The Program:
A Curriculum for Success

Program Overview

Dates: Summer 2021
Location: UCLA Anderson, Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES)

How It Works

  • Application process opens in January 2021 – There is no charge to apply & applications from any college / university are accepted
    • Former IMPACT students have come from Arizona State University, Concordia University Irvine, Grand Canyon University, Indiana University Bloomington, Pepperdine University & UCLA
  • Preliminary interview with IMPACT staff to review your application & understand your career goals
  • Secondary interviews with Placement Partners that align with your resume & professional interest
  • Final assessment of available offers to determine the opportunity that is best suited for you
  • We have a rolling application process and internships fill on a first-come, first-served basis.  While applications will be accepted throughout the application period, early submissions will facilitate access to the greatest number of internship opportunities

Program Features

  • Week-Long, High-Intensity Training Program – focus on professional development & learning the tools to thrive as an intern in a corporate setting
  • 8-Week Paid Internship – opportunity & connections in industries that are very difficult to break into
  • Weekly Classroom Sessions – specialized curriculum to educate students on a wide variety of industry topics & how to apply that knowledge to their internship & future careers
  • Hands-On Mentorship & Coaching – cultivating both professional & personal capabilities
  • Field Trips & Industry Insider Events – professional sports games, behind-the-scenes tours, professional workshops, networking socials & more
  • World-Class Executive Speaker Series – hear from high-level, influential minds that are at the top of their professional fields & engage with them in a personalized setting

IMPACT speakers include: 

  • Joe Mulvihill | Talent Manager & Owner, Livewire Entertainment
  • Michael Roth | Vice President, AEG Worldwide
  • Libby Bush | Founder & CEO, Tandem Entertainment
  • Lorin Fairchild | Senior Vice President, Columbia Pictures
  • Greg Jones | Vice President – North America, HARMAN / JBL
  • Jennifer Pope | Vice President, Los Angeles Kings
  • Andrew Thomas | Basketball Marketing Agent, CAA
  • Jennifer Van Dijk | Executive Vice President, Wasserman
  • Steve Patterson | Former President, Portland Trailblazers & Athletics Director, University of Texas
  • Leonard Armato | Founder & CEO, Management Plus Enterprises (MPE) & Former Sports Agent
  • Cay Young | Vice President, Los Angeles Sparks
  • Evan Warner | Partner & Talent Agent, WME
  • Amy Randall | Co-Head, Social Impact Practice & Executive Vice President, Propper Daley


The team at IMPACT Internship believes that the leaders of tomorrow should be comprised of individuals from all different backgrounds. We are passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion and have worked with our industry partners to raise the necessary funds to ensure that finances don’t stand in the way of big dreams, and the future generation of powerful minds are not overlooked.

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