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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

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

We may ask for additional information subsequently for further consideration.

KEY SUMMER 2018 DATES

Priority Deadline  - December 1, 2017: Many of our partner companies begin interviewing candidates in late 2017 and early 2018. Meeting this deadline gives you access to a wide range of fellowship placements. The majority of our placements for the summer of 2018 will apply before the priority deadline.

While we accept applications year-round, we strongly recommend that you apply by the above deadline.

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. We recommend that you have a friend, professor, or career advisor review your resume. 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.

 

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WHAT'S NEXT?

If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June of 2018. 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.

Applicant notification times may vary significantly, as we work with more than 50 companies, each of which is on a unique schedule. All applicants will hear from the Foundation about their application's status by May 1st, at the latest. We encourage all applicants to continually search for other opportunities.

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!