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Hire Me! Submission and Competition Guidelines

How well can you sell yourself? 

Enter Hire Me! and pitch yourself for a chance to win a 90-day paid internship with ITV America or Endemol Shine North America.
For more information about each company, please click on each logo below.


Submission Process
There are two ways to try for the chance to pitch yourself:

Complete the application including basic contact information, credits and/or extra-curricular activities.

Add a link to your most updated resume.

Tell us more about you by either completing a 300-word essay OR including a link to a 2:30-minute video regarding why you should be selected.

A standard Submission Release is required to complete the online process. The application includes the release to be completed with an electronic signature. A completed copy of the release will be automatically sent to NATPE.

Submit completed application and release to NATPE on or before December 16, 2016.

The top 8 finalists will be selected to participate onsite during NATPE17 in Miami and will be notified directly in December.

Feeling lucky? Visit the Hire Me! table onsite (location TBD) on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 or Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and complete the application and Submission Release to receive a lottery ticket. 

Two participants will be selected lottery-style onsite at the beginning of the Hire Me! session. Potentials MUST be in the audience and produce the matching stub to the lottery ticket pulled in order to participate.

Competition Guidelines
  • •Must be 18 or older at the time application is submitted to enter.
  • •Online applications and ALL additional information must be submitted NO LATER THAN December 16, 2016.
  • •Selected finalists will be required to pitch onsite during the Hire Me! session on Thursday, January 19, 2017 and therefore must register to attend NATPE17. 
  • •Finalists must be in the Speaker Ready Room at the designated call time which is 45 minutes prior to the session on Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm, room TBD.
  • •Each finalist will have 1 minute to pitch themselves to judges (one representative from ITV America and one from Endemol Shine North America) in front of a live audience. Then, each finalist will be challenged with questions from the judges.
  • •Judges will score each pitch on a scale from 1 to 10 in five categories.
  • •Scores will be tallied.
  • •The judges will each select one winner as the recipient of the 90-day paid internship.

Registration – Producers
You must purchase registration for NATPE17 to participate. 

Discounted registration rate, $1,250 available through December 14, 2016! A discount code to still get this great rate is available upon request from December 15, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
For more information, visit:

Registration – Students
You must purchase registration for NATPE17 to participate.

STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR NATPE MIAMI 2017:  The deadline for student registration applications is JANUARY 4, 2017. 

Special student registration rates are available!

Student registration requires a separate application from Hire Me! To access this application, please access To qualify for the student registration rate, you must currently be enrolled full-time at an accredited university or college.
Completed application must be accompanied with:
     1.  A copy of your current school ID (showing current dates of enrollment)
     2.  A letter on school letterhead from a supervisor or dean confirming your current full-time student status.
Student registration applications will not be accepted after January 4, 2017 and there are no student registrations taken onsite. Students will be subject to participant registration rates starting January 5, 2017 and onsite.

Send student applications and credentials to Please allow 5-7 business days for processing. If approved, you will receive an email with instructions to submit payment and complete your student registration for NATPE17.

Participation Notification
Out of those who submit applications online, the top 8 finalists will be selected to participate onsite during NATPE17 in Miami and will be notified directly in December. The remaining 2 finalists will be selected onsite at the beginning of the Hire Me! session on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

NATPE does not cover travel or room and board to attend in January, nor will NATPE cover travel, room and board, relocation costs, etc. for the internship (located in either Los Angeles or New York). Finalists are solely responsible for all related expenses.

Winners will be announced onsite prior to the conclusion of the Hire Me! session in front of a live audience. The internships will either be in Los Angeles or New York. Specifics such as the start date, rate per hour, work schedule and hours per week will be at the discretion of the sponsoring companies. Credit for these internships (if applicable) should be negotiated between the student/school and the companies. Excluding unforeseen extenuating circumstances, internships should start and conclude in 2017.

Winners will also be required to participate in three (3) brief interviews as NATPE chronicles winners throughout their internship experience (1st interview – onsite immediately following winners announced, 2nd interview – at the half-way point or 45 days into the internship, 3rd interview – no later than two weeks after the end of the internship).