Internships & Careers

Find the Path to Many Careers 

The knowledge and skills you learn in Film and Media Studies will help prepare you for many different kinds of careers. Because we emphasize writing and critical thinking skills as well as the body of knowledge that constitutes our discipline, students are trained to have the kinds of intellectual and communication skills that many employers seek. These are just a few possibilities that your studies can help you become:

  • Agent
  • Art historian
  • Broadcaster
  • Cinematographer
  • Researcher
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Web Design

With 97% of reporting graduates securing opportunities within 6 months of graduation, Wash U Film and Media Studies majors have gone on to graduate studies, internships, academia, and have been employed in fields such as filmmaking, advertising, copywriter, production, and journalism.  A few of the top destinations for Wash U FMS major graduates include Lionsgate, United Talent Agency, and Citigroup.

Wash U alumni share their magical stories about working on Broadway

Wash U alumni share their magical stories about working on Broadway

FMS graduate Ike Butler in A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

FMS graduate Ike Butler in A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival

The Career Center

Register for CareerLink

CAREERlink is a career management system where you can search and apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops, manage your applications, and RSVP for programs and workshops. On CAREERlink, you can also upload and submit application materials such as resumes, cover letters, and other supporting materials like writing samples and portfolios.

Visit the CareerLink website

Browse Resources and Tools

The Career Center has an abundant amount of resources and guides to help you along your journey.

Career Center Resources and Tools

Make an Appointment

Don't be shy - whether you're just starting to think of options or have a specific path in mind, it's easy to meet with a career advisor! The Career Center's online tool lets you schedule an appointment at any time and help find the right advisor to get started.

meet a career advisor

Recent Graduate School Placements

Recent undergraduate alumni have gone on to:

Boston University

Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University

L. Jeffrey Selzmick School of Film Preservation University of Colorado - Boulder

University of Southern California - Los Angeles

University of Wisconsin - Madison


Internships & Career Outcomes


A good way to get your foot in the door in an industry you are interested in is through an internship. Here are some of the companies at which our students found recent internships:

  • Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Inc.
  • AwesomenessTV
  • Barcelona Metropolitan
  • Children's Theatre Company
  • John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics
  • Modern Luxury
  • Nestle Purina
  • OnStL
  • Pew Research Center
  • Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

FMS Internship Requirements






Where do our undergraduates go on to work?

Our majors graduate and go on to great jobs around the country. Here are some of the companies that our graduates have joined straight out of college:

  • Citigroup
  • Eastern TV
  • Energizer Holdings, Inc
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
  • Lionsgate
  • Marketstar
  • Media Matters
  • Minnesota Reading Corps
  • Missouri Historical Society
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • NYVS
  • Peace Corps
  • Reich Brothers, LLC
  • RF Binder Partners, Inc
  • Stream VTG
  • Target Corporation
  • The Strategic Offsites Group
  • United Talent Agency
  • Universal Television
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yelp