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International Radio and Television Society Foundation Summer Fellowship Program

The Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years. This nine-week expense-paid opportunity begins with a comprehensive one-week orientation to cable, broadcasting, advertising, and digital media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question a stellar line-up of industry leaders at company visits, panel discussions, and negotiation simulations. Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the Fellowship. Throughout the summer, Fellows also learn how to successfully network by attending industry events and by conducting informational interviews with executives.

Participants emerge from this program with a strong understanding of our entire business, along with carefully honed skills in career planning, resume writing, and interviewing. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before starting a career within the media industry.

Expense-Paid Opportunity: Travel, housing, and living allowance included.

Eligibility: Extremely competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

Website:
http://irtsfoundation.org/college-programs/summer-fellowship/

Deadline:
December

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Rising junior or senior

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:
Internship

Award Period:
Summer (Undergraduate)
Summer (Graduate)

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Open to all fields

Additional Qualifications:
Junior or Senior

Last Updated:
July 18, 2018

Last Updated: 9/12/17