The Emma Bowen Foundation Application

Thank you for your interest in the Emma Bowen Foundation internship program. Before you apply, please make sure to read the internship qualifications and review the application process steps.

The Emma Bowen Foundation promotes a more diverse 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 and tech companies.

Our three tracks highlight the many areas in which our Fellows intern.

  • Content (broadcast and online journalism, production, social media, digital media, etc.). 
  • Business (finance, sales, human resources, marketing, public relations etc.)
  • Innovation (computer science, engineering, data science, information technology, software development, etc.)

Whether you're interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, a sales representative, or in any other career in media or tech, the Emma Bowen Internship is here to help you get your start. Hear more about EBF from previous fellows, alumni, and partners here: https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/voices.

If you are selected as an Emma Bowen Fellow, you will have access to:

  • A paid summer internship
  • On-the-job training from top professionals and industry executives
  • Our Annual Summer Conference
  • The EBF Launch Career Activation Program
  • Need-based academic scholarships
  • A lifelong community of EBF peers, alumni, professionals, and partners

We look forward to receiving your application! Good luck!


We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and determine, in conjunction with our partners, any affects it may have on Summer 2021 internships. We are planning to have a full slate of internships, which are expected to be primarily in person, but might be remote/virtual as well, depending on the circumstances and how the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Do I Qualify?

You are eligible to apply for an Emma Bowen Internship if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • 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 (undergraduates graduating in Spring 2021 are eligible to apply)

  • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

  • Are interested in pursuing a career in the media and technology industries

  • Are a U.S. citizen or U.S. 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.

Where Does EBF Recruit?

We recruit across the country. Applicants are primarily considered for internships based on their permanent residence/hometown address, specifically where the student expects to reside during the summer. Please be sure to use your permanent residence/hometown address as your address on the application. You will be expected to have reliable transportation.

We are in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, but we also have openings in cities nationwide. The “primary city” question in the application lists many of the recent internship locations, and we are often expanding into new markets.

How to Apply

Submit the Summer 2021 Application (application form + video interview)

  • The EBF Summer Online Application Form (link below)
  • A LinkedIn Profile with Photo
  • Your Resume
  • HireVue Video Interview (you will receive instructions after submitting your application form)

Before you apply, please make sure to read the internship qualifications and review the application process steps (below).

 

Apply Now

 

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?

The EBF internship program is very competitive. You can help your application stand out by submitting a comprehensive resume and stellar HireVue video interview.

In your resume, let us know about your work, extracurricular, volunteer, and/or academic experience. Also, don’t forget to check for typos and formatting consistency. Asking a friend, professor, or career advisor to review your resume will ensure that another pair of eyes catches any issues before sending in your resume. We ask that your resume be one page.

For your HireVue video interview, take the opportunity to share more about yourself with us—your experiences, your interest in the industry, and your career goals. Tell us what makes you unique!

What's Next in the Application Process?

You’ve submitted the Summer 2021 Application (application form + video interview). What happens next?

From the fall through the spring, the Foundation will review for various internship requests from our partners. A list of our partners can be found here: https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/partners.

For each partner request, the process is as follows:

  • The Foundation reviews applicant pool to identify applicants who meet the qualifications of the request.
  • The Foundation reaches out to those applicants by email for further consideration. Applicants will be given a deadline to submit any additional information, including an updated resume. 
  • The Foundation forwards applicants from that review to our partner. 
  • Our partner reviews EBF candidates and identifies those candidates that will continue in the company’s interview process. All candidates may not receive an interview.
  • Our partner selects the 2021 EBF Fellow who will intern at their company. At that time, the other candidates will be notified that they were not selected.


We work with over 60 companies with unique hiring schedules, so applicants may be considered at any time from the fall to the spring. We do not have a set deadline, but recommend that students apply as early as possible to maximize consideration for opportunities. We will continue to accept applications until the final placement is completed.

As noted above, Foundation staff will reach out to you if you are being considered for one of the internship opportunities. Please note that this could happen at any time during the application cycle up until May 1st. 

On or by May 1st, we will notify all applicants of their final status for Summer 2021. We encourage all applicants to continually search for other opportunities. The Foundation attempts to match qualified candidates’ interests and qualifications with the requirements of our partners. Given the limited number of opportunities, we cannot offer candidates a variety of options for placement.  

What Happens If I am Selected to be an EBF Fellow?

Each year, we welcome a select number of new Fellows to our EBF internship program. Fellows intern at one of our partner companies and receive the support and resources of the Foundation.

If you are selected for the EBF internship program, you will be notified by the partner company and a representative of the Foundation. The partner company who hired you will discuss the start and end dates as well as the company’s hourly rate with you. You will begin working in May or June 2021 and be expected to work at your partner company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (35 to 40-hour work week) until graduation from college. Other commitments (family travel, school trips, etc.) will have to be conducted before or after your work commitment with your partner company. If you have standing arrangements, make certain to discuss these with the Foundation if/when you are interviewed. As an employee, we will expect you to be a conscientious, dependable team player.

You are an EBF Fellow. You will be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible, including our Annual Summer Conference and the Launch Career Activation Program. As a Fellow, you are also eligible to apply for a need-based scholarship through the Foundation. You will receive a student manual which will further detail policies and expectations.