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Belmont West: LA

Belmont USA

Belmont West Internship Program: Los Angeles

Belmont West combines academic and experiential learning in the heart of Los Angeles with an internship at a professional company. You will complete general education and major specific courses while working at your internship and living in Los Angeles for a semester. Courses are taught by Belmont University faculty and local industry executives serving as adjunct faculty.

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You will take three to four courses concurrently with your internship. A selection of Belmont courses will be available online and/or onsite, including: Third Year Writing, Junior Cornerstone, Internship and a selection of courses in your major or for BELL Core/General Education credit.

A hallmark of the Belmont West program, internships for academic credit are required.

You may work up to full-time hours with your internship. There is also a possibility to have two internships (both still must be for credit).

It is ultimately your responsibility to secure the internship. However, there are many resources on campus to assist with that process including:

Belmont West students have interned with companies like:

20th Century Fox


Academy of Country

Nu Image/Millennium Films

American Idol Productions

Off Central Public Relations

Atlantic Records

Paramount Pictures


Playtone Music

Bill Silva Entertainment

Q Prime/Volcano Records

BMG Music

Quincy Jones Productions

Bug Music

Red Light Management

California Country Connection

Relativity Media

Capitol Records

Reveille (NBC Universal)

Chop Shop Music Supervision

Riptide Music

Chrysalis Music Group

Rogers & Cowan

Clear Channel Music Group/Instant Live

Satellite Studio

Compadre Records

SB Projects

Conan O’Brien

Secret Road

Creative Artists Agency

Shiny Objects

Crowd Surf

Sony Music/Epic Records

Crush Music Media

Sony Pictures

Deep Marketing

Soul Pancake

Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group


Downtown Music Publishing

Temple Hill Productions

Fader 5 Music

The Agency Group


The Creation Lab Recording Studios

Global Positioning Services

The Ellen Degeneres Show

Heavy Hitters Music Group

The Joe Lewis Company

Jingle Punks

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Kemosabe Records

The Recording Academy

Late Late Show with James Corden



Triple 7

LiveNation Marketing

Universal Media Studios

Mulholland Drive Entertainment

Universal Music Group

Music Matters Management (M^3)

Walt Disney Music Publishing

MySpace Records

Warner Brothers Records

NBC Universal

Warner Music Group


You will be housed in double occupancy rooms at AVA Toluca Hills in Los Angeles which is located less than 4 miles from Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Disney Animation, and other major studios.

You can expect to be placed in furnished apartment living that includes a living area, dining area, kitchen, 2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 people in each room, and a private bathroom attached to each bedroom. Apartments are fully furnished (bedding, towels, kitchen supplies, etc) and laundry facilities are onsite.

Enjoy loads of amenities such as workout facilities, onsite retail and a swimming pool.


In LA, you are required to have access to a car for daily transportation. You may bring your own, ship your car or rent a car.

Are You Eligible to Apply?

In order to be eligible for study in Belmont West, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least 64 credit hours and be of junior standing by the start of the program.
  • Carry a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative institutional grade point average at time of application and start of the program.
  • Be in good academic and financial standing from the time of application through completion of the program.
    • Students on academic probation cannot participate in Belmont USA, even if the probation occurs after acceptance to the program.
  • Approved Resume on Handshake prior to application deadline
  • Attend an Information Session prior to the application deadline
  • Intern for credit while studying at Belmont West
    • All prerequisite work for internship eligibility, based on your major, must be completed by the time of program start. You must have taken or be enrolled in any prerequisite work at time of application.
  • Show significant progression towards Well Core completion as follows. If applying for the:
    • first semester of your junior year, have no more than 30 Well Core credits remaining by the application deadline.
    • second semester of your junior year, have no more than 20 Well Core credits remaining by the application deadline.
    • first semester of your senior year, have no more than 10 Well Core credits remaining by the application deadline.
    • final semester at Belmont, you must have completed your Well Core requirement by the application deadline.
      • Well Core credits will be checked by the Belmont USA coordinator on or around the application deadline.

Note: Students who become ineligible after acceptance for any of the above reasons MUST pay the program fee balance.

**Because of visa requirements, international students may not be able to participate in Belmont West.

Selection Process

  • Students meeting the above eligibility requirements will be extended an invitation to interview.
  • During the brief interview with the selection committee, students will be evaluated on the following:
    • Thoughtful preparation (courses, Well Core, preliminary internship searches, etc.)
    • Articulate responses
    • Professionalism
    • Overall attitude
  • The following criteria are considered during the overall selection process:
    • Academic performance
    • Professional Experience
    • Internship experience
    • Progress towards degree requirements
    • Maturity
    • Overall preparedness
  • Students who are not selected for participation, may be put on a wait list. If an accepted student declines admission, a student from the wait list is notified and offered the opportunity.

Note: Students with prior East-West participation may be deferred to allow a student who has not yet had the opportunity to participate in the program


Application Open Date
Application Deadline

Spring 2025

August 1, 2024

September 15, 2024

Program Staff

Belmont West is administered by staff in both Nashville and Los Angeles. In Nashville, the Belmont USA Assistant Director manages the application and pre-departure processes and communicates with all students prior to their arrival in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, the Belmont West Onsite Manager coordinates move-in and mentors you through your internship experience.

Belmont USA

Siobhan Harren (Nashville)

Assistant Director, Belmont USA
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Belmont USA

Caleb Pierce (Los Angeles)

Onsite Manager, Belmont West
Office Location: Los Angeles
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