Application Info

Please thoroughly read this applications webpage as well as the Application Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to prepare your application.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

 

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media Fellowship Program. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a non-profit organization with a mission to create career opportunities in the media industry for youth of color through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development. If selected, you will have the opportunity to work within the field of media, develop valuable skills, and network with industry professionals each summer through college. Not only will you earn a salary, but matching dollars will also be set aside to help pay for your college expenses. We want to encourage you to make the most of this opportunity - your corporate sponsor and the Foundation will be there to help you, both professionally and personally, throughout the fellowship program.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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 a four-year accredited college or university
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Speak and write English fluently

 

RECRUITMENT

We mainly recruit in major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and the San Francisco Bay Area, and occasionally we recruit in smaller markets, such as Englewood, NJ; Nashville, TN; and Stamford, CT.  Please visit our Application FAQ page for a comprehensive list of areas in which position openings have been located.

Special Note: The Foundation has designed a New Media and Technology (NM&T) Program to provide opportunities for students pursuing careers in engineering, system design, information systems, web services, applications or other technical disciplines in the media industry. Students interested in applying should be sure to note any particular computer and technical skills in Section 4 of the application and in your resume/LinkedIn profile.  Please check the Technology box at the beginning of the application if you are interested in applying for a NM&T position.

 

THE APPLICATION FORM

SAMPLE APPLICATION

We suggest you thoroughly review this webpage and the Application FAQ page before applying. If you need further assistance or have any additional questions regarding the application process, or the program, please feel free to contact us at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For your convenience, it is recommended that you prepare and compile the application information prior to completing the online application.

A completed application includes:

  • 2016 Emma Bowen Foundation ONLINE Application (view sample application)
  • LinkedIn profile with photo
  • Essay of 500 words or more
  • Resume
  • Recommendation Forms from two (2) references (submitted after submission of the above items)

 

BEGIN APPLYING HERE

 

The link to your LinkedIn Profile with photo will be included on the online application. The formal essay and your resume are to be uploaded through the online application form. Additional information regarding these documents can be found on the online application form and the Application FAQ page.

Applicants must provide two (2) references; one must be an educational/academic reference and the second must be a professional reference. You will have to list your references’ contact information in the online application form. You can find the link to the recommendation form here. You will also receive the link upon submission of your online application. Please provide the recommendation form link to your references and ask them to submit the recommendation form within 2 weeks of the date of your submission. Your application should be submitted before your references submit the recommendation forms. 

*A school transcript will be required upon selection for an interview.*

Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely. This is the first impression you will make with a potential employer. Not everyone who submits an application will be chosen. You are already a “star.” Show us what makes you unique.

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

Finalists will be invited for interviews with our corporate partners and our partners will make the final selections. Once selected for an interview, you will be required to provide the Foundation with a school transcript.  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. 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!

*The next priority deadline is March 1st, 2016*

 

IF SELECTED

If you are selected for the Foundation's fellowship program, 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. We will expect you to adjust any other commitments (school, family events or vacations, team sports, etc.) to accommodate your work and program obligations. As noted, all Foundation fellows must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program and are expected to earn their undergraduate degree in four years, unless otherwise approved in advance by the Foundation. The fellowship program is a unique opportunity and we hope you have the chance to maximize the experience!