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2 Started in 1994 Founded by Scott Weiss, President and CEO of Speakeasy Inc. Named after Taylor Howard a Stanford University professor THF is headquartered in Washington, DC Taylor Howard Scott Weiss

3 OUR MISSION To date…. 450 interns Sixty (60) media/entertainment host companies At least 67 THF interns have been hired as permanent employees in the industry To provide opportunities for women and minority students within the multimedia and entertainment industry. To provide opportunities for women and minority students within the multimedia and entertainment industry.

4 Summer and Fall Internships Summer and Fall Internships Preparing students for entry-level employment, developing tangible and marketable skills Career Awareness Career Awareness Outreach to universities to increase awareness of media/entertainment opportunities Industry Awareness Industry Awareness Outreach to industry executives and managers about diverse candidates Professional Development Professional Development Pre-internship orientation, a post- internship debriefing, alumni network, the Annual Dinner, webinar sessions

5 Diversity in Media

6 Professional work experience Apply skills learned in the classroom Networking opportunities Be competitive in the job market Potential job offers

7 Professional work experience Complimentary travel and lodging to orientation in Washington, DC Alumni Mentors and Networking opportunities Professional Development Scholarship Opportunities NAMIC and WICT Complimentary one-year memberships to Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC)

8 Ethnic minority or female Full-time student at an accredited, 4-year college in the US Not graduating before December 31, 2009 Legally eligible to work in the US (F1 Visa accepted) Available to work full-time from June thru August We do not provide housing, participants are encouraged to stay with family or friends for the summer internship period

9 Undergraduates (including freshman) Graduate students ALL disciplines are encouraged to apply No minimum GPA required No fee to apply

10 50 interns placed at 23 host companies across the country T. Howard Class of 2009

11 AETN AOL BBC America CNN Comcast Corp. C-SPAN DIRECTV Discovery Dish Network ESPN FOX HBO Lifetime MTV NBC NCTA Rainbow Scripps Smithsonian Speakeasy Time Warner Cable Turner Broadcasting YES Network

12 Torrae Lawrence – Class of 1995 Account Director Turner Network Sales Rosalyn Durant – Class of 1998 VP and General Manager for ESPNU ESPN Bryce Adams – Class of 2003 Sales Coordinator TV One Shani Carter – Class of 2008 Marketing Coordinator Comcast, Houston

13 Opportunity is knocking

14 Request Official Transcript Request Letter of Recommendation Update your resume Write your essay Complete the online application

15 Apply Online at Required Items - Phase I: Online Application Resume Essay Official Transcript Letter of Recommendation Phase II: Phone Interview DEADLINE: Dec. 1 DEADLINE: Dec. 1

16 Students who pass Phase I and II are entered into the Final Talent Pool (FTP) Placement decisions are made by Host Companies

17 Apply Now: Deadline Dec 1, 2009 Become a fan - T. Howard Foundation Questions


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