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  08 August 2012
Questions on Internships

I have been pondering a lot about getting an internship and have found a lot of opportunities that are located quite far from where I live! The problem that I am really concerned about is relocating as a college intern; we are a poor, poor species. I've heard from some people that companies will give a stipend for housing and such, but that was some time ago. I went in to further research, but no such sources cite that they do this so I am skeptical. Thus, I started this thread to snatch some input from current and pass interns and even industry artists too!

Pre-Thank yous for the responses!
  08 August 2012
A few of the biggest studios (Disney, Pixar, etc) will take care of housing for you, but at the vast majority of studios you'll have to pay for housing out of your salary (if you have one).
  08 August 2012
I do suppose getting an internship with large studios is a bloodbath, especially in this economy. What would be an alternate suggestion for getting a foot in the door?
  08 August 2012
They are, though internships at smaller companies are only slightly better. If you live very frugally, you should be able to relocate for a couple of months on an intern's salary (look on craigslist for apartment sublets). If that's not an option, pay for it with student loans. If it's a good internship, it'll be more than worth it.
  08 August 2012
It is worth a shot then. Thanks much for the responses, it is very much appreciated.
  09 September 2012
Networking is a must! Even for internships... Having someone from within the company, or even a friend of a friend who has the hookup can go a long way in helping you fill that position.
  09 September 2012
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