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Media Technology Intern

June 2019 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

The company culture. Interns have plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and people in leadership positions at the company.

What I wish was different

I wish the work was a little more technical in nature. I wrote lots of documentation and didn't do any actual coding.

Advice

Speak to people, everyone there was willing to share their experiences.
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Project Management Intern

June 2021 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I was able to gain experience in hands-on situations. I lead meetings, create metrics which I present bi-weekly to the team, developed a design for a change to the NBCNews app which I presented to leadership, wrote a published article, collaborated on the Intern Insider (Intern newsletter), and more.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Ad Sales Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great experience and got to work on really cool projects on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - manager was very nice and kind and everyone in my department was very welcoming.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship project would have been different - I personally don’t think there should be intern projects and we should focus more on work within our departments.

Advice

Learn as much as you can, reach out to people in different departments, and never be afraid to ask a million questions!
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Ad Sales Intern

June 2021 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I genuinely loved getting to know the professionals at NBCUniversal. My teams have been filled with inspirational professionals who are so willing to support me and give me opportunities to grow and learn something new.

What I wish was different

My internship at NBCUniversal has been remote since June. I am beyond grateful that I was given lots of resources, such as a company laptop or a reimbursement form to buy office supplies at home, I would have prefered to go into the office.

Advice

Lean into the experience. Whether you get "big" or "little" projects, all are opportunities to learn and develop new skills.
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Content Research Intern

August 2021 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

I love having such a supportive manager who is constantly encouraging me to ask questions and cheering me up. The work is constantly teaching me new skills.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Journalism and Research Intern

June - August 2021 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The people and work

What I wish was different

In person

Advice

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Post-Production Operations Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the fact that I was able to work with other interns in my program and do a summer long project with them.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship was in person, but due to Covid it was all online.

Advice

To make sure you network once in a company to learn about other departments and make yourself memorable
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Emerging Media/Cable Entertainment Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Networking opportunities Intern events Social events Summer festivals at NBCUNIVERSAL Etc.

What I wish was different

For a digital internship, it was super informative of the different systems used by the company. But I wish I could have had a more immersive experience in understanding why the company has and enforces certain protocols and regulations.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to speak your mind and point out problems in existing systems. You never know, it might actually help them identify and fix a bigger issue.
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Creative Marketing Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

NBCUniversal is characterized by a work-culture that truly values its employees and interns. As a Summer Creative Marketing Intern, I felt that my voice and contributions to my team were valued, and there were a lot of opportunities and projects that allowed me to expand upon my skills and build my network.

What I wish was different

My confidence level in my skills when I first entered the internship.

Advice

Be confident in yourself, trust the process, and do your best work, because you never know who around you is watching. Also, don't be afraid to ask for assistance or advice from the people you work around, nine times out of ten they are more than willing to be of service to you and help.
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Runner

May - July 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The atmosphere of getting to go to the stanley cup finals for free.

What I wish was different

I wish i could have had a bigger role during my time there.

Advice

Enjoy every moment while working there because you never know when they will need you again.
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Production Intern

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The internship program was formal and well-planned, with many opportunities for professional development.

What I wish was different

I think that the experience would have been more well-rounded with greater opportunities if it had been in person!

Advice

In any internship, but especially at NBC, make sure to reach out to employees in different apartments to have informal chats and informational interviews. You never know how they'll come into play in your future career!
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Development Intern

January - May 2020 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

I loved the environment, I felt very connected to the team and included.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have the entire semester in person, due to COVID it moved to remote, but I still really enjoyed my remote experience

Advice

Always communicate with your supervisors. If you have questions, try to avoid reaching out to your bosses first, and talk to some other interns or people around you to work it out yourself before bothering the busier people.
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Photography Intern (Virtual)

June - August 2020 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

The NBCUniversal Internship Program provided its virtual interns with a memorable and educational experience despite the program being remote. They held many seminars, panels, and fun activities for interns to participate in over the summer. Personally, I was fortunate to have a supportive, welcoming supervisor and a team who provided me with engaging tasks and meetings with high-profile company employees. I gained invaluable knowledge about the entertainment industry from my short time with NBCUniversal that will benefit me throughout my future career.

What I wish was different

I mainly wish the program would have been in-person. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the summer program was moved to a remote setting. I was extremely disappointed, as I was greatly anticipating spending the summer in Universal City, CA and working in the NBCUniversal office. Other than this, I would not have changed anything about my internship.

Advice

Try to schedule as many informational meetings as possible. With your company email address, you have access to the entire NBCUniversal employee directory to reach out and connect with people; don't be afraid to send emails that could possibly create name recognition/familiarity. Connect with your fellow interns on LinkedIn or social media, as they could become valuable connections (and even friends!). The internship program is meant to learn new skills, build a network, and prepare students for their careers; take advantage of all the opportunities presented to you while you can.
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Publicity Intern

September - November 2020 • Universal City, CA

What I liked

Everyone in the department was extremely nice and open to helping in anyway they could - offering advice, answering questions, including interns in different events & projects, scheduling informationals. Every project and assigned task always had a purpose and was very engaging.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer, but during these unprecedented times, it's completely understandable.

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity and get to know the people you work with - fellow interns and staff alike. Don't be afraid to reach out and build those connections!
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News Diversity Fellow

June - July 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The in-depth fireside chats over professional development.

What I wish was different

Being able to have more hands on experience.

Advice

Prepare to follow up with each panelists and network with your team members.
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Sales and Marketing Intern

September 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The company is amazing and very supportive towards interns. My team was very helpful and valued my role at the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Development and programming intern

August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Bosses want you to get involved on assignments so you learn more specifics.

What I wish was different

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USA/Syfy Alternative Programming & Production Intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I loved the opportunities available for networking with other executives on the USA/Syfy team. People often set aside over an hour of their day to brainstorm with me about potential career opportunities at NBC and share their personal experience navigating careers in entertainment. i found the work environment to be friendly, open, creative and exciting.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had received a long-term internship project for the summer. My team at USA/Syfy received a different number of interns than originally anticipated, which made spearheading an individualized project slightly difficult. Nonetheless, my co-intern and I were eager to tackle the assignment, and I would have loved to see that happen.

Advice

Definitely don't be afraid to challenge yourself and tackle assignments beyond your original internship description. If you hear executives talking about tasks at hand, from creative research to budget analysis, where you believe you can lend your skills, it doesn't hurt to ask at an appropriate time and see how you can assist. It's a great way to broader your skillset and gain a more comprehensive understanding of how projects come to live in entertainment.
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Assistant Editor

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The atmosphere and the opportunity to learn longform editing.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was more in the loop about the timeline of the projects I was working on.

Advice

Have fun with it and talk to your editors as much as possible!!
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Ad Sales Intern

June 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved my team and the work they gave me. They really wanted to develop my skills and catered my tasks towards my interests.

What I wish was different

I wish they offered full time!

Advice

Meet as many people as you can!
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