Emma Bowen Foundation - For Minority Interest in Media

Website: Emma L. Bowen Foundation


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:

  • 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!

  • 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
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Applications available online: https://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/application 

The application has a few key components:

  • The EBF Online Application
  • A LinkedIn Profile with Photo 
  • Your Resume

Applicant notification times may vary significantly, as we work with more than 75 companies, each of which is on a unique schedule. You will be notified by the Foundation if you are being considered for one of the Foundation’s internship opportunities. All applicants will hear from the Foundation about their application's status by May 1, at the latest. We encourage all applicants to continually search for other opportunities.

If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June. 


The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their senior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the four-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of full-time employment upon completion of their college degrees.

Students earn an hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses. Academic excellence is also a key component of the program—students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good standing. The Foundation staff works closely with corporate partners to monitor each student’s academic and work progress. An annual summer conference, a community service program and a mentoring program are also provided to further enhance the student’s knowledge and experience. Resource guides for both students and corporate supervisors are provided to maximize the student’s experience while in the program.

This unique, multi-year program prepares a diverse group of talented young professionals to enter the workforce with specific job-related skills, knowledge of the corporate environment and a strong foundation for future advancement. Students work in a variety of functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, public relations, human resources, technology, news, web design, promotion, etc.) and rotate each summer. Currently, we have 260 active students nationwide and more than 500 graduates. Approximately 70-80 new students join the program each year.

Service Agreement

f you are selected for the Foundation's work/study program:

  • You will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college.
  • You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative.
  • We will expect you to adjust any other commitments (school, family events or vacations, team sports, etc.) to accommodate your work and program obligations.
  • As noted, all Foundation students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program and are expected to earn their undergraduate degree in four years unless otherwise approved in advance by the Foundation. The work/study program is a unique opportunity and we hope you will maximize the experience.
Contact Information

Emma L. Bowen Foundation
West Coast Office
Rita Torres
Regional Director, Western Region
CBS Studio Center, Editorial 2, Suite 1
4024 Radford Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
tel: 818-655-5708
Email: rita.torres@mptp.com