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The IRTS Summer Fellow Sponsored by Rajah Maples

2016 IRTS Summer Fellow Braxton Jones and his sponsor, Rajah Maples

The IRTS City College of New York Fellow

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2016 IRTS Summer Fellows posing at the CNBC studio after a tour of the facilities

IRTS 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.

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 IRTS Summer Fellowship Application has CLOSED.

Those who submitted applications by the deadline will be alerted if they advance to the 2nd round no later than mid-January, 2018.

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2017 IRTS Summer Fellows posing on the Spotify rooftop with 2013 IRTS alum, Tolu Ayeni


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