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Xperi Cinema Intern - Summer 2022 (Gold Rising) 



This internship is with Xperi and is part of the Gold Rising Program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members. To learn more, please visit the Gold Rising page:

Xperi is looking for a creative and determined intern to provide real-world experience of executing premium technology and business solutions to the cinema industry, including its customers and consumers. As a member of the DTS Cinema team, the Cinema intern will be responsible for collaborating with teammates across functions to promote events and movie titles with DTS:X audio technology, DTS programs for cinema and home and DTS:X technology via social and web-based digital media.


Through the Xperi cinema internship experience, intern will learn more about the following:

  • How the cinema business at Xperi works

  • About the DTS brand and DTS:X immersive audio solutions

  • How DTS works with our partners to create amazing technology experiences

  • How to contribute to a broader business team by creating creative and operational processes and procedures which help improve team performance and customer engagement.


Position Requirements

Focus project

The best internships have focus projects that the intern can own and that have a clear deliverable at the end. This gives the organization tangible value that carries on after the internship is over and gives the Intern a great story to share with future employers that shows the impact he/she made at the company. The focus project for this internship will be the development and execution of a creative sound-based podcast to support the DTS Cinema program.


Reporting relationships/key contacts

  • Intern will report directly to VP of Cinema, Loren Nielsen. Loren is responsible for enabling the intern’s integration into the Xperi cinema team and into Xperi overall and will assign tasks/priorities and manage intern’s work directly.

  • Christy Willingham, Director Integrated Marketing, will be the intern’s second mentor and will provide direction regarding the integration of intern’s project into the Xperi marketing plan.

  • Brian Slack, Senior Manager Cinema and Pro Audio Solutions will be the intern’s third mentor and will be available for occasional project assistance for the intern’s audio-based product.


Responsibilities (will include and not be limited to):

  • Work remotely (or in person if Covid-19 remote restrictions are lifted) for approximately 30-hour week according to TBD schedule

  • Work with Loren to conceive, develop, and deliver on the assigned tasks/priorities and deliverables of the Focus Project with presentation to the Cinema and Marketing teams

  • Work with cinema, audio and marketing teams to execute cinema social media campaign featuring the Focus podcast.

  • Collaborate with DTS Cinema and Marketing to develop and support events promoting the use of DTS:X. Events may be virtual or possibly IRL.

  • Learn about and be exposed in a professional environment to the business process of immersive sound as practiced in studios for their motion picture audio tracks and in movie theatres as part of their theatrical sound systems.


If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.


Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Xperi Cinema Intern - Summer 2022 - (Gold Rising)  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 2/1/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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