IRTS Mark Mackenzie Fellowship
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
“Mark put a lot of work into helping people early in their careers build professional networks within the media industry. There are few better ways to memorialize these efforts than with an IRTS Summer Fellowship”
Mark catalyzed thought provoking discussions and new ideas in media. He was well-regarded for his in-depth industry knowledge and willingness to share. The IRTS Summer Fellowship will be a great opportunity for interns to interact, observe, and learn from key minds in the industry, a tribute to Mark’s passion for intellectual growth.
ABOUT MARK MACKENZIE
Quotes About the IRTS Fellowship Program from University of Texas at Austin Alums
“After coming across a link to the 2017 IRTS application, I decided I would step out of my comfort zone and apply. I had no idea what IRTS was or what it entailed, but after researching their website, I knew this fellowship program was made for students like myself. I never in a million years would’ve thought so many strangers truly cared about my success and growth; the IRTS Foundation did. My IRTS summer was the best summer of my entire life and I will forever be thankful that IRTS selected me out of thousands for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you so much to Lauren, Joyce, Katharine, the entire Board of Directors, Friends of Mark Mackenzie, and all of the former IRTS alumni for making this summer possible!”
Class of ’17
Social Care Agent, Marketing
One of many lessons you learn as a Fellow is something Longhorns know a bit about: legacy. The IRTS Foundation Summer Fellowship is driven by its storied network and alumni who show incredible generosity through their time, wisdom, and mentorship. The countless workshops, invaluable connections, and a group of friends, family, and motivated peers all make up a unique summer of immense growth professionally, personally, and intellectually. The IRTS organization as a whole is unrivaled in its opportunities and resources that cultivate a framework to forge one’s own career in media. None of us would be where we are now without the support of IRTS. This Fellowship is not just a singular program but an introduction to the lifelong legacy of learning, diversity, and leadership.
David Q. Tran
Class of ’15
Manager, Domestic Distribution Analysis
The IRTS Summer Fellowship opened numerous opportunities that ultimately led me to my current role. During my summer as an intern I met one-one-one with industry leaders, delved into new facets of business, and learned invaluable lessons on how to succeed in the world of media. All the while I was able to familiarize myself with NYC with a built-in group of friends, which was incredibly helpful coming from Austin. I can confidently say that IRTS is why I am at my current job today.”
Class of ’13
Business Marketing, North America
Previous Fellows Sponsored In Memory Of Mark MacKenzie
Name: Shad Murray
School: University of Texas at Austin
Internship: CBS Radio Marketing & Events
Current Job: Social Care Agent, Marketing, Yum! Brands
Ways to Donate
During transaction on a computer, you will see donations are exclusively tagged for the IRTS Mark Mackenzie Fellowship. If you make a donation on a mobile device, you will not see Mark’s name during the transaction, but IRTS will see that it is restricted to the Mark Mackenzie Fellow fund upon receipt of your gift.