T. Howard Foundation Class of 2012 Summer Intern Orientation
Photos by Anna-Lysa Gayle
The T. Howard Foundation is a non-profit organization that partners with major media companies to provide paid full-time summer internships in the multimedia and entertainment industry to minority students. The Foundation defines minority students as those who self identify as African-American/Black, Asian/Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic, Multi-Racial, Native American, Pacific Islander or South Asian. –T. Howard Foundation
Interested in interning with the best companies in the multimedia and entertainment industry? Then I highly recommend that you apply to be a member of the T. Howard Foundation.
Why should you apply?
I joined the T. Howard Foundation, during the Summer of 2011 after landing an internship with one of its host companies. I thought it would be a great opportunity to explore career options within the multimedia industry. Turned out it was more than that.
The T. Howard Foundation doesn’t just throw students into an internship, it properly prepares them with the skills to advance. Once students are selected by a host company, they are then required to attend a three-day internship orientation which features notable speakers from different sectors within the multimedia and entertainment industry. It is the motivation that students need to steer them towards a job they are passionate about.
Through the foundation, I have interned with host companies such as Showtime Networks and the Cable News Network (CNN).
My host companies focused on giving interns an overview of the positions available to them. The foundation stresses that the main goal is to pair students with jobs in the industry. The foundation’s staff is sincere and always willing to assist students as needed.
1st Deadline: October 31st
Final Deadline: December 1st
Click here to read more about the application process.
Featured above are a few photos that I took during the foundation’s summer 2012 internship orientation. Students were temporarily housed at Columbia University for three days. We enjoyed workshops inside the Yankee Stadium for two out of the three days. On the last day of orientation, seminars took place inside Viacom studios.
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