The Emma Bowen Foundation Application

Thank you for your interest in the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program. 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 companies.

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We believe that diversity is important in all areas of the media industry and offer Fellowships that prepare students for careers in the Business of Media, Content of Media, and Innovation of Media. Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

If selected, 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 get additional money to pay for college expenses.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

  • Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
  • Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
  • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Speak and write English fluently

Don't meet these guidelines? We still welcome you to become part of the Emma Bowen Foundation family. Click here to sign up for our mailing list and get access to webinars and training that will give you a look at what it means to have a career in the media industry.

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WHERE WE RECRUIT

We recruit for positions across the country – while the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide. The attached chart shows where we placed Fellows in Summer 2016. 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications to the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis. The application has a few key components:

  • The EBF Online Application for Summer 2017 (link below)
  • A LinkedIn Profile with Photo (click here for advice on creating your profile)
  • A Short-Answer Essay of 250-500 words: Why is it important to diversify the media and tech industries?
  • Your Resume
  • Recommendation form from 1 reference

KEY DATES

Early Action Deadline - November 6, 2016: All applications received by this date are guaranteed a first-round interview by our staff. Meeting this deadline gives you the best chance of getting a placement in our program.

Priority Deadline  - December 31, 2016: Many of our partner companies begin interviewing candidates in late 2016 and early 2017. Meeting this deadline gives you access to a wide range of fellowship placements. The majority of our placements for the summer of 2017 will apply before the priority deadline.

Recommended Summer 2017 Application Date - March 31, 2017: While we accept applications and make placements year-round, we strongly recommend that you apply by this date in order to be considered for a Summer 2017 internship. 

HOW DO I MAKE MY APPLICATION STAND OUT?

Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely.

Make sure that your resume is free of typos and includes all of your work, volunteer, and academic experience. This is the first impression you will make with a potential employer. Show us what makes you unique! 

Get your application in as soon as possible to give yourself the best opportunity to be placed in the fellowship.

Still have questions? Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

 

BEGIN APPLYING HERE

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Promising candidates will be contacted for a first-round interview with Emma Bowen Foundation staff. Note: All applicants who meet the Early Action deadline and meet our basic qualifications will receive a first-round interview. Finalists will be then invited for interviews with our corporate partners, who will make the final selections.

If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June. As an employee, we will expect you to be a conscientious, dependable team player. You will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college. You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative. As a student, you will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average during college to remain in the program.

We appreciate your interest and thank you for taking the time to complete the application. If you are selected, we can promise that a whole new world will be open to you. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation will provide the opportunity -- you provide the talent. 

GOOD LUCK!