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Yameen Hameed lands a spot in the prestigious Television Academy internship

Carmel’s Yameen Hameed has been shortlisted for the prestigious Television Academy Foundation award internship program. He is one of seven students selected across the country for the Spring 2022 program.


Hameed is currently a student at Chapman University, majoring in television writing and production (MFA). He attended Carmel High School.

Thanks to the program, began his internship remotely this spring, at Lavish entertainment. Based in Los Angles, Prodigal tells stories across TV, film, comics, audio and theater, and has a premier TV and film deal with Warner Media and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.

“Given the history of the Emmys and this internship program, I’m honored to have been chosen,” Hameed said. “I want to make the most of this chance to learn and grow. I hope that one day they will vote for the shows I have contributed to.

Typically, the Television Academy Foundation Internship Program offered paid internships, at top Hollywood studios and production companies, to college students nationwide. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Television Academy Foundation had to redesign its internship program offering selected students across the country the opportunity to intern remotely. The program continued to evolve in the spring of 2022, with a mix of in-person and remote roles.

The internship program also includes virtual professional development roundtables with TV industry leaders and one-on-one seminars covering building a personal brand and navigating the upcoming job market. Interns become lifelong members of the Foundation’s alumni family, giving them access to events and networking opportunities throughout their careers in the industry.

Established in 1980, the Foundation’s internship program has been instrumental in launching the careers of distinguished writers, producers, directors, executives, and Emmy Award nominees and winners. Notable Foundation alumni include: The Orville executive producer Brannon Braga, space force producer Jennifer Celotta, president of POV Entertainment Layne Eskridge, Grey’s Anatomy consulting producer Elisabeth Finch, The sand man series executive producer David S. Goyer, Maya and the three creator and executive producer Jorge R. Gutierrez, America’s Got Talent associate director Carrie Havel, The boys creator Eric Kripke, and Judas and the Black Messiah executive producer Sev Ohanian.

About the Television Academy Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. For more information on the Foundation, visit

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