Grady LA Field Study and Internship Program
Intern in the Entertainment Industry for eight-weeks in LA during the summer.
Why Grady L.A.?
While an internship is not a requirement for graduation, many faculty highly recommend that students obtain an internship during their time at Grady. While some students find local internships during the fall and spring semesters, many students choose to intern during the summer months.
With numerous Grady College students interested in pursuing careers in entertainment development, production, marketing, and distribution; each summer, many students choose to intern with companies in Los Angeles. Grady students have completed internships with companies in L.A. such as Twentieth Century Fox, Double Feature Films, Playtone Productions, MGM, E! Entertainment, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Aero Films, Participant, ABC Television, Wild Plum, Legend of the Seeker, Community, and Modern Family.
While some students interning in Los Angeles, chose to return to Georgia or go elsewhere to pursue their careers, many students return to Los Angles after graduation. Some students are offered jobs from the companies that they interned with during the summer.
Given the substantial student interest in the field of entertainment, the demand for internships in L.A., and the increasing number of alumni and companies that continue to reach out to Grady students, the Grady College is establishing a formal presence in Los Angeles with the introduction of the Grady L.A. Summer Study Program. The structure of a formal internship program with the additional coursework, allow students to receive academic instruction and professional, industry experience.
Arrive Saturday, June 3.
Begin internships on Monday, June 5. Internships end on Friday, July 28.
Move out of apartments and head home on Saturday, July 29.
Students are responsible for two sets of fees on all field studies programs. The program tuition, for six credit hours of study (3 internship, 3 Industry Studies course) are billed to your UGA student account with appropriate university fees. If you are a HOPE recipient, these funds will be applied to your tuition costs.
The program fee is a separate fee that covers the costs of attendance on the Grady LA program. This includes eight weeks of housing in fully-furnished apartments, a series of program events, including a networking function with Grady and UGA alumni.
The most current program fee information can be found in the Go Abroad Portal, where students will complete their application. Fees can fluctuate based on program expenses, but generally stay nearly the same year to year. For additional questions, please speak to Program Coordinator Rebekah Ryan at 706-542-4181 or (email@example.com).