When: June 5 - August 6, 2016 Where: New York, New York Application Deadline: Sunday, November 1, 2015, 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 2016.
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.
Andreea Arama, Queens College, The IRTS Michael Brochstein/Queens College Fellowship sponsored by Bruce Lefkowitz Katherine Benjamin, College of the Holy Cross, The IRTS College of the Holy Cross Fellowship sponsored by Crown Media Family Networks Desiree Booker, Spelman College Anthony Bryant*, North Carolina A&T State University, The IRTS Leslie Moonves Fellowship sponsored by CBS Television Station Sales Bryan Bumgardner, University of Missouri Kiah Clingman, Howard University Sarah Connors, University of Notre Dame Janelle Davis*, Babson College, The IRTS Sumner Redstone Fellowship sponsored by CBS Television Station Sales Sara Dreibelbis, Ball State University Lamique Farrell, City College of New York, The IRTS City College of New York Fellowship sponsored by Betsy Frank Nathan Fishell, Emory & Henry College, Fellowship sponsored by Peggy Green Shakori Fletcher, Elon University, The Helen Karas Memorial Fellowship sponsored by Rick Sirvaitis Kimberlyn Fong, Mount Holyoke College Leanna Garfield, Syracuse University, IRTS Neil Postman Newhouse School at Syracuse University Fellowship sponsored by Jack Myers Dora Grote, University of Iowa, IRTS Jerry Feniger/University of Iowa Fellowship sponsored by Friends of Jerry Feniger Rachael Kline, Pennsylvania State University, The IRTS Penn State University Fellowship sponsored by Simulmedia Jorie McLeod, Quinnipiac University Daion Morton, Indiana University-Bloomington, Fellowship sponsored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Holden Ottolini, Binghamton University Robert Persky, Tufts University Tershone Phillips*, University of Florida, The IRTS Thomas S. Murphy Fellowship sponsored by ABC National Television Sales Andrew Rico, University of Texas at Austin Cindy Rivas, University of Southern California Lauren Sawyer, Hastings College, IRTS Donald V. West Summer Fellowship sponsored by LABF Board of Directors Kevin Schatell, University of Georgia, Fellowship sponsored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) Ashley Schwartz, Brooklyn College, The IRTS Brooklyn College Fellowship sponsored by Scott Herman Gentrix Shanga, Montclair State University, The IRTS Robert D. Wood Fellowship sponsored by Michael Nowacki Jonathan Thibeaux, Morehouse College David Tran, University of Texas at Austin Garrett Woods, Columbia College Chicago