Careers in Film

Students and alumnae who studied this major or are working in the industry can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs, and graduate school. Use the MHC Intern Network to connect with MHC students and recent alumnae who have held internships. Search by major, location, position, or employer.

  • Mount Holyoke's Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) initiative offers internship funding for one domestic or international internship to every student that has secured a qualified summer internship or research position.

Helpful Advisors

  • Explore possibilities with your faculty advisor. Your professors can also help you with advice on career questions in their field of expertise.
  • Define your goals and develop search strategies. Career Advisors at the Career Development Center (CDC) are here to help you develop strategies to find jobs and internships, improve your resume and cover letters, and access resources.
  • Learn how to conduct informational interviews with people working in the field and find alumnae through the Alumnae Association Career Directory. They can provide valuable guidance when considering career options, including internships, jobs and graduate school.

Resources

  • American Film Institute: Check out AFI Educational Programs, the Directing Workshop for Women, and jobs with the Institute.
  • University Film & Video Association: Get the latest news on film festivals for students, workshops, job listings and grants.
  • Buzzfile and Vault Career Insider are useful tools available through the CDC for in-depth career research into specific areas of interest.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, this online database gives a detailed description of various fields/occupations including interpreters & translators, social scientists, teachers, and international business consultants.
  • GoinGlobal provides country-specific career information, expert advice, and insider tips for finding employment opportunities at home and abroad. Log in with your Handshake account.

Examples of Internships and Jobs

Students with this major have completed internships and/or jobs at:

  • Community Arts Advocates
  • Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus
  • International Center of Photography
  • Sundance Channel
  • Smashbox Studios
  • WGGB ABC40 News, Springfield
  • Hockeybarn.com/Interactive Sports Network
  • Wholphin Magazine
  • Reel Grrls Media Production
  • Rogers & Cowan
  • The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival

Great positions for students with this major:

  • Filmmaker
  • Teacher
  • Writer/Screen Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Webmaster
  • Publicist
  • Talent Agent
  • Graphic Designer