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Emerging Media/Cable Entertainment Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Networking opportunities Intern events Social events Summer festivals at NBCUNIVERSAL Etc.

What I wish was different

For a digital internship, it was super informative of the different systems used by the company. But I wish I could have had a more immersive experience in understanding why the company has and enforces certain protocols and regulations.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and point out problems in existing systems. You never know, it might actually help them identify and fix a bigger issue.
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Creative Marketing Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

NBCUniversal is characterized by a work-culture that truly values its employees and interns. As a Summer Creative Marketing Intern, I felt that my voice and contributions to my team were valued, and there were a lot of opportunities and projects that allowed me to expand upon my skills and build my network.

What I wish was different

My confidence level in my skills when I first entered the internship.

Advice

Be confident in yourself, trust the process, and do your best work, because you never know who around you is watching. Also, don't be afraid to ask for assistance or advice from the people you work around, nine times out of ten they are more than willing to be of service to you and help.
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Runner

May - July 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The atmosphere of getting to go to the stanley cup finals for free.

What I wish was different

I wish i could have had a bigger role during my time there.

Advice

Enjoy every moment while working there because you never know when they will need you again.
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Production Intern

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The internship program was formal and well-planned, with many opportunities for professional development.

What I wish was different

I think that the experience would have been more well-rounded with greater opportunities if it had been in person!

Advice

In any internship, but especially at NBC, make sure to reach out to employees in different apartments to have informal chats and informational interviews. You never know how they'll come into play in your future career!
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Development Intern

January - May 2020 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

I loved the environment, I felt very connected to the team and included.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have the entire semester in person, due to COVID it moved to remote, but I still really enjoyed my remote experience

Advice

Always communicate with your supervisors. If you have questions, try to avoid reaching out to your bosses first, and talk to some other interns or people around you to work it out yourself before bothering the busier people.
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Photography Intern (Virtual)

June - August 2020 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

The NBCUniversal Internship Program provided its virtual interns with a memorable and educational experience despite the program being remote. They held many seminars, panels, and fun activities for interns to participate in over the summer. Personally, I was fortunate to have a supportive, welcoming supervisor and a team who provided me with engaging tasks and meetings with high-profile company employees. I gained invaluable knowledge about the entertainment industry from my short time with NBCUniversal that will benefit me throughout my future career.

What I wish was different

I mainly wish the program would have been in-person. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer program was moved to a remote setting. I was extremely disappointed, as I was greatly anticipating spending the summer in Universal City, CA and working in the NBCUniversal office. Other than this, I would not have changed anything about my internship.

Advice

Try to schedule as many informational meetings as possible. With your company email address, you have access to the entire NBCUniversal employee directory to reach out and connect with people; don't be afraid to send emails that could possibly create name recognition/familiarity. Connect with your fellow interns on LinkedIn or social media, as they could become valuable connections (and even friends!). The internship program is meant to learn new skills, build a network, and prepare students for their careers; take advantage of all the opportunities presented to you while you can.
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Publicity Intern

September - November 2020 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

Everyone in the department was extremely nice and open to helping in anyway they could - offering advice, answering questions, including interns in different events & projects, scheduling informationals. Every project and assigned task always had a purpose and was very engaging.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer, but during these unprecedented times, it's completely understandable.

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity and get to know the people you work with - fellow interns and staff alike. Don't be afraid to reach out and build those connections!
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News Diversity Fellow

June - July 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The in-depth fireside chats over professional development.

What I wish was different

Being able to have more hands on experience.

Advice

Prepare to follow up with each panelists and network with your team members.
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Sales and Marketing Intern

September 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The company is amazing and very supportive towards interns. My team was very helpful and valued my role at the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Development and programming intern

August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Bosses want you to get involved on assignments so you learn more specifics.

What I wish was different

Advice

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USA/Syfy Alternative Programming & Production Intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I loved the opportunities available for networking with other executives on the USA/Syfy team. People often set aside over an hour of their day to brainstorm with me about potential career opportunities at NBC and share their personal experience navigating careers in entertainment. i found the work environment to be friendly, open, creative and exciting.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had received a long-term internship project for the summer. My team at USA/Syfy received a different number of interns than originally anticipated, which made spearheading an individualized project slightly difficult. Nonetheless, my co-intern and I were eager to tackle the assignment, and I would have loved to see that happen.

Advice

Definitely don't be afraid to challenge yourself and tackle assignments beyond your original internship description. If you hear executives talking about tasks at hand, from creative research to budget analysis, where you believe you can lend your skills, it doesn't hurt to ask at an appropriate time and see how you can assist. It's a great way to broader your skillset and gain a more comprehensive understanding of how projects come to live in entertainment.
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Assistant Editor

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The atmosphere and the opportunity to learn longform editing.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was more in the loop about the timeline of the projects I was working on.

Advice

Have fun with it and talk to your editors as much as possible!!
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Ad Sales Intern

June 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved my team and the work they gave me. They really wanted to develop my skills and catered my tasks towards my interests.

What I wish was different

I wish they offered full time!

Advice

Meet as many people as you can!
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Oxygen Digital Editorial Intern

January - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked that the team trusted me to do my projects, and as I got comfortable, they challenged me with more work and assignments that were within my skill set. They were very open to me asking about what I want to learn and what I may be interested in! I grew a lot and learned so much.

What I wish was different

I guess I wish there was more structure to the job. Sometimes there were times where I wasn't entirely sure how long I should take with assignments, or I wouldn't have something to do. I also wish just in general that NBCU offers intern a day to shadow at a different department, so we could see what other people do.

Advice

Do the most. Don't do the minimum. When given an assignment, don't take forever to do it just because you're going to be at work until 6 p.m. anyways. Do assignments with vigor. They know when you're not keeping up as you should, when you're not pushing. They may not say anything, but they know. I can tell by the behaviors.
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USA & Syfy Networks Alternative Programming & Production Intern

June - September 2019 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

The people who work in this department are incredibly passionate about what they do, and always want to hear your opinions and understanding of new reality shows (i.e. what you would watch and why, what you have watched, etc.). They always made sure that the other interns and I felt like members of the team rather than just interns!

What I wish was different

The work load can be a little light sometimes, so finding things to keep yourself busy can be difficult. But, those 'empty work' days are nice breaks when larger work with tight deadlines come in that can take a week or so to finish.

Advice

The internship is what you make of it! The office flows in its own way, and being an intern that makes yourself integral to that flow can help give you more work and more opportunities.
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Creative Film Music Intern

September - December 2019 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

Learning how the Film Music industry works from the inside of arguably the highest-profile company was incredible. All the after-work events, such as film screenings and work parties were great fun and amazing network opportunities. Lunches with executives and supervisors was another highlight for me. My absolute favorite part was putting together playlists for songs to potentially be used in Universal films.

What I wish was different

Perhaps I would've liked to be even more hands-on with some of the non-creative parts of the job. That couldn't really be helped since I was in the creative department, so it's a good problem.

Advice

You get what you put in. Don't ever be afraid to talk to someone at your internship. They're just people, even if they have your dream job. Always give an effort to be pleasant, because being personable is more important than anything when you're a student or intern. As in intern, you truly don't have much experience to offer, so recruiters and bosses look for someone with a heart to learn. Humility, eagerness to learn, and initiative are the most important things one can ever offer.
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Intern

September 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved how encouraging and kind my supervisors were. The work was very meaningful and it really felt like I was contributing to my team.

What I wish was different

There is nothing more this internship could have offered. I got a lot of real world experience I would not have received anywhere else.

Advice

Be willing to work for long periods of time, and keep yourself organized. Take notes and remember names.
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Entertainment Research Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was a new experience working in the Entertainment Industry. I liked doing work in an industry i’m really interested in.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Scheduling and Research Intern

June - July 2019 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

My managers were very willing to teach me. Any question was welcomed and answered.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship could have lasted longer.

Advice

Internships are meant for you to connect with the employees at a company. Not necessarily for you to learn what to do it how to work. Take time to set up informational with people you find interesting or people whose positions intrigue you.
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News Intern

June 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Opportunities to go out in the field with reporters, help in studio during shows

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It can be stressful, so be ready to take on multiple tasks and handle it well
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