Earlier in February, CAMS hosted an Orange Couch lunchtime discussion with current Carleton students who have had internships related to film and media production. Two of our students, Matt Spevack '13 and Felicity Flesher '14, offer some additional thoughts and advice about internships in the wide world of CAMS!
Matt spent last summer working as a (full-time paid!) Video Post Production and Digital Media Intern at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY. Matt had worked at a few smaller, independent studios previously, but he said that he "gained a lot of experience working at such a large art institution which was a very different experience from previous internships." The Museum of Moving Image offers pretty unique (and competitive) possibilities with paid internships in a lot of different and interest-specific areas of media, and Matt says his experience there was incredible, but "even if your internship isn't so glamorous/educational/lucrative, just put up with it, stick with it, add it to your resume, and apply for another one."