Scripps-Howard Foundation Media Entrepreneurship Fellowship

DEADLINE: Friday, March 15, 2014.

The Scripps College of Communications is seeking two creative and innovative communications students for our 2014 Media Entrepreneurship Fellowship: New York program, sponsored through the Scripps-Howard Foundation. Scripps College of Communication majors in their sophomore, junior or senior years are eligible to apply.

The fellowship, a $3,500 award, supports students who are interested in media entrepreneurship and new media innovation. The selected fellows work with a media accelerator program for nine weeks in the summer of 2014. A media accelerator is an organization that supports media/tech startup companies in the development of their products in preparation for Pitch Day. On Pitch Day, new companies present their ideas to venture capitalists, angel investors and other investors for funding.

Students will be exposed to the workings of a media accelerator, learn the challenges and excitement of working on a product launch and help support companies for Pitch Day. Students also support the development of digital assets such as video interviews with founders and funders, blog posts and other digital materials that support the accelerator’s work and the media entrepreneurship fellows program.

This summer, students will work with DreamIt Ventures in New York City. The DreamIt Ventures program supports startups by media entrepreneurs of color. Interns are expected to report to the internship from June 1-August 10, 2014.

A $3,000 stipend will cover most of the costs of housing and living expenses. The fellow will be responsible for costs beyond the stipend. Students are eligible for academic credit for the program through their respective school internship programs. The student is eligible for an additional $500 stipend after the successful completion of the 10-week internship and the completion of program deliverables, to be negotiated with the college internship coordinator Karen Peters.

A committee of Scripps College of Communication faculty members and administrators will review applications, with a formal selection by the partner accelerator. Selection will be based on factors such as the written statement of interest, previous achievements, relevant skills and academic performance at Ohio University and faculty referrals. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in any major are eligible to apply.

Please see the Resources/Documents section of the Scripps Innovation Challenge Team Course in Blackboard for the application instructions.

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