Media College Fellowships and Internships for Black Students (Multicultural)
The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media companies.
If selected as an EBF Fellow, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to obtain scholarship funds to help with college expenses.
"Over our nearly 30-year history, the Emma Bowen Foundation has provided internships for almost 1,000 students of color"
The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.
The Program begins with an extensive one-week orientation to broadcasting, cable, advertising, and interactive media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question industry professionals at panels, lectures, and group discussions. They also take related field trips and learn career planning, networking and interviewing skills by attending industry social functions.
Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the nine-week Fellowship. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before settling into a permanent job in the media industry.
Over 40 years ago, the 4A’s MAIP (Multicultural Advertising Intern Program) introduced 10 diverse young professionals to the world of advertising.
These individuals initiated MAIP’s legacy of supplying the industry with world-class multicultural talent, influencing all facets of our community. Today, MAIP has evolved into a 22-week talent development, impacting the lives of more than 120 young leaders each year by providing a platform to launch their careers.
By combining real-world work experience, training and development, and networking opportunities within the industry, MAIP participants gain a valuable professional credential to better position themselves in the marketplace. Simultaneously, the program offers advertising agencies the opportunity to access top talent and strengthens the 4A’s efforts to enhance the workforce diversity of our industry.