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FMS Media Winternship Program

FMS Winternships are intensive internships that offer students immersive experiences in prestigious media organizations across the country. Winternships provide valuable real-world training in various media sectors, such as filmmaking, television, radio, advertising, marketing, public relations, digital media, and journalism. Participants engage in special projects, shadow professionals, and actively participate in the daily operations of their assigned sites.

Winternships take place over winter break, typically last 1-2 weeks, and may take place in-person, hybrid, or remotely. Some Winternships may also be offered for course credit.

Applicants must meet specific academic criteria, have relevant coursework in media studies, and submit well-researched and thought-provoking essays tailored to each Winternship site. Sites are listed below - you may choose 1-2 specific sites to apply to. Please read the descriptions carefully to learn about what each site is offering before choosing and submitting your application. 

You do not need to be an FMS major or minor to apply.


To learn more, visit our website and check out our Media Internship Blog!

2024 Site Details

Smartypants Pictures


Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice

Remote or Hybrid/NH

Commonwealth Cooperative

Remote or Hybrid/Providence

Hybrid/Boston, MA

Filmmakers Collaborative


Trickle Up

Remote or Hybrid/NYC

Bona Fide Productions


Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture

Hybrid/Arlington, MA

United Talent Agency


Glass Entertainment Group


The Umbrella Arts Center

Hybrid/Concord, Ma

2024 Application

October 31, 2023, Applications open


November 14, 2023, Applications close


November 24, 2023, Decision notifications sent


December 11, 2023 | time TBD, Mandatory orientation meeting for all accepted Winterns

Please read carefully before applying:

  • Apply for up to TWO Winternships.

  • Indicate your preference order if selecting two sites. If you have no specific order in mind, you will still be considered for both options. Review the site details thoroughly to understand what each site offers before making your choices and submitting your application.

  • Submit a brief essay tailored to each specific site. Familiarize yourself with the internship details for each site, research the respective company, and integrate this information into your essay. Please avoid submitting a generic essay for all chosen sites.

  • If selected for a site that requires credit, you must enroll in the one-credit internship course (FMS 99-03) during the Spring 2023 semester.

  • International students are welcome to apply. However, due to CPT regulations, if accepted, you must enroll in the one-credit internship course (FMS 99-03), even if the site does not require credit.

  • Do not contact the sites independently for information or applications. All applications must be submitted through FMS. Contacting the sites directly will result in disqualification from the Winternship program.

  • Ensure that your applications are complete and submitted on time. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. If you have a special circumstance that prevents you from submitting on time, please reach out to



Why are you interested in this particular Winternship opportunity and career field?

Essay Requirements

  • Each essay must be 300 words or less.

  • You MUST write a separate essay for each site if you apply to more than one 

  • You MUST tailor each essay to the specific site you are applying to, rather than writing one general essay for all sites. 

  • You MUST include your name and site name on the essay

  • In your answer, be sure to address the following:

    • What experience and/or interests do you have that make you a good candidate for this position? 

    • What do you hope to gain from this Winternship experience?

    • How does this opportunity relate to your liberal arts education? 

Application Instructions

Part 1:


Complete the online application: site choices will be requested here.

Part 2:

Submit the following documents to Interfolio

  1. Resume

  2. Tufts unofficial transcript (available on SIS)

  3. Essay(s) - one for each you are applying to. Please note: if you are submitting more than one essay, you can submit second essay as a "other" document in Interfolio

Video testimonial created by Kaycee Feldman, former FMS Wintern

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