The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) is a non-profit educational arts workforce development program dedicated to educating, training and recruiting the best and brightest diverse student leaders from our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Predominately Minority Institutions (PMIs) for careers in entertainment, media, and technology.
Each year EICOP founder and president Stacy Milner and a team of industry professionals kick off the fall with The HBCU College Tour, a series of workshops, seminars and panel discussions held on HBCU campuses across the country aimed at offering students and faculty a rare look at the inner workings of the entertainment industry while equipping students with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in this highly competitive environment.
In 2017, EICOP joined forces with The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU) under the Obama administration 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 intern 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, talent agencies, production companies and industry hubs across Los Angeles.
Our mission is to be the conduit that bridges the gap between top qualified diverse candidates and the desire of the entertainment industry to develop a culturally and ethnically diverse workforce. We will continue to enhance and achieve our mission by partnering with major film studios, television networks, colleges and universities that demonstrate a commitment to working with our nation’s underrepresented minority groups.
Visit the Tour Schedule page for upcoming HBCU College Tour Dates!