Senior Jordan Collins is participating in the Television Academy Foundation’s student internship program in North Hollywood this summer.
As a production management intern, Collins is working in both an office and on set of a television show.
“Each intern is assigned a host production company to work for,” she said. “I will be working for Tremendous Entertainment. They produce shows like Bizarre Foods, Ghost Asylum and many more.”
The academy—which bestows the prestigious Emmy Awards—also hosts networking events for interns throughout the summer, and Collins is eager to take advantage of them.
“I hope to gain many connections through professionals and other interns in the program,” she said. “TV is my passion and what I plan on doing after graduation, so I will gain so much knowledge and experience from this internship to prepare me for the job. This is my dream internship because I know it’s one step closer to a great career in the industry and a chance for me to learn.”
The foundation selects roughly 50 college students from around the country for the program each year. Collins learned about it from an alumna who also participated in the program. She credited faculty and her collegiate experiences for the internship.
“I don’t think I would be here if I hadn’t transferred to Stephens three years ago,” she said. “I have learned so much both through classes and opportunities provided by Stephens. I work for both True/False Film Fest and Citizen Jane, I work in the School of Performing Arts’ box office, and I stage manage the senior dance concerts. All of these opportunities have helped me gain skills I need for this internship. The faculty is so supportive in everything I strive to do—which is a lot since I am a film major, theatre minor and business minor.”
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