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Belmont USA in Hollywood

Belmont USA in Hollywood

This program is on pause for the Summer 2023 cycle. Check back in Fall 2023  to learn more about the Summer 2024 cycle!

Belmont USA in Hollywood is a summer study and work opportunity where selected Motion Pictures students can apply classroom learning to specific career goals in the Motion Pictures industry.

Belmont USA in Hollywood also serves as an immersion experience within the motion pictures industry. Interns gain practical skills in state-of-the-art technical facilities and are exposed to the expertise of renowned producers, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers & agents.

Program Curriculum

You will take the Belmont in Hollywood internship course, which is three credit hours and counts as a MOT elective, concurrently with your internship. You will register for this course and it requires:

  • Attendance at the Belmont in Hollywood Boot Camp in Nashville
  • Attendance at the Belmont in Hollywood Coverage Workshop in Nashville
  • The eight-week internship program in Los Angeles
  • Attendance at all weekly Belmont USA in Hollywood guest speaker events. These will be scheduled by the Internship Administrator and will include dinner. You will be graded on the quality of the research paper you write about the guest.
  • Weekly assignment emailed to Will Akers: a.) Internship Journal and b.) What I’m Learning & Advice for Future Students.

An additional MOT elective course is usually offered. 
A selection of Belmont general education courses will also be available online, including: Third Year Writing, Religion Junior Cornerstone.

Belmont USA in Hollywood allows you to have one or two Internships. Belmont USA in Hollywood will do our best to secure you an internship, but it is a shared responsibility. Our assistance is predicated on your punctually turning in the required deliverables. For assistance with securing an internship, contact Belmont's Office of Career and Professional Development.


You will be housed with up to 3 Belmont students at AVA Toluca Hills in the Burbank/Universal City area of Los Angeles. 
You can expect to be placed in furnished apartment living that includes a living area, dining area, kitchen, 2 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, a convenience store, and swimming pool at AVA Toluca Hills, where your backyard is Griffith Park and your neighbors are Warner Bros., Universal and Walt Disney Studios.


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