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The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program Program’s “HBCU in LA Internship Program” application is now closed for Summer 2019!

We are looking for the best and brightest diverse student leaders to participate in this historic program. It is to both undergraduate and graduate students from HBCUs and other predominately minority serving institutions.

This highly competitive program is open to students of all majors with a genuine interest and passion to pursue a career in the entertainment, media and communication industry. Students accepted into the program will be immersed in an 8-10 week intensive internship experience working behind the scenes with major studios, networks, agencies and other industry organizations.

To get started you will need to first create a Student Sign Up account to access the student internship application:

  • Answer the few questions and hit “Sign Up.”
  • You will almost instantly receive a confirmation email with a private link to access the account you just created.
  • Follow this link and fill out all four tabs to complete your application. When you are done, press SAVE. (There is no SUBMIT button).
  • Be sure to review all guidelines and rules before completing your application.
  • You will be able to revisit your application as many times as needed (to modify or update) during the application period.
  • Make sure you provide all the information before the application period closes on January 12, 2019 / 11:59 PM (PST).

PS: If you already have an account with us you can skip the account creation process and just use the private link that was once provided to access your account, go to the fourth tab, apply for the program and fill out the additional fields. If you no longer have that link, click here and enter a request.

All accounts created before August 1st, 2018 have been deleted.


  1. Complete all tabs of the application.
  2. Attach your picture (head shot).
  3. Attach a one-page résumé.
  4. Include a personal statement: In 300 words share your background and interest to participate in the program. Share how your experience in this summer program will fit into your professional career goals.
  5. Attach two letters of recommendation addressed to “LA Internship Committee”: At least one letter of recommendation must come from an academic and MUST be on official institutional letterhead that provides recommender’s contact email and phone number. Be sure to ask professors, advisers, internship supervisor or job supervisor who can speak to your talents, academic work and career potential.
  6. Submit a transcript (unofficial or official) of college courses and grades. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA (weighted) to be considered for this program. Students with impressive applications but fail to meet the GPA requirement will still be considered, but will be required to write an additional essay explaining their GPA.

Note: Your headshod must be a JPG file (other formats with get you an error message). All other documents must be DOC, DOCX or PDF files.

Selection Process

Finalists will be notified by the end of February or early March and will be asked to submit a two-minute video supporting their interest to participate in the program. Once finalists are chosen they will upload their video via YouTube, Vimeo or a publicly shared Dropbox folder. Private videos and broken links will be disqualified.

All items must be submitted in order for your application to be considered.

Application Closes: January 12, 2019 / 11:59pm PST