Whether you want to pursue a career in creativity, advocacy, or copyright law, CreativeFuture offers valuable for-credit internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in interning with us, please email info@creativefuture.org. Learn more about the program from past interns here.

Melanie Maupin

Melanie Maupin

From: Tulsa, OK
School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts

“CreativeFuture has taught me the importance of fighting for our rights in an age that seems to prioritize corporations over individuals. Intellectual property is the livelihood of a very large portion of the working class. Piracy, of said property, routinely ruins the lives and careers of many. We must fight to protect the individuals who toil day in and day out to craft the works that we so enjoy.”

Julia Aabjerg Bratland

From: Stouby, Denmark
School: University of Southern California

“It has been a pleasure fighting alongside CreativeFuture to protect creators’ rights and thereby paving the way for next generation’s creations.”

Yiyang Cao

From: Hangzhou, China
School: Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

“Artists create for non-financial reasons, but the economic value that comes with their hard work should be given back to the artists, not to the pirate sites. ”

Tanner Cusumano

From: Malibu, California
School: Chapman University

“CreativeFuture showed me first-hand how piracy affects our industry, and how everyone has to do their part in standing up for creativity and addressing the digital theft of content.”

Michael Dotson

From: Fresno, California
School: Columbia College Hollywood

“What I learned about the issue is how piracy is destroying the film industry and affecting filmmakers.”

Nicolette Forsey-Smerek

From: Palos Verdes Estates, California
School: Boston University

“My summer at CreativeFuture instilled in me a sense of ownership and accountability as both an online citizen and member of the creative community. I now clearly understand the impact copyright theft has on creatives, and what I can do to help combat the theft of creative content in my everyday life.”

Parrish Frisbee

From: Abita Springs, Louisiana
School: Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

“My time with CreativeFuture showed me that no matter what industry you choose to be passionate about, there is value in every aspect of whatever you do. The importance of creativity being respected and recognized in the post-production area of the film industry is vital to the telling of most all stories, and with that I hope to be able to make a difference in the way people think and feel when they watch something.”

Cassandra Gorum

From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
School: Emerson College

“You wouldn’t rob a farmer’s market, so don’t steal content from creators.”

Christina Jobe

From: Redlands, California
School: University of Southern California (USC)

“CreativeFuture taught me about the importance of creating a financial infrastructure that can support artists, as well as respecting the value of creativity when consuming creative products in my personal life.”

Marissa Nobile

From: Branford, Connecticut
School: Emerson College

“My time at CreativeFuture has taught me to fight for the ownership of my creativity and advocate for myself as a creative individual.”

Quintilio Ramon

From: San Diego, California
School: Princeton University

“As Millennials, we are the contemporary patrons of the arts. The money we spend on songs and books and films is an investment towards future content. It’s a symbiotic relationship that depends on our willingness to pay for content as much as it does on the creation of content worth paying for. Without an audience, art is meaningless. Without patrons, art is impossible.”

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