ACE Internship Process & Application

The 2018 ACE Internship Application period now open. Submissions will close June 30, 2018.
We do not accept any late applications.

Internship Requirements

1. Be a recent college graduate (bachelor or master, trade school degree also acceptable). Your graduation should be no more than 2-3 years prior to application period.

2. Be a US resident with valid work permit (currently international applications are not accepted)

3. Live in Los Angeles from day of selection interview until the end of program (6 weeks, starts in October and ends in November) and be ready to move permanently to Los Angeles after completion of the program.

4. Have strong skill level in Avid, Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.


Members of Motion Pictures Editor’s Guild are NOT eligible. Those accepted will be paid a stipend for part of the program. This program is held in the Los Angeles, California area.

In August, up to 10 finalists will be informed if they are a finalist for the program and must be available for an in-person interview at Paramount Pictures Studio in early October. The internship program starts immediately after the interviews in early October, and ends in November before Thanksgiving.

PLEASE NOTE: The entry fee is $100 and includes the Lecture Series“. ALL applicants are invited to attend this Series. After payment you are automatically redirected to the Application Form where you can upload the following.

Required application documents for upload:

  1. A personal letter stating why you are the right candidate for the internship program (no more than 2 pages)
  2. Your resume (one page only)
  3. Two letters of recommendation (one page each) that you have received.

Do NOT include any DVDs of films you have edited or other material. We do not  accept any applications via post mail (by email only).  Applications arriving after the close date will NOT be considered.

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