The T. Howard Foundation is much more than an internship program for college students interested in the media and entertainment industry.

Internship Program

The T. Howard Foundation’s Internship Program is dedicated to improving the participation of diverse and underrepresented groups in the media and entertainment industry. This is accomplished by recruiting diverse and underrepresented college students from public and private academic institutions across the country.

In addition to a full-time paid summer internship, the Foundation’s comprehensive approach to diversity also provides talented interns with networking opportunities, professional development training, scholarships, mentors and much more!


Applications are closed for 2022 and will reopen in the fall of 2023.


To be eligible to apply for the THF internship program, students must be:

  • Currently a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student at an accredited 4-year U.S. college/university (must have completed 30 credit hours by December 1)
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Available to work full-time from June – August (summer internship program only) and attend Summer Intern Orientation the last week of May

While the T. Howard Foundation is inclusive of all people, the Internship Program is intended to provide opportunities for diverse and underrepresented groups and underserved communities in the media and entertainment industry.

Early Application Deadline:

TBD for 2023

Final Application Deadline:

TBD for 2023

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Full-time paid summer internships

Assigned mentor

Scholarship opportunities

Networking events

2½ day Summer Intern Orientation

Complimentary memberships professional development organizations

Application Process

To apply to the Internship Program, you must submit the following: completed application form, resume, unofficial transcript(s) and $25 application fee.

Phase I: Application Completion and Review

Complete online application, submit required documentation and application fee. (September-December)

Phase II: Interview

Qualifying students will interview with THF staff. (September-January)

Final Talent Pool

Students receiving the highest scores during the interview process will be accepted into Final Talent Pool (FTP). Selection into FTP does not guarantee an internship.

Internship Placement

FTP students are eligible for internship placement (spring, summer, and fall). Students will be contacted about internship opportunities. Placement is not guaranteed.

> 1,500


More than 1,000 hired into the industry since 2011


Summer Interns Placed in 2021

Internships also available in fall and spring


Academic Institutions Represented

67 Campus virtual recruitment visits September-November