The THF Internship Program final deadline is Saturday, December 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET. Apply today!
Sayarpreet Walia (THF ‘18) is a junior marketing major at University of Washington. He spent this past summer as a media intern at Publicis Groupe in New York, NY. Sayarpreet is also a THF Campus Ambassador, helping recruit students to apply to the Internship Program.
Why I applied to THF…
At first, I didn’t think I was accomplished enough to even be considered as a potential T. Howard Foundation (THF) intern. The main reason is that interning for a prestigious media company seemed unreachable and unrealistic. As a kid who had grown up in western Washington, I had never considered it an option before I heard of THF. What allowed me to overcome those thoughts was what THF stood for—they would give me not only experience but also an entry into changing the culture of the media industry. I realized that even though I was just one person, if I took the opportunity I could start a chain reaction of change.
After weeks of debating, I decided to apply because I felt like it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. It was an opportunity to get my foot in the door and keep it open for so many others that would come after me.
THF gave me a network and confidence
Choosing to apply to THF was absolutely one of the best decisions of my life. It gave me everything I wanted and then some. I had the chance to intern in New York and have supportive co-workers who were quick to embrace me. It also gave me a network of fellow interns who I could connect with and be inspired by daily. Being part of the THF community has changed me into a person who is much more self-assured and confident because fellow THF interns who radiated that same energy surrounded me.
It was an absolute honor to be a THF intern. I highly recommend that you apply because even though you might feel like a tiny drop of water right now, you could make a tidal wave of impact in the future by being a part of the T. Howard Foundation.