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HR & Culture Internships – Academic Year

HR & Culture Internships – Academic Year

10 Universal City Plaza, North Hollywood, CA 91602, USA


Company Description

If you think all the fun only happens in summer, think again! NBCUniversal has expanded our Academic Year Internship Program. As an Academic Year intern, you’ll get immersed in exciting work, experience our unique NBCU culture, and feel the real support and guidance for 2 whole semesters. 

The NBCUniversal Internship Program allows students to unlock their potential by contributing to big projects in meaningful ways that matter. To thrive as an NBCU intern, you are ready to bring your passion for media, entertainment, and technology along with your desire to learn each day. 

In addition to our internships being paid, we will also offer the following for our Academic Year interns: 

Paid time off for mental health, school exams, and personal holidays. 

Robust networking, learning and development opportunities. 

Complimentary Peacock subscription during your internship. 

Free admission to Universal Parks to use during your internship. 

Access to mental health resources including counseling sessions. 

At our Universal City office interns will have access to the NBCUCommutes program, which offers free Metro fares and discounted Metrolink/Vanpool/Lyft trips. 


Academic Year Recruitment Timeline:

April 8 – April 26: Applications Open (may close early due to applicant volume)  

Mid April – Late May: First round video interviews   

Early – Mid June: Second round interviews  

Late June – Early July: Selected candidates receive offers  


Job Description

Academic Year Internship Program: 

Applications Close: April 26th at 11:59pm ET. Pro Tip: Submit your application as soon as possible – applications could close earlier due to applicant volume!  

Program Dates: September 16, 2024 – April 18, 2025 

Time Commitment: 16-24 hours per week. Exact schedule to be determined based on business need.  We will do our best to accommodate course schedules. 

Format: Opportunities listed will require an intern to work from Universal City, CA. 


To Apply: 

Submit a one-page resume that outlines your work experience, accomplishments, and your graduation month and year. 

Submit a cover letter that highlights your passion for NBCUniversal, the locations (listed below) you are open to for internships, and your top areas of interest (opportunities listed below). 

Upload a transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) that confirms your status as an actively enrolled student in a degree-granting program. 

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group: (UFEG) consists of the operations to produce, acquire, market and distribute filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms.  The division operates globally with colleagues spread across 20 countries. We pride ourselves in supporting and amplifying diverse stories told by unique voices. We want to bring in driven, dedicated, and diverse talent into our organization who are just as passionate as we are in continuing to tell stories that reflect our global audience.   

Universal Studio Group: (USG) encompasses NBCUniversal’s television production studios: Universal Television (UTV), Universal Content Productions (UCP), NBCUniversal International Studio, and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS). USG produces over 100 scripted and unscripted series across multiple countries around the globe for buyers in broadcast, cable, and streaming. Network partners include NBC, Peacock, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Apple, HBO, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, CTV, ABC, FOX, and ABC among many others.  As part of USG, Stamford Media Center (SMC) is a full-service production facility and is the home to some of NBCU’s most popular daytime programming including Maury, The Steve Wilkos Show, and Karamo.   

Direct-to-Consumer, Peacock: At Peacock you’ll find more than a job. Here you’ll find a fast-paced, high-flying team for unique birds that want to be at the epicenter of technology, sports, news, tv, movies and more. We work hard to connect people to what they love, each other and the world around them by creating shared experiences through culture-defining entertainment. Adding to the rich history of NBCUniversal, Peacock is able to leverage a vast portfolio that includes broadcast and cable networks, classic and blockbuster films, sports and news. As a company, we embrace the power of difference. Our team is committed to creating an organization that champions diversity and inclusivity for all by curating content and a workforce that represents the world around us. We continue to challenge ourselves and the industry by being customer-centric, data-driven creatures of innovation. At Peacock, we are determined to forge the next frontier of streaming through creativity, teamwork, and talent. Here you can fly to new heights!    

TV Entertainment: The Entertainment Group develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime entertainment programming, including USA, SYFY, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, and Universal Kids. NBC’s quality programs and balanced line-up have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success, including most recently winning the traditional September-to-May season in primetime’s key demo, marking the network’s third win in four years. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.    

Operations & Technology: (O&T) is a $1B operating cash flow ($1.5B FCF) division of NBCUniversal. The group functions as a global shared service within NBCUniversal performing critical functions including Media, Broadcast and Studio Operations & Production, Content Supply Chain, Information Technology and Engineering, as well as Cyber Security. The group operates from numerous locations around the world, including New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Denver, Connecticut, and London.  


Areas of placement may include, but are not limited to: 

Direct-to-Consumer Human Resources: Direct-To-Consumer Human Resources is a dynamic, collaborative team that strives to grow and develop talent, maintain strong relationships with our clients, and provide new hires with the best possible onboarding experience. You will gain experience performing a broad range of HR and operational support for the Direct-To-Consumer business/Peacock and interfacing across the organization. 

Media Group Talent & Org Development: Learning & Development currently spans across Media Group, with touchpoints in the Ad Sales, Sports, Entertainment, and DTC organizations. The intern would be focused on both DTC and Media Group Learning & Development initiatives (having exposure and hands on experience to programs across Media Group organizations.) Interns have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, develop essential HR skills, and contribute to Media Group's overall learning culture and talent development efforts. 

Ops & Tech Human Resources: The O&T intern will have exposure to HR projects that span: onboarding, rewards and recognition, performance feedback, talent attraction and development, and HR’s business impact.  In the day to day, you will help solve problems involving: Benefits, Payroll, Compensation, HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, Finance and Data Analytics. The intern will also have exposure to the team’s union projects and CBA analysis. 

Film Human Resources: The UFEG HR intern will support the Theatrical teams in the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (or Studio Group). This intern will be partnering with the HR teams across the studio’s Theatrical Marketing, Distribution and Corporate Function teams and have access to the broader UFEG HR team. The intern can expect exposure to the following over the course of the internship: NBCUniversal HR Systems and Processes, employee lifecycle support (hiring, promotion, adjustment, termination, performance review and compensation planning, preparation for project/system launches, and opportunities to shadow HR business partners at different levels. 

Global Distribution – International Human Resources, Film: This intern will support the Sales, Marketing, Finance, Business & Legal Affairs, and Research & Strategy functions of Global Distribution, partner with the HR Director and HR Manager to strategize and facilitate initiatives, and provide day-to-day support.  

USG – Internal Communications & Events, Human Resources: This intern will report to the Employee Experience Specialist while working with other members of the team to gain exposure across the business. They will primarily support employee engagement initiatives, events, and communication, as well as providing day-to-day HR Generalist support. Additionally, they will gain exposure to entertainment industry processes that support the needs of employees within Universal Studio Group.  

Television & Streaming DEI: NBCUniversal’s TV DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) team, also known as NBCU LAUNCH, is one of the longest standing diversity, equity and inclusion departments in the entertainment industry. This team is committed to discovering and developing the next generation of content creators from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds through our groundbreaking talent development programs that focus on helping to launch careers and forging pathways to continued success within NBCUniversal. TV DEI’s programs and partnerships provide creators with access to networking and staffing opportunities, professional mentorship, and career growth, while also honing their self-branding strategies, pitching skills, and overall knowledge of the network and studio landscape. The TV DEI team comprehensively supports and tracks creators’ career momentum as they move through the business and reach new creative heights.  



Basic Requirements: 

Must be actively enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited institution during the entire duration of the program (September 2024 through April 2025). December 2024 graduates are not eligible for our 2024-2025 Academic Year Program. 

Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits). 

Must be authorized to work in the United States throughout the entire duration of the internship (September 2024 to April 2025). Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

Must be available to work 16-24 hours per week from September 16, 2024 to April 18, 2025. 

Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA. 

Desired Characteristics: 

Students with class standing of junior or above preferred. 

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Interest in the HR field, DEI, corporate communications and culture, and/or employee engagement. 

Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information. 

Strong-problem solving skills, with the ability to self-start and streamline. 

Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the professional savvy of communicating at all levels. 

Well organized with strong time management & multi-tasking skills. 

Ability to take direction from multiple stakeholders & balance numerous projects simultaneously. 

Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).    

Experience with SAP a plus. 

The hourly rate for undergraduate student interns is $17.00  

The hourly rate for graduate student interns is $25.00 



To participate in NBCUniversal’s 2024-2025 Academic Year internship program, you must confirm at the time of interview that you will be able to provide US work authorization documentation for the entire duration of the internship. Since the NBCU Academic Year Internship Program spans the traditional “Fall” and “Spring” semesters, you should talk to the DSO at your school’s International Students Services Office about your need to apply for CPT work authorization twice to ensure you are authorized to work both semesters and throughout the entirety of the program. 

Please also note that future visa sponsorship at NBCUniversal is rarely available for post-grad employment opportunities. 

NBCUniversal is an E-Verify company, requiring all employees to have an active Social Security number. Any candidate receiving an internship offer must complete Form I-9 with their Social Security number within 3 days of hire. 


Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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