Newhouse DC

Experience what it’s like to live, learn and work at the nerve center of American democracy.

The one-semester Newhouse DC program offers a unique opportunity to pursue your education and professional development in our nation’s capital.

You’ll gain hands-on professional experience as an intern at a top-level media company, take classes and build your network by engaging with accomplished professionals, many of them alumni who hold top roles in the communications industry. You will also meet industry professionals as part of your coursework.

Mentorship is a key element of the program. As a Newhouse DC student, you will be paired with a mentor—typically a Syracuse University alumnus working in your field of interest. Your mentor will meet with you a few times during the semester to offer career advice and help you adjust to life in the city. You will get to see firsthand how the “Newhouse Network”—the Newhouse School’s famed group of highly successful alumni—is a very real and powerful resource.

For more information and to apply, contact Shelly Griffin at migriffi@syr.edu.

Staff and Faculty

Get to know the people you’ll be supported by and learning from in Los Angeles!

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Student Life

In addition to classwork and your internship, many social and cultural opportunities are available for you to enjoy. We encourage you to have some fun and take full advantage of the California sunshine! Learn more at DiscoverLosAngeles.com.

Additionally, the Syracuse University Los Angeles department organizes many special events with alumni on the West Coast, and Newhouse LA students have the unique opportunity to attend these events and network.


Housing

A partnership with a  property management company provides students with fully furnished apartments on a short-term lease. Students apply directly to the management company and sign an individual lease. Students may also find alternative housing.


Transportation

Los Angeles is very much a car-centric city.  Access to a car is the best way to navigate between home, an internship and the Syracuse University Los Angeles Center.  Some students use a ride share company like Uber or Lyft instead of arranging for a car. There is a public transportation system in LA but it is limited geographically.  Using public transportation may increase commute times and may also require several transfers between trains and buses. Both ride share and public transportation may limit the internships to which students can apply as some internships require that the student have a car.

All transportation options should be researched thoroughly to understand the costs involved and the challenges each mode presents.


Health and Wellness

The Newhouse LA program is dedicated to student health and wellness by providing Los Angeles area-based resources to aid in personal growth and academic success for students in times of crisis, problem resolution and coping with daily challenges.

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Newhouse LA Emergency Plan

Newhouse LA is dedicated to the safety of our students, and as such, we have emergency plans in place as a precaution due to the increased risk of wildfires and earthquakes in the Los Angeles area.

Learn more about the Newhouse LA emergency plan>>

Admissions

Newhouse LA is offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Once eligibility requirements have been reached, admission is granted on a space-available basis.


Dates and Deadlines

Applications are now open for Spring 2023 or later.

Spring 2023
Application Deadline: Oct. 1
Pre-departure meeting: Oct. 2


Eligibility


Prerequisites


Financials

In addition to regular Syracuse University tuition, Newhouse LA entails a program fee of $1,500 for fall/spring or $1000 for a summer session, plus housing costs (see below). There is also an application fee of $60.

Airfare, car, course materials, food, gas, parking, personal expenses, and transportation are estimated expenses and provided for budgetary purposes. Expenses will vary depending on a student’s individual circumstances and are not billed to a student’s bursar account.

Summer expenses are based on a 12-week program. The semester expenses are based on a 15-week program.


Scholarships

Newhouse LA offers merit-based scholarships due to the generosity of the Jack Oakie and Victoria Horne Oakie Charitable Foundation.


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Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Late submissions will be waitlisted.


Not a Syracuse University student? We welcome you!

Email newhousela@syr.edu for an information packet. 

Internships

Internships are a central part of the Newhouse LA program, providing you with real-world experiences and valuable insights into the entertainment industry. Learn entry-level skills, experience professional environments, make connections and develop tools that will enhance your career as a young professional.

Newhouse LA staff members are committed to helping every student find an internship. They will work closely with you to identify the best fit for your career interests and goals.

Academics

Newhouse LA provides you with a robust and challenging academic program taught by media industry professionals.  You’ll have an opportunity to learn from dedicated faculty as well as current industry professionals who serve as guest speakers. Being in Los Angeles also affords you the unique ability to participate in field trips to studios, production companies, post-production houses and much more.

Explore such topics as Hollywood game-changers, music technology and marketing for TV and film.

About Newhouse LA

Newhouse LA is a one-semester program that provides students with the LA experience while continuing your Newhouse education in the heart of the entertainment industry.

Learn more about the Newhouse LA experience.

Newhouse students in Los Angeles give back to the community

President of domestic marketing for Universal Pictures joins the Los Angeles semester faculty

Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester students get VIP tour of Warner Bros. studios

TV Nation instructor Bob Boden makes game show history

Newhouse LA

Newhouse LA is an immersive professional development program that provides students with a unique opportunity to work as interns at a Los Angeles media company while taking entertainment industry-related academic courses taught by professionals.

Kick-start your career in the entertainment capital of the world. Take your Newhouse classes while interning for top companies in the film, television, music and digital industries.  Learn about the business at alumni networking events, insider events like PaleyFest LA, field trips to the Motion Picture Academy Museum and the Warner Bros. VIP tour.  Give back to the community through volunteer opportunities.  Feel what it’s like to live in Los Angeles doing the work you dreamed of doing. 

All this and more is available to you as a Newhouse LA student.

Admissions

Newhouse NYC is offered in the fall and spring semesters, and admission is granted on a space-available basis.


Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2023: Applications due by Oct. 1, 2022


Eligibility


Financials

In addition to regular Syracuse University tuition, Newhouse NYC entails a program fee of $1,500 and housing costs. 

Any existing financial aid, grants and scholarships will be applied to the Newhouse NYC semester. Additional costs to consider are books and supplies, personal expenses, transportation (i.e.: MetroCard for the subway), meals, groceries and entertainment. 


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Internships

As a Newhouse NYC student, you’ll take your classes at night, freeing up your days for exciting internships at some of the biggest companies in media.

Newhouse NYC requires an 18- to 24-hour-per-week internship aligned with your interests and skill set. Before the start of the semester, you will meet with the program director to discuss your career goals and potential internship opportunities.

Past students have excelled in internships at companies including:

Logos for The Today Show, The View, Refinery 29, ABC News, NBC, Bustle, VMLY&R, The Week, Viacom, Nielsen, InStyle, BuzzFeed, Sunshine Sachs and Devries Global