2017 Fellows laughing with Richard Leibner & Crystal Johns at UTA

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2018 IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

June 3rd – August 4th ♦ New York City

The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of the IRTS Foundation, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.

The Program begins with an extensive one-week orientation to broadcasting, cable, advertising, and interactive media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question industry professionals at panels, lectures, and group discussions. They also take related field trips and learn career planning, networking and interviewing skills by attending industry social functions.

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 nine-week Fellowship. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before settling into a permanent job in the media industry.

The 2018 Summer Fellowship Program application has closed.

NEWS FROM THE IRTS SITE:

2017 IRTS Summer Fellow Jackson Kurtz & his sponsor, Richard Leibner, with Joyce Tudryn of IRTS, at United Talent Agency (UTA)

IRTS Foundation Receives Major Gift from the Leibner-Cooper Family Foundation

Annual Summer Fellowship salutes the legacy of Richard Leibner and Carole Cooper to journalists. Click here to learn more and meet our inaugural Leibner-Cooper Fellow, Jackson Kurtz!

Helen Karas Memorial Fellowship

IRTS is very honored to name this Fellowship in memory of Helen Karas, who embraced our mission of building future leaders through mentorship and community for the entirety of her career.  We invite you to help us carry on Helen’s legacy of making future dreams come true by supporting IRTS Summer Fellowships for students from across the nation with an interest in learning more about the media industry.

Michelle Nwokedi, a 2017 IRTS Summer Fellow, with her sponsor, IRTS Board Member Bruce Lefkowitz

Bruce Lefkowitz Salutes His Mentors Through Annual Fellow Sponsorship

IRTS is thrilled to announce Bruce Lefkowitz will be sponsoring an IRTS Summer Fellow in honor of mentors. To date, Bruce has named his sponsored Fellowship in honor Michael Brochstein, Joe Cohen, and Lou LaTorre, all of whom have been mentors to Bruce throughout his career. Bruce is the current EVP of Ad Sales at Fox Networks Group.

Mark Mackenzie Memorial Fellowship

IRTS is very honored to name this Fellowship in memory of Mark Mackenzie, who embraced our mission of building future leaders throughout his career.  We invite you to help us carry on his legacy of making future dreams come true by supporting IRTS Summer Fellowships for students from his beloved alma mater–University of Texas.

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Upcoming Programs

2018 IRTS Faculty Industry Seminar

In an effort to bridge the gap that can sometimes exist between classroom and industry, IRTS provides an annual opportunity for university educators  to meet with senior media and entertainment executives. It’s an ideal opportunity to discuss the changing nature of our business. The generosity of companies and individuals has made it possible for us to underwrite this unique educational experience for more than four decades.

Thanks to our partnership with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the 2018 IRTS Faculty Seminar is MEDIA INSIDERS: Today’s Opportunities & Tomorrow’s Challenges. Attendees will also have the added advantage of attending CES 2018.

2018 Summer Fellowship Program

The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program. Check back in the spring to meet our 2018 Fellows!

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