Careers at THF

Program Manager, Internship Program

The T. Howard Foundation is a mission-driven organization committed to increasing diversity in the media and entertainment industry. Located in Silver Spring, MD, the T. Howard Foundation works nationwide with public and private colleges and universities, recruiting diverse students for internship opportunities across the U.S. The Foundation also provides career development and full-time job placement services to members of its programs.

Under the supervision of the President and CEO, the Program Manager manages and implements the Foundation’s Internship Program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to supervise staff, counsel college students of diverse backgrounds, and work with high-level executives and hiring managers in various business sectors.

Internship Program Responsibilities


  • Create and oversee the execution of the recruitment strategy for the Internship Program
  • Develop and maintain relationships with university career and support services offices
  • Host recruitment events, attend career fairs, diversity panels, and public speaking events
  • Oversee the creation of recruitment of marketing materials
  • Manage full cycle of recruiting from outreach to application review, screening, and final admissions decisions

Placement/Host Company Management 

  • Build and manage relationships with HR and diversity personnel at host companies to identify and secure internship opportunities
  • Select candidates for internship placements with host company partners
  • Ensure that THF meets internship placement goals
  • Create and enforce policies surrounding student selection and participation in internships
  • Develop and improve policies and procedures for efficient and effective placement processes with host company partners
  • Supervise THF mentor program
  • Work with team to improve the internship experience by enhancing student services (mid-summer check-in, webinars, online resources, etc.)
  • Organize and plan summer intern orientation including developing curriculum, identifying speakers, generating learning outcomes, and completing the assessment


  • Review and evaluate admissions processes and policies annually for improvement
  • Manage the application cycle and admissions timeline
  • Approve program admissions decisions
  • Manage the interview process

Administrative Responsibilities 

Financial Management Manage the program within budget constraints, make recommendations to the President regarding program expenditures

Reporting Provide program updates and reports to the President; make recommendations to the President that will improve the efficiency and quality of the program

Meetings – Attend and report at weekly operations meetings, participate in conference calls, and attend meetings with President as needed

Staff Management – Manage the Internship Program staff, including annual reviews, goal setting and providing performance feedback, assign duties and responsibilities

Programs and Activities – Provide management and oversight of Scott Weiss scholarship application process and committee; coordinate debrief, networking, and other events

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Master’s degree plus three years of related work experience, or Bachelor’s degree plus five years of related work experience, preferably in higher education, program management, career counseling, HR, or related field
  • Minimum one year of supervisory experience
  • Previous recruiting experience; technical recruiting experience is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication with a strong emphasis on presentation skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple demands and projects
  • Effectively represent the mission of the Foundation
  • Work effectively with a wide range of audiences including board members, students, alumni, and partner company contacts
  • Required to work some evening and weekend hours, including overnight travel
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Salary and Benefits 

This position offers a salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including ten days paid vacation, employee medical, dental, and vision covered by the Foundation, plus a retirement plan.

T. Howard Foundation is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.