1. The student’s first responsibility is to ensure that they have met all of the department’s prerequisites before seeking and obtaining an internship. Students locate internships on their own by pursuing a course of action similar to that of a job search. The TMA office provides weekly internship listings through the film.byu.edu website and on the TMA Access newsletter.
2. Once the student has secured an internship, he or she is responsible to apply for the internship through the “Internship Registration and Management System” (IRAMS) on the University Internship Office’s webpage. (http://www.byu.edu/intern)
3. The student then is responsible for contacting the department coordinator, Kyle Stapley (email@example.com) to initiate proper paperwork for the TMA internship process. The student needs to have the internship/experience provider complete the Master Agreement and the Experience Information Sheet. The student must also complete the Student Agreement and register. To obtain credit, the student must abide by the expectations outlined by the department. (BYU Internship Office information on student responsibilities.)
- Theatre and Media Arts Prerequisites: before applying for an internship through the Theatre and Media Arts Department, the student must be accepted into one of the Theatre, Media Arts or Animation programs.
- In some cases, a Master Agreement will already exist for an experience provider. Please check with your internship coordinator or online at https://saas.byu.edu/internships/
- Credit Hours: Use the following scale to determine how many credits you want to apply for and how many work/internship hours you need to complete (your faculty advisor will need to approve your credit hours):
.5 credit = 30 work hours
1 credit = 60 work hours
2 credits = 120 work hours
3 credits = 180 work hours, etc.
4. While completing the internship, you must remember that you represent BYU and the Theatre and Media Arts Department. All standards applicable to resident students at BYU are expected of you during your entire duration as a student whether on or off the campus. Your conduct and performance is critical to our program and our continued relationship with the experience/internship provider. Remember, employment may be established through the internship experience. Be at your best. Treat your mentor and/or supervisor and internship opportunity as though your professional future depended on it.
5. If for any reason your internship experience is terminated for reasons beyond your control, it will not affect your grade. If less than 50% of the experience was completed, the remaining requirement will be fulfilled as negotiated with your faculty advisor. If your internship experience is terminated for reasons under your control, your grade will be affected.
6. All student interns are required to have medical insurance during their internship. Prior to beginning your internship, you will need to show that you have your own acceptable insurance or must purchase University health insurance for the duration of the academic term of the internship. Students will be asked to submit this information as part of the Student Agreement with BYU before the internship experience begins.
7. Tuition for the internship will be charged on a per credit basis. If you have a scholarship or some other financial aid, be sure and notify the Student Financial Aid Office of your plans, and determine what effect your reduced credit hours, off-campus status, and internship salary (when applicable) may have. Any petition for deferring or pro-rating a scholarship must be made in advance.