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Belmont East: NYC

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Belmont East Internship Program: New York City

Belmont East pairs academic and experiential learning with an internship in the heart of New York City. You will complete general education and major specific courses while working at your internship and living in New York City for a semester. Courses are taught by Belmont University faculty and local industry professionals 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 East program, internships for academic credit are required.

You may work up to full-time hours with your internship while attending academic classes at night or online. 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 East students have interned with companies like:

101 Productions

Martha Stewart Productions

A&M/Octone Records

Mercury Records

ABKCO Music & Records

Mick Management

Ariel Publicity

Modern Works Music Publishing


Mom+Pop Records

Atlantic Records


Atlantic/Big Beat Records

MTV Networks

ATO Records

NBC Universal

Billboard Events

No Sass Music

Billboard Magazine

Paper Garden Records


Partisan Records

Brick Wall Management


Canvasback Music

Post Hoc Management

CBS Corporation

Pressure Management

Centric TV

Q Prime

Cherry Lane Music Company

Razor & Tie

Columbia Records

Republic Records

Complete Control Management

Reservoir Media Management

Cornerstone Promotions

Rogers and Cowan

Creative Entertainment Group

Rolling Stone Magazine

Crush Music Management

SiriusXM Radio Inc.

Electric Lady

Sony Music

Entertainment Tonight/The Insider

Sony Music Entertainment

Epic Records

Superfly Presents

Esther Creative Group


Food Network

The Bowery Presents

Foundations Artist Management

The Late Show w/ David Letterman

Fueled By Ramen

The Orchard

Glassnote Records

The Parkwood Entertainment

Harpers Bazaar

The Press House

Harry Fox Agency

Universal Publishing

Hearst (Cosmo/Seventeen)

VH1 (Viacom)


Warner Brothers Records

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Warner Music Group/Sire Records

MAC Presents

XL Recordings


You will be housed in a double or triple room with other Belmont students at St. George Towers in the beautiful neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY. You can expect this space to be similar to a dorm room with an ensuite bathroom, desk, closet space, and a kitchenette. The rooms and bathrooms are furnished, so you will need to bring XL twin sheets, blankets, towels, lamps, iron, hangers, cooking utensils, etc. You'll have access to a shared large kitchen, study lounge, media/game room, 24-hour fitness center, and laundry rooms. For more information and photos, click the link above.


You will use the NYC Public Transportation System. Living at the St. George Towers, you will be right above the Clark St. station, which connects you to the 2 and 3 lines, and High St. Brooklyn Bridge station is just 0.2 miles away, with access to the A and C lines. Both stations are just one stop away from Manhattan. (You are prohibited from bringing a car.) Past students have suggested using the app 'City Mapper' as a NYC transit resource.

Are You Eligible to Apply?

In order to be eligible for study in Belmont East, 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 East
    • 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 East.

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

Audrey Jones

Audrey Jones '20 | CEI

"I interned at Creative License, where I helped place celebrities, music and intellectual property into commercials. I worked on three Super Bowl commercials during my time there and learned a lot about sync and what it takes to place talent in commercials."

Myles Hoffman

Myles Hoffman '23 | Music Business

"My experience at Crush Music gave me an impressive toolset, securing paid opportunities working for artist management companies such as Group Projects (Jake Scott, Josie Dunne, Josh Kerr), MADKAT Management (Stephen Day, Sawyer) & Friends at Work (Hunter Hayes, John Legend, Charlie Puth)."

Belmont East Program Staff

Belmont East is administered by staff in both Nashville and New York City. In Nashville, the Belmont USA Assistant Director manages the application and pre-departure processes and communicates with all students prior to their arrival in New York City. In New York City, the Belmont East 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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Allison Sprouse (New York)

Onsite Manager, Belmont East
Office Location: New York City
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