Do I need to get an internship before arriving in Los Angeles?

No, the majority of students do not finalize their internship plans until they arrive in Los Angeles. We suggest that you make initial contacts and set up some interviews in advance, but you will probably not make a final decision until you visit the company and learn more about the internship. There are, however, some exceptions. Internships in advertising are competitive and some high profile television shows select their interns in advance, so we advise you to apply early.