Application Deadline: 01 November 2015
The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of International Radio and Television Society Foundation (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.
- Students selected for this highly competitive program are required to be enrolled full-time at a college or university;
- Applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student who will not graduate prior to April 2016, in order to be considered;
- Accomplished students from all majors (including math, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply;
- Students who are selected have a strong academic record, provide a detailed and proofread application, and display a strong interest in learning about the media industry even if their major is in a seemingly unrelated field.
Those selected for the Fellowship receive:
- Round trip travel to and from NYC (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement);
- Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting;
- A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses;
- A full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals;
- Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers;
- The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!
How to apply?
The deadline for application is 1 November 2015, midnight EST.
All applicants will be notified on or before November 24 via email regarding their status for the Semi-Finalist application round.