Local Internships


The Ohio State University's Film Studies Program is proud to announce internships that are being developed locally in Columbus, Ohio. We currently have non-paid/for-credit internships that coincide with video production, film exhibition, and film criticism (See list and descriptions below).

Students who are interested in this internship opportunity should send an email of application to filmstudies@osu.edu, containing: the student's full name, contact information, rank, and a brief statement of interest (approximately 100 words) summarizing the applicant's audio/visual technical aptitude. IF the student has a resume or C.V. they should also include that in their application. Applications should be sent during the previous terms course enrollment period and review of applications will be ongoing until the internship is filled.

Please note that an expression of interest will not automatically qualify an applicant for the internship.  The Film Studies Program will be in contact by phone or email with more information.  Applications will be accepted and reviewed upon receipt until the internship has been filled.

Review of applicants will begin as of the following dates:

Fall Internships - 3rd week of August

Spring Internships - 4th week of November

Summer Internships - 4th week of March


Current Opportunities

WOSU Public Media - Part-Time Internship Positions  (New Spring 2019)

TV Studio Production Internship
Job Description
Intern responsibilities include the following:
 Operate television studio cameras
 Set up and run teleprompter
 Set up and tear down television sets
 Assist in television lighting
 Run lighting dimmer panel
 Assume more challenging technical duties as skills develop and competence grows
o Proven record of reliability
o Good communication skills
o Demonstrated organizational skills
o Careful attention to detail
Work Schedule
At the minimum, must be able to work Fridays 1:00 to 5:00 pm and
Mondays, 5:00 to 9:00pm



Broad and High Logo

Job Description:

Successful candidates will work with the producer of Broad & High, WOSU-TV’s Emmy-award winning weekly magazine program showcasing arts and culture stories from around Central Ohio.  Interns will learn about television production from conception to completion and have the opportunity to actively participate in field and studio shoots, learn and perform various production roles, and edit videos for web/social and broadcast. 

Likely tasks will include:

  • Video Editing (Adobe Premiere)
  • Teleprompter Operation
  • Some writing and organizational tasks
  • Camera Operation
  • Assistant Producing
  • Other duties as assigned


Media & Communications majors preferred; completion of upper level video or multimedia production courses desired; knowledge and familiarity of video editing practices and understanding of data management and storage; work record of reliability and strong organizational skills

Work days and times:

Flexible, up to 20 hours a week

Work site is located at the Fawcett Center on Olentangy River Road

Cohen Film Collection (All Terms)

The Cohen Film Collection is a world renowned collection of silent and sound motion pictures. Holdings include the films of Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith, as well as a large library of British films, selected Hollywood classics, experimental films and more. The Internship will give students a chance to work with a classic film distributor and collection which distributes films domestically and internationally, maintains a vast collection of historical artifacts from classical cinema, and routinely produce film to digital transfers of films for DVD and BluRay release. Specific duties may entail quality checking dvd and blu-ray releases, pulling frame grabs, filing, research and writing of synopses, prepping films (DCP and 35MM to be shipped), re-shelving films or retrieving them, and film inspection (normally 35MM). Students interested in preservation, archives, and distribution should apply for this opportunity. 

Medical Center Media Productions (All Terms)

Student Interns will gain production experience in both studio and field settings in lighting, audio, set design and many other aspects in addition to hands-on experience with shooting and editing video.  Due to the increased need for videos for the Medical Center’s youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/osumedicalcenter ), advanced student interns could have the opportunity to pitch and produce videos somewhat independently.

Media and Public Relations Broadcast Internship (All Terms)

Want the chance to participate alongside producers of the TODAY ShowGood Morning America, CNN? What about being on location with crews of TV episodes like The Rachael Ray ShowGlee, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show? Sports venues such as HBO Real Sports and ESPN?

The Media and Public Relations Broadcast Internships offered through Film Studies provides educational, hands-on experience combining skills in media public relations, administration, and production. Interns prepare and facilitate the creation of academically informed materials that represent The Ohio State University to both local and world-wide consumers of media, often working with on-camera talent and large broadcast/distribution outlets directly.

Opportunities exist for students to learn how to pitch to national networks, handle the business side of public relations, and gain hands-on experience setting up live national network interviews. Students will have some opportunity to enhance video production skills and help contribute to our YouTube Channel: http://go.osu.edu/JJN. Social media platforms, such as the use of Twitter for pitching experts, and our interactive web site, will allow students to be creative in assisting with our national reputation goals. As a graded component for this internship students will be assigned a personal blog in which they must maintain weekly posts aimed at fine-tune their skills in creating content in different media forms.

College of Arts and Sciences Technology Services (All Terms)

Looking for a chance to learn about how educational multimedia is produced in the largest college in one of the largest universities in America? Interns for Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Academic Technology Services studio learn to capture audio and video in both studio and field settings, using a variety of lighting and sound-capture techniques. Interns are involved from the start to finish, from first meeting to asset capture to editing to final meetings with clients. Interns will work with the full Adobe suite and a variety of Ohio State enterprise software and leave with portfolio assets in a variety of genres. Potential interns must be familiar with Adobe Premiere and basics of video production.