall in just 20 minutes.
What skills your internship has given you? This internship has definitely taught me to be much more self sufficient. After a certain amount of time people stop telling you what it is that needs to get done. I think this internship truly taught me responsibility especially because my actions don't affect only myself can affect many people.
Liam Dacko '16
Intern at Storyverse Studios & MPRM Communications
Major: Mediated Communications
What you love about LA: For a TV lover like me, coming to LA is like entering the Promised Land. I’ve gotten the opportunity to do so many TV-related activities, including going to a red carpet premiere, attending a television festival featuring the stars of Scandal, Arrow, and The Flash, and watching a live taping of the show Last Man Standing! I feel like I’ve gone to Heaven!
Internship Duties: At Storyverse Studios, I serve a variety of functions. Primarily, I write Buzzfeed-style articles for the company’s website. In addition, I have served as a production assistant on the set of the studio’s web series, Super Fan Party Plan. At MPRM Communications, I assist with a variety of public relations activities, including updating press lists, maintaining the company’s library of publications, preparing press clippings for clients, and drafting press releases.
What skills the internship gives you: In addition to teaching me various skills related to production, public relations, and writing for media, the time I have spent at my internship has taught me that what I have to say matters. I am an introvert through and through. I’m often afraid to speak up because of what people might say. Being in this city full of larger-than-life personalities, I’ve gained a confidence that I've never had before.
Amanda Sullivan '16
Internship at EMC|Bowery
What you love about LA: I cannot choose one thing that I love about Los Angeles, but first THE WEATHER. It is always gorgeous in the city, and I'm so glad I got to escape the snow. I also really like the people here-- everyone is very laid back and personable.
Internship Duties: I am the publicity intern for EMC|Bowery, and one of my main duties is tracking and clipping all client press in the media. The internship also has me editing pitches and press releases for our various clients. I am required to complete case studies for specific events that our firm plans and hosts, such as pre-Oscars parties. Additionally, as an intern I assist in covering events around Los Angeles with EMC|Bowery.
What skills the internship gave you: The internship has taught me a lot about working under pressure. I often have strict deadlines for the tasks I am required to complete, and I have learned how to manage my time and get all of my work done efficiently. I have also familiarized myself with working in the entertainment industry. The internship has been very different from previous jobs and internships that I've had so working specifically with media has been an experience.