Get Involved

Cinema Studies is committed to continuing to enrich student experience and growth by providing opportunities to learn from and work with industry professionals, including our own alumni. Supporting Cinema Studies provides endless opportunities for the department, for our students, and our faculty.  Students are eager for internship opportunities, and we welcome your assistance in making connections to professionals across the industry.

Opportunities to Get Involved with Students

Student Internships: 

In highly competitive media-related industries, employers want to hire individuals with relevant work experience. For undergraduates, this is best accomplished through internships. Learn more about the Cinema Studies internship department on the employer resources page.


Through the generosity of Harlan (PhD ’74) and Rima Strauss, the Cinema Studies Department is the recipient of an endowment that brings successful industry filmmakers and emerging talents to campus annually to interact closely with students. 

Speaker Series:

Cinema Studies hosts professionals, scholars, and artists from media-related industries as speakers in large campus-wide events as well as small class workshops that enrich the department and the student experience.

To get involved with Cinema Studies students by becoming a mentor, providing a job shadow opportunity, or offering an internship position, please contact Department Head Philip W. Scher at or call the Cinema Studies office at 541-346-4802.