Cover letter for TV production internship(4 samples)

This article will show samples of “cover letters for TV production internships.”

Samples of cover letters for a TV production internship

When writing a cover letter as an intern here are some of the things to include in the letter:

  • Mention your fresh knowledge. Use your recent learning experiences to your advantage; an employer might be more willing to hire you if they know you can help their business acclimate to new technologies or practices.
  • Express your energy and enthusiasm. It shows the potential motivation you will bring to a job as a fresh college graduate.
  • Check your grammar and proofread your letter. It is a way of showing employers your ability to write comprehensive, error-free messages.
  • The first step is addressing the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • Since you are a recent graduate, it would help to emphasize your college coursework, internships, and other experiences that show your employability.
  • Ensure your qualifications are similar to the job position. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for TV production internship”

“POSITION: TV Production/Development Intern

Dear Internship Coordinator:

I am interested in applying for the TV Production/Development Intern position. I have experience through my work as a Production Intern at my local TV media center and from my academic success as a sophomore at USC. I am pursuing a career in entertainment and the skills I have developed from my work and academic background support my strong interest to join NBCUniversal.

There are milestones in my life that I owe to the company. Psycho enlightened me to the power of filmmaking and storytelling. Saturday Night Live planted the seed of my passion for comedy in middle school. Having no comedic writing or performance programs at my college, I founded a Comedy Club to create opportunities for students. NBCUniversal is the pinnacle for comedic entertainment and to be a part of it would be a childhood endeavor realized.

My experience at my local media center best prepared me for the intern position at NBCUniversal. As a Production Intern, I was entrusted with various post-production tasks for a talk show program, to include video editing and graphics. I coordinated directly with the host to ensure script elements were reflected in episodes through editing, served as studio camera operator, and assisted the set construction and lighting department as needed. I spearheaded a mini documentary project which is currently in post-production. These responsibilities taught me the importance of being diligent and thorough in a fast paced environment. My focus and aptitude allowed me to flourish in this context both independently and in team effort, and they will continue at NBCUniversal.

I am available May 18 – September 3 on weekdays in the New York or Universal City locations. Please contact me for an interview at your convenience by phone [555-555-5555] or e-mail at Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sample 2: “Cover letter for TV production internship”

“Mr. Nigel Farage

Human Resources Manager

NBC Universal

400 Scranton Road

East Greenwich, RI40210

Dear Mr. Farage:

I recently graduated from East Greenwich University’s Film School. During my degree in filmmaking, I volunteered my services to a local film company, where I learned much about the work. At this point in time, I would like to obtain an internship position at NBC Universal.

My love for filmmaking stems from the time that I was given a personal tour of NBC Universal 5 years ago by a relative working there. Since then, I have been aspiring to become a film producer, and have worked hard to obtain my degree. When I was volunteering my services, I learned a lot, such as setting up props and items, assisting costume designers, and escorting actors around the set.

Moreover, I learned the art of scheduling timeslots for different shoots and copying and distributing scripts. Conducting crowd control is also one of my strongest points. In addition, I am well-versed in setting up lights and stands according to provided instructions.

The fact that I have an inherent interest in this work, and some volunteer experience makes me an excellent person to hire as an intern. While working as an intern, I will not only be learning more but contributing as well.

I will drop in next Monday to meet you if you have the time. Until then, I am available at (000) 763-0009 if you need to reach me. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Midge Pillar

Enc: (Resume)”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for TV production internship”

“Dear Ms. Sally Smith, 

I am excited to apply for the film development internship at Lionsgate as a participant in the Boston University LA Internship Program this Summer. As a BU Film/Television major from Queens, I have a tireless work ethic, a strong academic foundation, and just enough New York chutzpah to find a solution to any challenge I’m given, no matter how big or small. 

In addition to Lionsgate producing many of my favorite films and shows, such as Kick-Ass, The Red Violin, and Mad Men, my interest in working for Lionsgate stems from the studio’s focus on balancing business acumen with creative innovation. From the recent acquisition of Starz to a successful and surprising film slate, spanning The Hunger Games, La La Land, and Tyler Perry’s Medea films, Lionsgate offers the perfect platform for new creative voices to learn from the best in the industry. 

My prior experience includes working as a student producer at Hothouse Productions, Boston University’s student-run client-driven production company. I’ve written, edited, and managed accounts for several professional commercial productions, through which I’ve gained a strong foundation in the development and production process. I’ve also supported myself as a Starbucks barista for the past three years. While it hasn’t been glamorous work, I’ve learned incredible skills related to customer service, time management, and thinking on my feet (literally). Because when the register breaks during the 8 am rush, it takes a confident professional to keep the ship afloat. During my internship semester, I hope to be given the opportunity to learn and contribute my hard work and passion in support of the next generation of Lionsgate’s incredible legacy. 

I will arrive in Los Angeles on May 21st, and I am currently available to speak via phone or Skype. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you. 


Jane Doe 

Phone Number [Or include your Skype handle, if you’re currently abroad.] 


LinkedIn UR”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for TV production internship”

“Dear Campbell Hauck,

I am excited to be applying for the position of video production intern. Please accept this letter and the attached resume as my interest in this position.

In my previous role, I was responsible for global farm support, at times providing coverage for other MPC Film sites after-hours and on weekends.

Please consider my qualifications and experience:

  • Familiar with the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • Familiar with the Google Office Suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendars, etc)
  • Experience in and passion for video production including videography, editing, and photography
  • Planning and organizing projects
  • Other routine administrative tasks
  • Good knowledge of German and English (spoken and written)
  • Basic knowledge of graphics/video production/video editing processes and software
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a diverse global team

Thank you in advance for reviewing my candidacy for this position.


Tatum Lowe”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for TV production internship”

“Dear Azariah Corkery,

In response to your job posting for a video production intern, I am including this letter and my resume for your review.

In my previous role, I was responsible for creating video editorials for a wide range of animated projects for internet release, working with storyboards, animation, music, and sound effects to create works that excite, inform, and tell a story in support of our various IPs.

Please consider my experience and qualifications for this position:

  • Logging original series, movies, and video shoot content
  • Assist in concept development, writing, and producing of video and/or audio spots or segments, including script writing, selecting music, video and graphics elements
  • Gain thorough knowledge and understanding of Starz production processes, software and infrastructure and platforms
  • Current enrollment as a student at a college or university
  • Good experience with cinematography, filming, editing, and production of videos
  • Proven experience with latest the Adobe Creative Cloud with expertise in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
  • Experience editing in Adobe Premiere Software
  • Experience editing in Adobe Photoshop is preferred

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my cover letter and to review my resume.


Sam Klocko”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for a TV production internship

What must be in an internship cover letter?

The cover letter should have your contact details, and information about qualifications, experience, technical skills, and creative ability.

How long should an internship cover letter be?

The cover letter should be one page.

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