Internships

INTERNSHIPS at McGREWS

Do you need to meet your school's Career and Technical Education Requirement? If you're already interested in art department projects in the entertainment industry, consider interning with McGrews.

 

General Info
Participating Schools
Costume Studio Interns
Marketing & Media Interns
Administrative & Bookeeping Interns

Utah's Career and Technical Education Programs

Info for students and teachers:  Utah's Career and Technical Education Programs

 

General Info

Interning is invaluable while you are still a student, to explore what you might want to do as a career and get more training in it (or possibly find out what it is you definitely don’t want to do). Internships help acclimate you to our production processes as well as our company culture and work ethic.

Your internship might be a paying (stipended) or non-paying position, depending on your existing skill-set and our shop's contracts while you're with us. We always call our best former interns first, to offer them paid contract work when we need to fill positions quickly (for large-scale projects- corporate, commercial or film projects). Why? Because we already know about those interns' skills, and more importantly, about their attitude towards work, learning and problem-solving.

You do not need American citizenship or a work visa if you intern with us through your high school, the Salt Lake Community College Fashion Program or another university program.
However, if you have interned with us in the past through your school program and we offer you paid contract work afterwards, you will be required to fill out an IRS form W-9 and provide your social security number.

Give us a call if you or a student you know is interested and if we can answer further questions- 801-596-2210

Thank you for your interest!

 

Participating Schools

We can add your school if it's not already on this list!
Ask your career counselor to visit or call us at 801-596-2210.

Fashion Institute – Salt Lake Community College
Maria Skelton, Internships Coordinator
maria.skelton@slcc.edu
801-957-2016

LDS Business College
Career Services
(801) 524-1925
employmentcenter@ldsbc.edu

West High School
Susan Grant, Internship Coordinator
susan.grant@slcschools.org
801-824-7739

Salt Lake Arts Academy
Katy Andrews,  Development and Community Outreach Director
katy@slarts.org

Highland High School/SPA
Elaine Toronto, CTE Coordinator
elaine.toronto@slcschools.org
801-484-4343 x178

East Hollywood High School
Mary Ann Hess, Art Faculty
801-706-1174

Paradigm High School
Alisa Amani, Counselor
801-676-1018
Larissa Little, Academic Advisor
801-676-1018 ext:305

Judge Memorial Catholic High School
Christy Koles, College and Career Counselor
801-363-8895

The Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (AMES)
Martha Taylor, Internship Coordinator
mtaylor@ames-slc.org
801-493-5584

Utah Valley University
Dr. Angela Trego, PE, Faculty in Technology Management
angela.trego@uvu.edu
801-863-7175

Viewmont High School
Doris Peterson
Davis School District Work-Based Learning Coordinator
120 W 1000 N, Bountiful, UT 84010
dpeterson@dsdmail.com
(801) 402-4200

 

 

COSTUME INTERNS

Work with us in the studio as we build specialized wearables for events including commercials, films, television, cosplay, theater, private or corporate clients, etc.

Skills/Requirements

Must already be a student, enrolled and degree-seeking in SLCC or other program.
Already know some things about sewing.
How to thread and use a standard home sewing machine.
Have already executed a few projects in cutting and sewing.
Some experience with common types of alterations, hems, etc.
Strong literacy skills: Be able to read and understand pattern instructions, technical manuals, etc.

Hours

Flexible- work around your class schedule and other commitments.
You get copy and your name in the credits (imdb.com) for films or commercial productions we work on.
Your program advisor can tell you how many hours are recommended for your internship credit and can work with us to determine what works best for your situation.

MARKETING & NEW MEDIA INTERNS

Create and update posts/content for existing company sites, blogs, fb pages, etc.
Create promotional and demo videos plus media for website, youtube, facebook & pinterest pages.
Work within company archive of marketing materials and project files.

Skills/Requirements

Must already be enrolled and degree-seeking in SLCC or other program.
Must have some filmmaking and editing experience.
Photoshop and Illustrator skills.
Misc graphics programs skills.
Excellent clerical ability, excellent communication skills in person and in other formats.
Great spelling, grammar and punctuation, alphabetizing and organizational abilities.
Understanding of genres, tagging and copyright use and rules for YouTube.
Laptop, software and filmmaking gear helpful if you own them.

Hours

Flexible- work around your class schedule and other commitments.
You get copy and your name in the credits (imdb.com) for films or commercial productions we work on.
Your program advisor can tell you how many hours are recommended for your internship credit and can work with us to determine what works best for your situation.

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING INTERNS

Gain a unique perspective about the financial workings inside this entertainment niche market.
Match downloaded transactions with filed receipts in accounting software.
Keep physical files and records organized.
Learn how invoices and receipts work within accounts payable and receivable.
Training provided.

Skills/Requirements

Must already be enrolled and degree-seeking in SLCC or other program.
Good clerical ability, good communication skills in person and in other formats.
Good spelling, grammar & punctuation, alphabetizing and organizational abilities.

Hours

Flexible- work around your class schedule and other commitments.
You get copy and your name in the credits (imdb.com) for films or commercial productions we work on.
Your program advisor can tell you how many hours are recommended for your internship credit and can work with us to determine what works best for your situation.

Peri, holding 5 pair of custom Elf spats and modeling a 6th pair.

Monique, inserting a new lining into a vest

Monique, adding a new lining to a leather vest

Alea, trimming beard and applying crepe hair to performer's face for Thror

Alea, trimming beard and applying crepe hair to performer's face for "Thror"

Alea, showing us final result of applied crepe hair mustache, sideburns and wig parts for Thror

Alea, showing us final result of applied crepe hair mustache, sideburns and wig parts for "Thror"

Sadie, hand beading sleeves on a dress for the Miss Multiverse's Pageant's Miss Italy

Sadie, hand beading sleeves on a dress for the Miss Multiverse's Pageant's Miss Italy

Josh, working with pattern for headless horseman costume

Josh, tracing pattern for headless horseman costume

Amanda, stitching costume for Mad Moxxi

Amanda, stitching costume for "Mad Moxxi"

Sora working on Red Ajah costume forthe film "Flight from Shadow"

Sora, showing her trapunto-quilted back of "Red Ajah" costume for the film "Flight from Shadow"

Jessica, aligning sewn layers for 'Vegeta' costume

Jessica, aligning sewn layers for 'Vegeta' costume

Aliya, creating draped pleats in a cape for 'Space Ghost'

Aliya, creating draped pleats in a cape for 'Space Ghost'