The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) has announced its “HBCU in LA Internship Program” application is now open for Summer 2018.
EICOP is looking for the best and brightest diverse student leaders to participate in their historic program. It is for both undergraduate and graduate students from HBCUs and other predominately minority serving institutions.
This highly competitive program is open to students of all majors with a genuine interest and passion to pursue a career in the entertainment, media and communication industry. Students accepted into the program will be immersed in an 8-10 week paid intensive internship experience working behind the scenes with major studios, networks, agencies and other industry organizations. This is a multi-major reach program is open, but not limited, to the following majors:
- Communications/Broadcast Journalism
- Animation & Digital and others
Internship Eligible Institutions
- Historically Black Colleges & Universities
- Predominately Minority Serving Institution
- Predominately Black Institutions
- Hispanic Serving Institutions
- College Students transferring from a community college to a four-year HBCU or PMI may also apply
Internship Selection Process
Finalists will be notified by the end of April and will be asked to submit a two-minute video supporting their interest to participate in the program. Once finalists are chosen they will upload their video via YouTube, Vimeo or a publicly shared Dropbox folder. Private videos and broken links will be disqualified.
Interns will receive career guidance and coaching from industry professionals, participate in studio tours, field trips and other hosted screenings and panel discussions.
Through the Dr. George E. Cooper Scholarship, students may be awarded a need-based scholarship to defray the cost of travel and housing and participate in various professional development programs to equip them for employment within the industry upon graduation.
Application Closes: January 3, 2018 / 11:59pm PST
Visit the HBCU in LA Internship Program Eligibility and Rules for more information.
EICOP’s HBCU in LA Internship Program is designed to complement and enhance students’ educational experience by opening Hollywood’s doors for an invaluable internship experience to develop students both personally and professionally in order to leverage opportunities that can lead to employment upon graduation.