The Emma Bowen Foundation is building a more diverse media industry

With support from our more than 75 corporate and nonprofit partners, we recruit promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media, PR 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.

Over our nearly 30-year history, the Emma Bowen Foundation has provided internships for almost 1,000 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.

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. With this in mind, we prepare our students for careers in one of our three program tracks: Business of MediaContent of Media and Innovation of Media.

Our Three Tracks

The Business of Media

The Business
of Media


Public Relations


Human Resources

The Content of Media

The Content
of Media

News Production


Digital Media

The Innovation of Media

The Innovation
of Media

Computer Science

Big Data

Technology of Communications

About Our Fellows

Fellows in our program receive ongoing professional and skill development supported by the Emma Bowen Foundation, including attending at the Emma Bowen Foundation Annual Conference, participation in the Foundation's Link Mentoring Program, year-round participation in webinars, ongoing one-on-one guidance and support provided by Foundation staff, and exposure to myriad resources and leaders in the field.

EBF Fellows graduate to a lifelong alumni community of nearly 1,000 former EBF interns. Learn more about becoming an EBF Fellow.