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!




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 24 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:

Final Application Deadline:


Full-time paid summer internship




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 (waived for 2021 applicants).



Phase I: Application Completion and Review

Complete online application, submit required documentation and application fee (waived for 2021 applicants). (September-December)



Phase II: Interview

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



Final Talent Pool

Students receiving highest scores during 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 contacted about internship opportunities. Placement is not guaranteed.



> 1,250


More than 600 hired into the industry since 2011




Summer Interns Placed in 2019

Internships also available in fall and spring




Academic Institutions Represented

Campus virtual recruitment visits September-November