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 media companies.

Diversity is important in all areas of the media industry. We 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.

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

If selected as an EBF Fellow, 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 obtain scholarship funds to help with college expenses.

Do I Qualify?

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

  • Are a student of color (Asian, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Multi-Racial)

  • Are a graduating high school senior OR an undergraduate 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 network. Sign up for our mailing list.

What Does It Mean to Be an EBF Fellow?

Selected students will have access to:

  • Paid summer internship

  • On-the-job training from top professionals

  • An all-expenses paid Summer Conference in New York City

  • Need-based scholarships

  • A rich community of diverse media and tech talent

  • Lifelong professional networks

Where Does EBF Recruit?

While the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide.

How to Apply

Summer 2020 placements are complete. You can sign up for our mailing list below. As a member of our mailing list, you will be made aware of other programmatic opportunities that we offer throughout the summer, as well as receive notices about 2021 recruitment opportunities.


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We encourage anyone who will have graduated by December 2020
to sign up for our ALL Multicultural Media Professionals "AMMP" Network.


How Do I Make My Application Stand Out?

Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely. We may ask for additional information subsequently for further consideration.

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!

Students should apply as early as possible for consideration for all opportunities.

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

Why Internships?

Don't take our word for it; hear it straight from our former fellows.

What's Next?

Applicant notification times may vary significantly, as we work with more than 75 companies, each of which is on a unique schedule. You will be notified by the Foundation if you are being considered for one of the Foundation’s internship opportunities. All applicants will hear from the Foundation about their application's status by May 1, at the latest. We encourage all applicants to continually search for other opportunities.

If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June of 2020. 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 Hiring Program. 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.