The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) is a non-profit educational arts workforce development program. We are dedicated to educating, training, and recruiting the best and brightest diverse student leaders from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges, Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for careers across all aspects of the entertainment, media, sports, music and technology industries.


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In 2017 under the Obama administration, EICOP joined forces with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and launched its signature program, HBCU in LA.

The HBCU in LA Internship Program provides a select group of diverse student leaders the opportunity to participate in a paid 8-10-week immersive internship. Providing experience essential for launching and leveraging a career inside Hollywood’s coveted inner circle.

The program focuses on placing talented students in competitive internships with major studios, networks, production and talent agencies.


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HBCU in LA Info Session & Alumni Panel


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HBCU in LA Application Deadline


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This year we launched our first HBCU in NY cohort, and had the opportunity to expand our impact!
We are so proud of the amazing young ladies that helped us kickstart our East Coast expansion and we truly enjoyed watching them learn, grow, and takeover NYC entertainment this summer!
A special thanks to our partners over at NBC Universal for making this years kickstart special for our interns, and to our very own RA on the ground, Asia, for guiding our interns through an amazing experience!
To ALL East Coast HBCU students, be on the lookout for the next HBCU in NY cohort applications, coming soon!!!
#hbcuinny #hbcuinla #nbcuniversal #eicop #internship #intern #entertainment

If you are interested in pursuing on-set production careers in Atlanta, please consider the #SetSouthAtlanta free training powered by Streetlights.
Ideal for graduates looking to start careers in entertainment production, this tuition free training will assist talented and motivated young adults to achieve a foot in the door and career success in entertainment.
Taught by local Atlanta film professionals, many grads of Streetlights, this training will run Monday-Friday for four weeks and has GUARANTEED job placement on the sets of local Atlanta productions upon completion.
To request an application, email Streetlights@streetlights.org. To be considered for an interview, submit an application no later than September 16th. The training will commence on September 30th, 2022.
#hbcuinatl #atl #internship #hbcuinla #eicop #entertainment #hbcu

Talent is not defined by wins or losses, but by how you play the game.
Special thanks to the AMAZING team over at Activision for sharing insight, experience, and top tips to break into the gaming industry!
Our HBCU in LA interns were thrilled to learn about the game development process and sit down with the infamous company that brought us Call of Duty and took competitive gaming to the next level!
#hbcuinla #activision #gaming #gamer #intern #hbcuinny #eicop #hbcupride #hbcustrong #internship #nbcuniversal #callofduty

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