Job Title:  STARZ Intern, Content Insights (Santa Monica)

Department:  Internship

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Position Description

The STARZ Content Insights group is a team of industry experts with backgrounds in linear, digital, and streaming data analytics, content strategy, and data engineering who serve as in-house advisers to key stakeholders and senior leadership on strategic decisions for STARZ content. We are passionate about original programming and movies, and help create the narrative around content consumption as well as keep key stakeholders informed about the competitive landscape, reporting on trends and providing actionable competitive insights. The Content Insights team collaborates closely with programming, planning, acquisition, affiliate and international executives across the company.


The Intern of Content Insights will be working with the STARZ Content Insights team to help guide the company’s global OTT expansion in content strategy through data analytics and business intelligence initiatives. Projects the intern will work on include: tracking and analysis of the competitive landscape on linear and streaming platforms, international performance for series on STARZPLAY, an introduction to Nielsen reporting, and experience with data queries using SQL. The intern will also support the Content Insights team to create PowerPoint presentations that provide in-depth analysis on Starz content performance.


  • Support Content Insights team in tracking competitive brands and reporting findings and/or trends focused on digital and streaming platforms, both for the US and international territories
  • Help track and analyze content performance demographics
  • Support team in creation of PowerPoint presentations and/or Tableau dashboards that provide a visual narrative and actionable insights for Starz programming and the broader content landscape


  • Basic analytical skills with high proficiency in Excel; SQL skills preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Basic data visualization skills with a strong preference towards Tableau
  • Strong communications skills, including the abilities to translate complex customer data into meaningful insights
  • A basic understanding of the TV/Film landscape and interest/passion for a variety of content
  • Statistical background a significant plus (but not required)
  • Enrolled in B.A. or B.S. programs in relevant fields such as Communications/ Business Communications, Marketing, and/or technical fields such as Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Economics 

Internship Details

Lionsgate and Starz Internship Program – Summer 2024

Program Dates: Tuesday, June 11th – Friday, August 16th, 2024 (10 Weeks)


The Lionsgate and Starz Internship Program is designed to identify, recruit, and develop a diverse group of students that will gain meaningful educational experiences, professional growth, and career opportunities.


Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application.

Compensation Data

The pay rate for this internship is $18/hr.

Important Dates

The Lionsgate and Starz Summer 2024 Internship program dates are: June 11th–August 16th, 2024.


All interns are required to attend orientation on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.



  • Interns must not work more than 36 hours per week
  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Interns must be current rising juniors through recent grads (within 6 months of internship start date)
  • Graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Interns must be available to work for the entire length of the program
  • All internships are paid
  • Most internship positions will require working 4 days in office 

To Apply


All candidates must submit a resume (PDF preferred) to your preferred area(s) of interest. The program offers internship opportunities in many departments, so candidates applying should keep in mind that they may be considered for departments not listed.


  • Submit a 1-page resume (PDF preferred)
  • Submit a cover letter (optional)
  • Explain why your background and experience make you a great fit for Lionsgate & Starz


STARZ (, a Lionsgate company, is a leading media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

Business Unit Overview

With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.
Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles