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Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

DUE February 14, 2019

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (PENN CMSI), in an effort to make study abroad accessible to students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).

100% of a recipients’ program fees and travel costs are covered for an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program designed to enhance their leadership and intercultural skills. Frederick Douglass Global fellows commit to sharing their experience and intercultural growth with peers and classmates.

Ten scholarships are awarded annually based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and nominations from students’ MSI senior leadership. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the 2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate freshman or sophomore attending a Minority Serving Institution
  • Be Pell Grant-eligible
  • Have a minimum GPA 3.00
  • Reside in the U.S. with student status or be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident.

Items below should be submitted through the online application.

  • Nomination from a member of senior leadership (either the president/chancellor, provost, vice president, or dean) at your institution
  • Copy of transcript
  • Proof of Pell Grant eligibility
  • Personal Video - Upload a short 2-minute video that provides a detailed explanation of your objectives for study abroad. In this explanation discuss how the combination of your major and participation in study abroad will support your development and help you meet your academic goals and become a global leader.
  • Personal Essay - Discuss why you believe study abroad is important for students from MSIs and how you plan to share your study abroad experience with others upon returning (Limit 800 words).

Award Details

  • Fellowships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and nominations from students’ MSI presidents.
  • Awards will cover the full cost of travel to and participation in a four-week 3-credit study abroad program in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil sponsored by CIEE.
  • 10 Fellows will be selected from accredited MSIs.
  • Fellows will be expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their MSI community upon their return to campus. 
  • View updated FAQs.


2019 Bay Area Arts Fellowship & Internship Fair

DATE: Saturday, February 9, 11am-1:30pm 

LOCATION: A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theater) - The Strand Theater, 1127 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103

The 2019 Bay Area Arts Fellowship & Internship Fair will be held at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco. Representatives from American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)Berkeley Repertory TheatreCalifornia Shakespeare TheaterMagic TheatreSan Francisco OperaZ Space, and The UC Theatre will be available to talk about their programs and to help open doors to careers in the performing arts and music industries. Come learn more about these paid positions!


San Francisco International Arts Festival: Northern California Post Graduate Performance Program

MEETING DATE: Tuesday December 4, 6:00pm 

LOCATION: Building C, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture


Find out about presenting your work at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in May 2020 as part of the SFIAF organization's ongoing program to feature performing artists who are recent graduates (one to five years) from the arts programs of Northern California's Institutions of Higher Learning.

The goal of the program is to offer low-risk opportunities for younger people who are at a stage of their careers where they have decided to become generative artists. Specifically those who are in the process of creating an external or formal structure to sustain and manage their careers (i.e. an ensemble, band, 501(c)(3), sole proprietorship or another form of support mechanism) that will enable them to build a place for themselves in the performing arts business.

*NOTE: Current junior standing students are encouraged to attend the meeting on Dec. 4th, since this event will be for those who will be post graduate students on May 2020.


Circle of Change Leadership Experience Conference

CONFERENCE DATES: Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018

Each Fall, the Circle of Change Leadership Experience hosts an annual three-day national leadership conference in Los Angeles, California geared towards helping 250 plus diverse student leaders discover the leader from within, develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success, and the inspiration needed to help these incredible student leaders make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

In order to attain this goal each year with the conference, not only have we created an incredible team of keynote speakers, leadership coaches, and set of panelists from top tier companies and organizations, but we have created a variety of life changing leadership experiences built upon five specific learning outcomes which are Interpersonal Development, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Socially Responsible Leadership, and the Value of Diversity.

The specific goals of each learning outcomes are provided below:

  • Interpersonal Development – students will learn more about themselves and how that translates into effective leadership in the 21st Century.
  • Leadership Development – students will learn about more than twenty different leadership skills and qualities that leaders must possess in the 21st Century in order to be effective.
  • Professional Development – students learn about more the different professional skills that must be attained in order to evolve and experience career leadership success in the 21st Century.
  • Socially Responsible Leadership – students will learn about the importance of social responsibility, ethical decision-making, civic engagement, social justice, and service learning.
  • Value of Diversity – students learn about the importance of diversity in the 21st Century, and  discover how to interact, collaborate, appreciate, and lead diverse groups of people more effectively.

Check out the conference schedule, keynote speakers, leadership break out sessions, industry leadership panel sessions, and additional leadership programs that have been created to  ensure that every student who attends the conference has a transformational leadership experience!

Click HERE for more information on how to register

Registration fee $200

*NOTE: Discounted fee of $25 off per student applies if 5 or more students from one campus register as a group. 


Blizzard - 8th Annual World of Warcraft Student Art Contest

DUE January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm

The Annual World of Warcraft Student Art Contest is now open! In addition to their Summer Internship Program, Blizzard Entertainment's University Relations has different contests in an assortment of disciplines planned throughout the year. Make sure to check in occasionally to see if a contest is available in your field of study!

Here's the list of currently open contests:

  • Environment Art Contest
  • Character Art Contest
  • FX Contest
  • Animation Contest
  • Environment Visual Development/Concept Art Contest

Grand prize winners will be chosen by the World of Warcraft art team and receive the following epic prizes*:

  • A tour of Blizzard Entertainment’s headquarters in Irvine, California
  • A 2-hour face to face mentorship session with a senior Blizzard artist
  • A one-year subscription to World of Warcraft
  • A Blizzard Entertainment notebook (featuring an original sketch by a Blizzard artist)
  • A Blizzard T-shirt

 *Blizzard reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize.

Visit the website for details on submission requirements for each contest.


Funding Opportunities

EOP Logo Design Contest

DUE February 22, 2019 at 5:00pm

The Educational Opportunity Programs Office is now hosting a contest for students to create a logo for our office! We are opening up this contest to all EOP students, and we only require that you are creative, professional and submit your own original art.

One lucky winner will be able to win an award for free textbooks for Spring Quarter 2019. The winner will be notified on March 4, 2019 and be featured on the EOP Website and Newsletter!

We will accept the following type of submissions:

Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, jpeg/jpg, png, or pdf.

Submit your art via Google form HERE. Please note that all submissions must include "EOP" in their design.


Caucus Foundation Application for Thesis Film Grants

DUE January 15, 2019

Purpose of the Grants: To assist worthy students in completing their student thesis film, TV program, video or interactive projects. The award will provide completion money after other means of fundraising have been exhausted. This program is intended to combat the lack of diversity in content and creative people in our industry. 

Rationale for the Grants: The Caucus recognizes its responsibility to take action to promote diversity behind the camera in our industry. We look to the accredited film, television, media programs at our universities and colleges as the source of the talented writers, directors and producers of the future. While scholarships are becoming more and more plentiful, support for students in completing their portfolio project is scarce. These projects serve as a calling card for entry in the industry. Further, the selection and identification process will, of itself, validate and recognize young talent and provide a source of mentors as they make the transition from student to industry professional. 

Eligibility: Applicants must be registered in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program that requires the student to complete a thesis project in film, television program, video or interactive project for their degree and must be either the producer or director of the film. Applicant must also be a US Citizen. The student must be enrolled at an accredited University, College or Conservatory at time of submission or has graduated within three months of the due date of application. 

Submissions: May be a structured film as currently understood, or TV Program of any genre i.e. game show, reality program, situation comedy, variety program, documentary or any commonly produced form in contemporary broadcasting including webisodes.



UCDC Internships for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020

DUE Friday, March 8, by 5:00 p.m. (for both Fall 2019 and Winter 2020)

Are you interested in the UCDC program?  Apply for Fall Quarter 2019 or Winter Quarter 2020 now!  

To apply, go to  Select the Apply link.  This section will guide you through the application steps.  Keep in mind that two letters of recommendation are required, so please begin the process as soon as possible to allow time to solicit faculty letters and complete the application. 

To learn more, pick up information from Merrill Academic Building, Room 10, see our campus’s UCDC website (listed above), or go to the website for UCDC in Washington (  If you have any questions, please contact Marianna Santana, UCDC Coordinator, Merrill Academic 10,, or 831-502-7307. 

UCDC is a unique program of internship and study in Washington, D.C.  Participants spend a quarter attending classes and conducting an internship in the nation’s capital, while registered as UCSC students and earning academic credit.  Internship placements are geared toward student interests, including but not limited to:

  • Government and Public Policy
  • Science and the Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Education
  • Health
  • Electoral politics
  • The Arts 
  • Law
  • Business and Finance
  • Media and Communications 


Pixar Summer Internships

DUE March 3, 2019

At Pixar, our goal is to make great films with great people.  We are proud of our tradition of creative and technical excellence and are always looking for talented people to enrich our work and our community. We believe it’s important for our studio to reflect the diversity of the society we live in and the worldwide audiences for whom we make our films.  Come see what we have to offer!

Exciting internship and residency opportunities await college students and recent graduates!
Twelve-week and six-month terms offered year-round in: 

  • Animation

  • Art

  • Business Operations

  • Editorial

  • Marketing

  • Production Management

  • RenderMan

  • Software Research & Development

  • Story

  • Systems

  • Technical Direction

Direct mentorship and training in a hands-on classroom environment

  • Pixar Undergraduate Program (PUP)
    A ten-week summer course in Technical Direction designed for undergraduates

  • Animation & Story Internships


Oakland Museum of California Summer Internship 

DUE February 22, 2019

OMCA-UP is a paid summer internship program at the Oakland Museum of California for currently enrolled students or recent graduates at the undergraduate and graduate level. Through a rigorous cohort-learning program, OMCA-UP interns will gain exposure to a range of museum career opportunities and leadership skills. 

We value our community’s diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, countries of origin, religions, and gender expressions, and also strongly encourage students whose backgrounds are traditionally underrepresented in the museum field to apply. 

Interns receive behind-the-scenes experiences and participate in mentorships, hands-on trainings, and group activities. We also ask interns to make a mutual commitment to stay in touch with OMCA for two years after completion. 

Available Positions:


Currents New Media Internship Program

DUE February 15th, 2019

This is a month-long position in Santa Fe New Mexico for June 2019. Currents New Media is seeking students who are interested in Art and the New Media community. 

In the past, interns have come from a variety of disciplines. There have been musicians, actors, tech-heads, performance artists, visual artists, and folks interested in event coordination, festivals, construction, set design, lighting design and more.

Ideal candidates will have either experience or strong interest in some or any of the following: media art, a/v tech, programming, exhibition installation (hands-on work), volunteer coordinating, graphic design, light design, event planning, curation etc.

This opportunity provides free housing, and a stipend to help cover any travel and food costs. 


Seattle Children's Theatre Summer Internships

DUE 11:59pm PST, February 12, 2019

Renowned SCT Education Programs offers over 20 internship positions in the summer to support nearly 200 camps and classes for students ages 3½ -21, and for our Summer Season productions for students grades 4-12.

Being an intern is a rewarding and enriching experience wherein you’ll be fully immersed in the workings of SCT. Previous interns have gone on to work at many professional theatres around the country, including as staff members at SCT, Seattle Theatre Group, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Jet City Improv, and The Village Theatre, as well as regionally at theatres such as Arena Stage, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, Metro Theatre Company, The Rose Theatre Omaha, and the Children’s Theatre Company, amongst many others. 

Internships offered:


Paramount Pictures Summer Internship Program

DUE January 31, 2019

About The Program

Paramount Pictures offers an exciting Internship Program providing students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain hands –on experience working in the entertainment industry.  At Paramount, every intern has the opportunity to network with industry professionals, attend a multitude of events aimed at furthering their entertainment knowledge, and play an integral role in their department’s success.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate and Graduate (MBA, MFA, JD) students currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution. 
  • Undergraduate students must be going into their junior or senior year.
  • Graduate students must have completed their first year.


Hiring decisions are based on your major field of study, past work / internship experience, and any extracurricular activities.  Ideal candidates will be organized, hardworking, self motivated, and enthusiastic.


All internship positions are paid employment opportunities.


Television Academy Foundation Internship

DUE January 24, 2019 at 5PM PT

NEW FOR 2019: The application process is now entirely online!

The Television Academy Foundation offers 50 television industry internships in over 20 disciplines each summer. These eight-week, paid positions at major media companies provide professional experience, career development and networking opportunities to talented students nationwide.

Please note: Letters of recommendation without a signature and email address will NOT be accepted.

New for 2019: Virtual and Augmented Reality Development

  • Agency
  • Animation 
  • Casting 
  • Choreography 
  • Cinematography 
  • Design (Art Direction/Set Decoration, Costume Design) 
  • Development (Animation, Children's Programming, Movies for Television, Scripted Series, Unscripted Television, Virtual and Augmented Reality) 
  • Directing 
  • Editing
  • Interactive Media 
  • Legal & Business Affairs 
  • Marketing 
  • Music 
  • News (Broadcast News, Entertainment News) 
  • Physical Production/Business Management 
  • Production (Commercials, Documentary/Nonfiction, Live Television, Movies for Television) 
  • Production Management 
  • Program Planning and Scheduling 
  • Public Relations/Publicity 
  • Sound 
  • Writing (Comedy, Drama) 


Walt Disney Animation Studios - 2019 Production Summer Internships

DUE January 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is a 9-week experience designed for students studying art, animation, computer graphics, and film. As a Talent Development intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking.

Current internships available:

  • CG Artist
  • Production Management
  • Story Artist
  • Visual Development Artist


Blizzard - Summer 2019 Internships

DUE November 30, 2018

The Blizzard Internship Program gives students the opportunity to work directly with development teams and business operations departments to gain hands-on experience. For 12 paid weeks every summer, interns embed themselves with their teams to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the intensity and fun of creating epic entertainment.

The US internship application season runs from September to December every year. Due to the high volume, applications are only accepted during this open submission period.

Check the Blizzard Internship Program Website for a complete list of currently open internship positions. 


Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Summer 2019 Internship Program

DUE December 1, 2018

Creative Artists Agency (CAA), is the world’s leading full service entertainment, media, and sports agency. They represent many of the most successful professionals working in television, film, music, theatre, video games, sports, and digital content. CAA summer 2019 internship applications are now available and due by December 1st, 2018. The application can be found HERE. Internships are available in the following departments:

  • Books 
  • Business Development
  • Comedy 
  • Commercial Endorsements
  • Corporate Communication
  • Corporate Development
  • Digital Talent and Packaging
  • Film Finance and Sales 
  • Motion Pictures: Literary 
  • Motion Pictures: Marketing 
  • Motion Pictures: Talent 
  • Multicultural 
  • Music: Marketing 
  • Music: Sponsorship 
  • Music: Touring
  • Speakers
  • Sports: Representation 
  • Sports: Consulting 
  • Television: Alternative 
  • Television: Research 
  • Television: Scripted
  • Television: Talent


The Women’s Museum of California Internship Program 

DUE May 31, 2018

We seek qualified candidates to assist in a wide range of museum operations. We offer a number of projects that can offer the candidate experience in Educational Outreach and Development, Museum Library & Archives, Marketing, Event Coordination, and Exhibition Preparation & Production. We do also accept interns on a rolling basis, however priority is given to those applying before the deadline.

Internships require a minimum commitment of 120 hours and 10 weeks. If your school's internship requirements are less than the Museum's internal minimum, please disclose the required hours and timeframe in your application. If candidates are seeking school credit, it is important that candidates check with affiliate institutions and meet organizations’ requirements as well.


UCDC Internship Program (fall or winter 2018 quarter)

DUE March 12th at 5pm

The UCDC (quarter in Washington, D.C.) Program supervises and supports students who pursue internships and academic study in the nation’s capital. The program is open through a competitive application process to juniors and seniors (occasionally sophomores) in all majors. Students enroll for fall, winter, or spring quarter, earn 12-17 course credits, and continue to be registered as full-time students. Applicant selection is based on academic record, a written statement, letters of recommendation, and possibly a personal interview.

Students spend 30 hours each week at their internships.  Washington, D.C. offers a wide array of internship possibilities, from working on Capitol Hill or in a government agency to interning for a major media outlet, a nonprofit organization, or a cultural institution. Internship placements are geared toward student interests, including but not limited to:

-government and public policy
-science and the environment
-human rights
-electoral politics
-the arts 
-business and finance
-media and communications 

Students also attend a weekly research seminar.  An essential component of the Washington program, the seminar enables students to draw on Washington’s rich variety of research opportunities to complete a research paper on a subject related to their internships.  In addition to the research seminar, students may also opt to take one upper-division elective course from a range of classes offered by faculty at the Washington Center.  Elective classes are offered in several disciplines, including the social and natural sciences, arts and humanities.  All courses take advantage of Washington’s unique resources for study and research.


Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Admission is competitive. To be eligible for consideration, students must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior (although sophomores from natural sciences and engineering majors may also apply).
  • Have a strong academic record.
  • Provide two strong letters of recommendation (if possible from faculty rather than TAs or employers). 

Final decisions will be made approximately one month from the application deadline. A mandatory orientation for accepted students will happen near the end of the previous quarter (e.g., orientation for fall quarter will be held the preceding spring, etc.).


Admission will be based upon the student's statement of purpose, academic record, letters of recommendation, and in some cases a personal interview. Consideration is also given to the distribution of academic disciplines participating in the program. Participation in UCDC changes the way in which a student meets residency requirements for a degree. Contact your college academic preceptor for more information.