INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

INTERNSHIPS ARE REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS

It is required that all TVCA students undergo two internships during their studies:

  1. First Internship occurs during the second (“sophomore”) year and is inside AUCA. All TVCA students must write 10 video reportages, and either four television programs or one film.
  2. Second Internship occurs during the third (“junior”) year and is outside AUCA at a media organization or media-related institution of the student’s choice. The student must have sign a contract with the organization (English version of the internship contract | Русская версия контракта на стажировку)

GENERAL RULES OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Each internship is worth three credits (total: six credits).

Students receive a Pass/Fail grade for their internship (total: two grades).

Every autumn semester, the students must make a presentation (“defense”) about their internship to a panel of judges (“defense panel”):

  1. Students completing their First Internship must show their portfolio of completed works.
  2. Students completing their Second Internship must give a PowerPoint presentation.

For example, if you were a sophomore TVCA student during your First Internship during the Autumn 2017-Spring 2018 academic year, you would make your defense in the Autumn 2018 semester for your grade.

The grade is applied retroactively, meaning that officially you have an “Incomplete” until the defense panel gives you a pass or fail.

SPECIAL RULES OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

If you fail either internship, you must consult with the department chair about what, if anything, can be done.

Not responding to communications from the TVCA department about the internship can cause you to fail the program. (In general, you should make a habit to check your e-mail regularly!)

Although in principle the First Internship should occur within AUCA, if you have a unique opportunity outside of the university you should consult with the department chair for permission to do this instead. In such cases, you must also complete an internship contract with the organization.

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