The Internship Boostcamp is designed specially for new transfer students in the Department of Economics! This program will provide a roadmap for transfers: connecting you to important resources, building a professional network, and developing a strategy to obtain an internship. Ultimately, this program will give new transfers a boost in pursuing internships! 

Program Eligibility

Currently, the Internship Boostcamp is only open to new transfer students (entering UCLA in Fall 2019) from the following majors:

  • Pre-Economics
  • Pre-Business Economics
  • Economics
  • Business Economics

Previous internship, work, or other types of professional experience is not required.

At this time, we are not accepting pre-majors or majors outside of the Department of Economics. Your standing as an Economics pre-major or major will be verified by the Department of Economics.

Attendance Policy

Required Attendance: If selected to the Internship Boostcamp, participants are required to attend all program sessions. If you are interested in the program, please avoid scheduling classes during these dates and times:

  • Monday, September 23, 5:00 - 7:30pm
  • Monday, September 30, 5:00 - 7:30pm
  • Monday, October 7, 5:00 - 7:30pm

Application Information

DEADLINE: Monday, September 9 at 11:59pm

Admission is competitive, and the Internship Boostcamp is limited to 40 students. Your application materials will factor in to your admission status. Please use the application to clearly articulate your career goals and how the Internship Boostcamp will help you achieve them.

For any questions, please contact

The Bruin Development Academy (BDA) for Media & Entertainment will provide students with an opportunity to learn valuable knowledge from today’s industry leaders. Through six highly curated sessions, we will focus on strengthening students’ understanding and awareness of the variety of careers in the field of Media & Entertainment. Guest speakers and panelists are from an accomplished pool of alumni and friends who are invited to educate students about the industry landscape and share professional advice for success. 

Additionally, electives will be offered throughout the year in order to better address niches within Entertainment. These elective opportunities will range from company site visits (Paramount, Disney, Sony and UTA) to networking lunches and small-scale workshops.

Students are required to do the following to successfully complete the Academy:

  •  Attend and actively participate in all 6 sessions schedule for Thursday evening (2 each quarter)
  • Regularly communicate with their alumni coach and/or industry connections
  • Participate in 2 electives and complete small group projects as assigned

Academy Schedule

· Thursday, October 24th (6-8pm) – “The Industry”

· Thursday, November 7th (6-8pm) – “Life Cycle of Content”

· Thursday, January 23rd (6-8pm) – “Networking”

· Thursday, February 20th (6-8pm) – “The Bottom Line: Creativity and Profit” 

· Thursday, April 2nd (6-8pm) – “Inclusion in Hollywood”

· Thursday, April 16th (6-8pm)- “Future of Entertainment”

· Thursday, May 7th (6-8pm) – Networking Mixer with Entertainment Cabinet 

Desired Qualifications:

Juniors and Seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Have completed at least 1 internship or have prior work experience 

Open to all Majors

Application Due Date: Tuesday, October 15th 

Application: Students will need to submit an application along with:


Answer Short Essay Question

Please answer 1 of the 3 questions below:

1.) Please identify a dream project within the industry that you would like to be a part of and why?

2.) Discuss an industry trend that you have been following? Why is this trend of interest to you?

3.) What do you believe to be the biggest challenge facing Entertainment?

*This application is only for Consulting/Finance/Technology Industries.*

Thank you for your interest in the 2019-2020 UCLA Sharpe Fellows Program. In order to be considered for the program, you MUST complete the entire application and submit all required documents.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, September 9 by 11:59pm (PST)
Selected students will be invited to interview with our Selection Committee on Friday, September 20. Interviews will take place between 9am and 3pm, so please be sure to hold the time if you're interested in moving forward in the process. A mandatory orientation for selected students will take place on Thursday, September 26.

For any questions regarding this program, please contact the Partnership UCLA team at or call (310) 825-5242.


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