Sony Pictures Internship Program

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Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass—among other entities—motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, a global channel network, digital content creation and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment products, services and technologies, and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. There are 3,500 employees worldwide.

Sony's Spectrum Internship Program

Sony’s SPE Internship Program is a competitive program designed to give eligible interns experience in what it’s actually like working in a major entertainment studio. They will be exposed to the nuances of how an entertainment business is run and learn the big-picture dynamics behind this very competitive industry. Interns will also be afforded the opportunity to work on real assignments and be able to contribute their talents to the development of events. 

The Sony internship program is ideal for anyone who has a passion for working in the field of television, movies, and entertainment—whether it's a fantasy to be the next Steven Spielberg or the next Walt Disney. Additionally, because Sony takes its internship so seriously, all candidates who are hired get the chance to work for departments that match up with their individual areas of interest.

Each intern will be placed in one of six SPE divisions, including:

  • Home Entertainment
  • Motion Pictures
  • Digital Productions
  • Television
  • Corporate Function
  • Technologies


Internship opportunities are available for three terms per year—fall, winter/spring, and summer.

The fall and winter/spring internships consist of 15 weeks and approximately 20 hours per week while summer internships usually consist of 8 weeks at 40 hours per week.


Sony Entertainment Pictures has its headquarters in Culver City, CA. Many internships take place in Culver City but there are opportunities in cities like Los Angeles as well. It's best to look at the individual internship listings to determine the actual location.


  • All qualified candidates must be in good academic standing.
  • All candidates must have a sincere interest in working in the entertainment industry.
  • Previous experience and/or related knowledge of the field is not required but it is preferred.
  • Junior-, senior-, or graduate-level students are preferred.


The SPECTRUM Internship Program pays all interns for part-time fall and spring semesters and full-time for the summer. The hourly rate varies greatly by department and location—anywhere from $8 an hour on the low end to $35 an hour on the high end.

How to Apply

Interested students can apply directly online and are encouraged to enter “University Relations” under the field options for a referral name/code to help Sony determine the effectiveness of their outreach efforts.

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