Skip to content

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program

Return to Fellowship Search

The Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program is a nine-week opportunity begining with a comprehensive one-week orientation to cable, broadcasting, advertising, and digital media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question a stellar line-up of industry leaders at company visits, panel discussions, and negotiation simulations. Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time “real world” experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the Fellowship. Throughout the summer, Fellows also learn how to successfully network by attending industry events and by conducting informational interviews with executives.

Participants emerge from this program with a strong understanding of our entire business, along with carefully honed skills in career planning, resume writing, and interviewing. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before starting a career within the media industry.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April in the year of the program. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

While specific experience is not necessary, applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the media field with extracurricular activities or volunteer experience that suggests they are strong candidates for this highly competitive program.

Deadline: Early-December each year

Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development

Field of Study: Business, Social Sciences

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: US Citizen, US National, Permanent Resident

Special Circumstances:

For more information: