Internships serve as a valuable stepping stone for students, providing you both with experience in a field of interest, and personal connections within that field. JPCatholic students’ internships have sometimes even resulted in a full-time job offer!
You may be eligible to participate in a 90-hour, 3 credit internship starting in your Junior year, and a total of three internships can be completed by graduation. Seniors may also apply to participate in our Los Angeles Quarter to get closer to internships in Hollywood.
Whether you are a media, business, or humanities student, we strongly recommend you complete at least one internship and take advantage of the resources from faculty and the Career Services office.
Where have students interned?
Featured Internship Connections
Drive Studio is a motion graphics design agency located in San Diego county, with clients including FIFA (World Cup), National Geographic, and Fox Sports. Over the past decade, JPCatholic has continually sent students to intern for Drive, with many becoming full-time employees.
Colin Brady, a visiting professor of JPCatholic, co-founded AMGI Studios after a career in animation and VFX that included Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, The Hunger Games, and Hugo. AMGI is an animation studio in Los Angeles that specializes in using motion capture for animation, and their projects include the music video for “My Universe” by Coldplay and BTS. JPCatholic has sent two students to AGMI for internships, both of which turned into full-time employment.
Yellow Line Digital
Yellow Line Digital is a social media marketing agency based in San Diego. Since its founding in 2012 by JPCatholic faculty and alumni, roughly two-thirds of all employees have been JPCatholic students or alumni. Many students have interned for the company, and their staff have taught a hands-on course called “Digital Agency Workshop”. Yellow Line has run social media campaigns for over 100 companies, including five Archdioceses and the Vatican.
Spirit Juice Studios
Starting in Summer 2022, JPCatholic is partnering with Spirit Juice Studios to send students to their Summer Internship Program. Spirit Juice is an award-winning, Chicago-based creative production firm specializing in the transformative power of high quality visual media merged with the ever ancient, ever new beauty of Catholicism.
Silvergate Bank is a leading provider of innovative financial infrastructure solutions and services for the growing digital currency industry. Several JPCatholic alumni work there in senior level positions - learn more in Internship Spotlight video.
How do students get internships?
Students identify internships through a variety of avenues. Some opportunities come through faculty connections, others through the Career Services office, and sometimes students find them on their own initiative. Just as with any employment opportunity, it is the student’s responsibility to apply to the internships and make themselves an attractive candidate.
The Career Service office is a great resource for students throughout this entire process, and the primary method for support is one-on-one career counseling meetings.
- Email David Zumaya to set up an appointment (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Your meetings will take place in-person or over Zoom, and David will work with you to discuss your desired internship/s and advise you throughout the application process. Faculty may also be involved throughout this process if they serve a role in the connection.
- To officially register for an internship for credit, students must submit all necessary paperwork with the Registrar’s office by the listed deadlines. Learn More
Los Angeles Quarter
JPCatholic’s strategic location in Southern California is an important component of the education, particularly for students pursuing a career in entertainment media.
Upperclassmen can have the opportunity to experience the Los Angeles entertainment industry firsthand in our immersive L.A. Quarter. These 8 weeks open up a host of new opportunities for internships, networking, and experiencing life in the entertainment capital of the world.
Our students have interned at world-class production companies and organizations across the industry, gaining valuable skills, acquiring insights on their field, and obtaining full-time job offers after graduation.Learn More