T-Howard Foundation: Diversity in Media
By Mondriahn Miller
Bowie State students gathered in the Wiseman Student Center 123 at 11 a.m. on Oct. 14 for an informational session about the T-Howard Foundation internship program.
LaShika Howard, a spokesperson for T. Howard Foundation, discussed the mission of the non-profit organization which is to diversify the multimedia and entertainment industry by increasing the representation of minority men and women within the industry.
The founder of T-Howard Foundation Scott Weiss noticed the lack of diversity in the multimedia and entertainment industry. In 1994, he named the foundation after a pioneer of satellite television as well as a mentor of his Taylor Howard.
Designed for any major, the foundation offers paid, full-time six to eight week, 35-45 hours a week summer internships as well as fall and spring unpaid internships for academic credit. Some areas of study that the THF internship caters to are broadcast journalism, law, government affairs, and business, just to name a few.
Major media and entertainment companies that partner with the Foundation are Comcast, ESPN, Fox, MTV and many more. Students are also placed around the country such as New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles and many other cities. The benefits of this program are endless such as networking events, scholarship opportunities, access to alumni connections, and ultimately it provides a sense of a professional career.
To be considered for the THF internship, applicants must be a minority, have full-time undergraduate or graduate status, attend a four-year accredited college/university, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.
For more information, please visit www.t-howard.org and apply online today. The early review deadline is Oct. 31 and the second review deadline is Dec. 1. You must complete the online application as well as the submission of an unofficial transcript, a letter of recommendation, two one-page essays, a resume, and $10 application free.