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 & Resume Workshop


HBCU in LA Application Opens


MPA Fellowship Applications Opens


HBCU in LA Info Session & Recruiters Roundtable


HBCU in LA Info Session & Alumni Panel


HBCU in LA Info Session & Interview Tips


HBCU in LA Application Deadline


MPA Fellowship Applications Closes

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On this day in 1946, Albert Einstein teaching a class of Lincoln University students in University Hall.

Any Lincoln University alum in the house?

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Center Theatre Group is hosting a HBCU Night for BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY on Tuesday, April 26th at the Mark Taper Forum in LA directed by Howard graduate and AKA, Phylicia Rashad.

Find the link in our bio

Industry vets, we have a new platform that allows HBCU students to connect with people in their industry! The platform allows HBCU students to reach out to you all for questions, mentorship, advice, etc. and you get to choose the time commitment!
If you’ve been looking for mentee opportunities or connecting with HBCU students, here is your chance!
Sign up now at ETN.eicop.org

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