PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOUNDATION'S PROGRAM IS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE. CAREFUL REVIEW OF ALL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS IS ESSENTIAL TO AVOID AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND POSSIBLE DISQUALIFICATION. PLEASE CHECK THE LIST OF STATES BELOW TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT APPLICATION AND MAILING ADDRESS. AN ORIGINAL AND TWO COPIES OF THE COMPLETED APPLICATION AND ATTACHMENTS (RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRANSCRIPT) ARE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTAL. (ONLY TYPEWRITTEN COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.) WE LOOK FORWARD TO LEARNING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE!
NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR 2014 APPLICATIONS FOR CERTAIN NEW MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIPS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 15, 2014. PLEASE SEE LIST OF CITIES BELOW FOR DETAILS.
Thank you for your interest in the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media work/study program. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create career opportunities in the media industry for minority youth through a program that focuses on scholastic achievement, direct work experience and professional development. If selected, you will have the opportunity to work, develop valuable skills, and network with industry professionals each summer until you graduate from college. Not only will you earn a salary, but matching dollars will also be set aside to help pay for your college expenses. Because we want to encourage you to make the most of this opportunity, your corporate sponsor and the Emma Bowen L. Foundation will be there to help you, both professionally and personally, throughout the work/study program.
Please be sure to read the “Frequently Asked Questions” section before submitting your application.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Emma Bowen Foundation has designed a New Media and Technology 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. See the list of cities below for details about specific New Media and Technology opportunities. Students interested in applying should complete the standard application, note any particular computer and technical skills in Section 8 of the application, and write an essay based on the technology topic in Section 10. Please check the Technology box on Page 1 if you are interested in applying for a New Media and Technology position.
Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego(*Deadline extended for New Media & Tech applicants for Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco until March 15, 2014.)
Miami, Orlando, Tampa (T)*, Jacksonville*(Deadline extended for New Media & Tech applicants for Tampa until Marach 15, 2014.)
|Georgia||Atlanta (T)*(*Deadline extended for New Media & Tech applicants for Atlanta until March 15, 2014.)|
|Maryland||Baltimore (T), Silver Spring|
|Missouri||Springfield* - (*Deadline for New Media & Technology applicants for Springfield has been extended until March 15th.)|
|New York||New York City* (*Deadline extended for New Media & Tech applicants in New York City until March 15th)|
|Virginia||Herndon (T)* (*Deadline extended for New Media & Tech applicants for Herndon, VA until March 15th.)|
|Washington, DC||Washington, DC|
* - No openings at this time. Please check back for updates
(T) - In addition to media and communications internships, we are recruiting for New Media and Technology internships in these cities. Please see Special Note above.
Any minority student (African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who is a graduating high school senior or college freshman, has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, is interested in pursuing a career in the media industry, and plans to attend a four-year accredited college or university is eligible to apply to the Emma L. Bowen Foundation work/study program. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of the United States, and speak and write English fluently to be considered. Your grade transcript, at least two (2) educational references from teachers and/or advisors, and a 500-to-1,000-word essay must accompany the application form.
THE APPLICATION FORM
The Emma L. Bowen Foundation Work/Study Program is conducted through two recruiting offices: The Eastern Region office in New York City and the Western Region office in Los Angeles. A list of the states contained in each region is provided below. Please locate your state and click on the link for that region and print the application.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION (HELPFUL HINTS)
(Click here for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our Recruiting Process.)
1. 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." Help us know what makes you unique.
2. All applications must be typed. You may attach separate pages for any answers that cannot be completed on the application form.
3. Complete the Essay Requirement. Your essay will count heavily in the selection process. Your writing style and attention to detail (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) will help us better evaluate your strengths and potential.
4. Read the Integrity Pledge Carefully. Your signature on the application indicates that you have read, understand and agree with the importance of pursuing honesty and excellence in your academic and professional life.
5. Prepare Your Application Package. Place original and two copies of your application in an envelope. Don't forget your grade transcript and reference letter(s). Include a passport-sized picture of yourself. Mail the package to the appropriate Emma L. Bowen regional office (see "The Application Form"). The deadline for 2014 applications is February 28, 2014. The deadline for applications for certain New Media & Technology opportunities has been extended. Please see cities list above.
Finalists will be invited for interviews with our corporate partners and our partners will make the final selections. If you are selected for the work/study 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 expected 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 this 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!
If you are selected for the Foundation's work/study 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 students 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 work/study program is a unique opportunity and we hope you will maximize the experience.