Hampshire College has two grants available to support students doing film and video internships.
1. The Tom Joslin Internship Award
The Tom Joslin Internship Award supports students doing internships in the film/video industry, which can include television, performance art that includes video, and screenwriting. Grants range from $200-$1,000, depending on financial need and availability of funding.
2. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Internship Grant: Not available in 2015
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Internship Grant supports two students doing internships with employers focused on theatrical motion picture production. At least half of the grant funding must be awarded to students from groups underrepresented in the motion picture industry, which includes women, people of color, and other minority groups. Internships related to all aspects of film or video production intended for the big screen (including animation, narrative, and documentary film) are eligible. Internships focused on television or the Internet, or on producing film festivals are not eligible. Students must commit to at least 200 hours at the internship.
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH
IMPORTANT: Students with high financial need doing internships with Hampshire alums, please apply ASAP. If your ability to do the internship is contingent upon funding, we will do our best to notify you early.
Who is eligible?
In order to be considered for either grant, you must:
1. Be a current Hampshire student in good academic and disciplinary standing.
2. Be returning to Hampshire upon completion of the internship (graduating students and students taking a non-academic leave are not eligible).
3. Have a letter from an internship supervisor verifying that you have been offered an eligible internship.
Priority will be given to students who are doing eligible internships with Hampshire alums through the Creative Media Internship Program, and who can demonstrate financial need; however, students doing other internships will also be considered.
HOW TO APPLY
Please download and complete the application packet, and submit it in one envelope to the Career Options Resource Center, or by email to Sharón Friedner: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application packet includes a letter to your internship supervisor as well as a recommendation form. You may wish to email those forms to the appropriate parties instead of sending a hard copy. For your convenience, we have separated those forms from the application packet for easy emailing:
Tom Joslin image credit, above: Jennifer Levesque