When:June 1 - August 2, 2014 Where: New York, New York Application Deadline: Sunday, November 3, 2013, midnight EST
Expense-Paid Opportunity: Travel, housing, and living allowance included.
Eligibility: Extremely competitive. Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2014.
Accomplished students from all majors (including math, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
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 electronic media industry.
Courtney Bosquez, Trinity University – San Antonio, AMC Networks Sponsored Fellowship
Carl Celiny,* Howard University, THE IRTS THOMAS S. MURPHY FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by ABC National Television Sales and THE STEPHEN K. NENNO INSPIRATIONAL FELLOW AWARD selected by vote by the class of 2013 Fellows
Reid Chandler, University of Iowa, THE IRTS JERRY FENIGER/UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SUMMER FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by Friends of Jerry Feniger
Markie Cohen, Colgate University
Kelcie Cox,* Howard University, THE IRTS LESLIE MOONVES FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by CBS Television Station Sales
Corey Davis, THE IRTS BROOKLYN COLLEGE SUMMER FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by Scott Herman
Mya Ervin, North Carolina A&T State University
Kathleen Fegan, College of the Holy Cross, THE IRTS HOLY CROSS COLLEGE FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by Crown Media Holdings
Rachel Feinberg, Carleton College
Tevin Jones, Morehouse College
Blaire Kelly,Penn State University, THE IRTS PENN STATE UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by Simulmedia
Nathan Murphy, University of California, San Diego
Joseph Mwamba, Indiana University
Joann Park, University of Southern California, THE IRTS ROBERT D. WOOD/UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by Michael Nowacki
Jermell Prigeon, Florida A&M University
Bothaina Saleh, University of Florida
Jessica Sooknanan, University of Georgia
Danielle Toll, University of Michigan
Alejandro Valdivieso, Northwestern University
Cathryn Walker, University of Texas at Austin, THE HELEN KARAS MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP Sponsored by Rick Sirvaitis
Porscha Weddington, University of Kansas
Carlina Williams,* University of Florida, THE IRTS SUMNER REDSTONE FELLOWSHIPSponsored by CBS Television Station Sales