The NYTVF often seeks highly motivated and enthusiastic interns to assist with preparation for the annual New York Television Festival, held each year in NYC. The NYTVF seeks highly motivated college students and recent grads with an interest in television production, event coordination, critical thinking, and a love of all things TV.


With this internship opportunity, the NYTVF offers a unique crash course in all things TV, with regular talks on what goes into making a successful series, on-site curation and critique of materials, lunches designed to enhance interns industry understanding, and more.


Internship Requirements

Ideal candidates should be college students, recent graduates, or students enrolled in a graduate program with a strong interest in the world of television, an understanding and appreciation of unscripted television formats, a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and access to a laptop. Previous office experience is preferred, and previous festival experience is a plus. As part of the internship, candidates are required to attend and work at the Festival as the conclusion of their internship.


Candidates should be available for either part-time or full-time positions, with a minimum of 20 hours/week. As this internship is unpaid, students can register the internship for academic credit with their college or university, though this is not required. Additionally, a daily food/transportation stipend will be provided.



SPRING Internship

Dates: February through mid-May + Festival Participation

Description: Interns will work closely with the NYTVF staff in the acquisition and curation of all Festival-related content, including the Independent Pilot Competition and NYTVF Scripts. Interns will:

  • Have exclusive access to Festival materials
  • Help in the planning and development of events
  • Be responsible for various projects throughout the spring

Candidates with varied entertainment interests are welcome, though those with interest in social media, outreach, television critique, script coverage, and writing are of particular interest.



About the NYTVF

The NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios, agencies, production companies, and brands. Year-round submission opportunities for TV and digital development culminate at the annual New York Television Festival, uniting indie creators, industry decision-makers, and TV fans alike.


For more information about the NYTVF and the NYTVF Internship Program, contact Emily Damron, Manager of Artistic Operations at





The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. A pioneer of the “independent television” movement, the Festival strives to construct new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model.

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