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Made in NYC Production Assistant Training Program by New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Actively recruiting

Help finding a job, Internship or short-term job, Training for a new job

Adults, Young adults, Low-income New Yorkers, Women, LGBTQ+ New Yorkers, People with justice involvement

1 to less than 3 months, Evening

Last updated on Nov 04, 2021

The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program is a great way to start a career in film and television.

The “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program helps unemployed and low-income New Yorkers get their foot in the door of the dynamic world of film and television. The training program is 5 weeks long, full-time, with homework and occasional evening sessions.

Who it's for

Applying is a highly competitive process. The following are our core eligibility requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a valid driver’s license (Those without a driver’s license are still welcome to apply. We can aid you in obtaining your license free of charge.)
  • Current New York City resident, living within one of the 5 boroughs of NYC and able to prove residency of at least 6 months
  • Unemployed or low-income
  • Legally eligible to work in the U.S
  • Available full-time and able to attend training Monday through Friday, 7:30am-6pm
  • Able to make a 2-year commitment to working in the industry
  • Available after graduation to work freelance, on-call 12/14+ hours per day in TV/film production


Monday through Friday, 7:30am-6pm

Next Steps

Attend an information session to learn more about the program and fill out an application.