OUR MISSION & VISION
The Emma Bowen Foundation is building a more diverse media industry.
We recruit promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media and technology companies, provide the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.
We believe that diversity is important in all aspects of the media industry, from the correspondents in front of the camera to the media sales departments bringing in revenue to the coders and engineers who are changing the way we access and understand content, and prepare our students for careers in the Business of Media, Content of Media, and Innovation of Media.
Making An Impact On The Industry
Over our 26-year history, the Emma Bowen Foundation has provided internships for almost 800 students of color. We believe the key to our continued success is a top-down commitment to diversity, a spotlight on excellence, and careful monitoring of our students’ and graduates’ on-going progress — a “leave nothing to chance” approach focused on results.
When they graduate, our fellows join a distinguished group of alumni. Over 65% of our alumni remain in media and 72% of 2015 graduates are employed in the industry. They work for major media companies across the country in fields ranging from production to finance to public affairs. They are account executives, analysts, and on-air reporters; Emmy and Peabody award winners; and key members of the industry from the edit room to the boardroom.
Partnering With Top Media Companies
Our work would not be possible without the support of our corporate partners. Each summer they welcome Emma Bowen Fellows into their ranks, providing meaningful work experience, exposure to the media industry, and connections to mentors and colleagues in the field. From major television networks like HBO and CBS to public relations firms like FleishmanHillard to tech organizations like ARRIS and Concurrent Computer Corporation, our partners span the media industry and offer a diverse set of experiences and opportunities for our fellows.