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‘Harvardwood’ application deadline approaches

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Harvardwood, the organization for Harvard alumni and students in the arts, media, and entertainment, is accepting applications through the end of April for its third annual summer internship program. The 2005 Harvardwood Summer Internship Program (HSIP) will match between 40 and 50 current Harvard students seeking experience with internship opportunities with media and entertainment companies.

During the summer program, which is open to Harvard undergraduates and graduate students, interns establish professional experience and meet potential mentors who can offer real career development insights. Interns also attend exclusive networking and information-sharing events organized by Harvardwood.

“We have really expanded the program this year so that we can accommodate more students,” said Mia Riverton, president and co-founder of Harvardwood. “Interns in our two past programs report that the HSIP has been professionally very valuable to them,” Riverton added.

Companies offering HSIP internships for 2005 include HBO Films, National Geographic Kids Programming and Production, “The Young and The Restless,” The Jim Henson Company, and International Creative Management, among others. Some internships are unpaid placements.

Paid members of Harvardwood can apply to any of the companies participating in HSIP. Affiliates, or non-members of Harvardwood who register with the organization, are limited to submitting applications to eight companies. For a list of all the available internship opportunities, e-mail and type HSIP in the subject line.

Although Harvard does not grant academic credit for internships, the experience cultivated during the program can be developed into an independent study project. Students seeking to earn independent study credit this way should contact Sheri Ziccardi of the Office of Career Services (54 Dunster St.), or e-mail her at

Membership in Harvardwood is open to any current student among the Harvard schools, or any alumni of the Harvard community. For more information, visit