Cornell in Hollywood

The Cornell Club of Los Angeles maintains an extensive network of alumni who offer hands-on internships in the Hollywood area. Their internship program, now in its eighth year, has placed 135 students with over 40 Los Angeles companies.

The Department of Performing and Media Arts works closely with the Cornell Club of Los Angeles to connect students to the club's Cornell in Hollywood Program. While the program is administered by the Los Angeles group, Cornell faculty work closely with students to advise them.

The CIH Internship Program offers part-time and full-time internships, as well as a series of seminars and events. Students need to apply online, submitting an application, letters of recommendation, resume, and personal statement. Matches are made in the spring.

Company hosts change each year, but past hosts have included The Ant Farm, Beck Media, DreamWorks, and Liz Allen. Selected interns may be eligible to receive financial support for travel and housing through the department's PMA Internship Program.

Department of Performing and Media Arts Key Contacts

Faculty Leader:

Sabine Haenni, Associate Professor & Chair
Office phone: 607-254-5398

Administrative Contact:

Christopher Riley, Senior Department Manager
Office phone: 607-254-2731

Key Dates


Information sessions on campus for interested students. 


Deadline for student CiH online applications

Late March  

Students are matched with potential companies, phone interviews take place. 


Internship offers made. 

April 25

Application for Academic Credit due. 


Internship period begins. 


PMA will send a report template to the student near the end of the internship period. 


First or second week (dependent on internship). 


Student Internship Performance Appraisal due to PMA from the internship supervisor. Student Evaluation Report due to PMA from student intern.