The TAKE ONE Media Internship Program is a bi-annual, hands-on vocational media internship and mentorship program provided free of charge to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) youth participants ages 18-25 residing in San Diego. This program is also inclusive to non-Asian youths from other under-served communities who wish to learn about the AAPI culture and/or pursue careers in the media industry.
One of ACMA’s core objectives is to provide educational opportunities and mentorship programs that inspire our future generations of Asian and Pacific Islander filmmakers, producers, writers, directors and media technicians. To provide such resources, ACMA founded Take One in 2016, and has completed 6 programs. Learn about Take One alumni here.
By providing youth creators from under-served communities an opportunity to learn hands-on television and film production vocational skills as well as gain valuable leadership, teamwork, self-development skills, regardless of their financial background, we believe TAKE ONE can also foster a better sense of pride and self-identity within their communities. We also encourage them to create original ideas and projects based on their own perspectives and experiences as Asian Pacific Islanders that can even possibly help to inspire and shape the perspectives of others that can also affect the futures of their communities. You can view previous Take One Projects and Short Films on our YouTube Channel.
Applications for the Fall 2020 Program are CLOSED. The Fall internship begins on September 5 end ends on December 5, 2020.
Enrollment for the Spring internship program will be available in January 2021.