Wednesday, January 27, 2021

2021 IRTS Summer Fellowship Program


June 7 - August 6

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program will be virtual in
Summer 2021.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship is IRTS Foundation's cornerstone program, integral to our mission of providing access and education to diverse, aspiring young media professionals from across the country.

The 2021 IRTS Summer Fellowship Program's application deadline is approaching! The program will take place virtually this summer, from June 7th to August 6th.

Please submit your application by Sunday, January 31 at midnight ET.

The highly competitive IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has played a key role in launching the careers of top media professionals for 50 years. This year, the Fellowship will be virtual in order to allow students to participate in the opportunity, despite the pandemic. It will include:

  • Paid, remote internship at a media company
  • Comprehensive orientation to the media industry
  • Mentoring and unparalleled access to the IRTS network

Accomplished students from all majors, including advertising, business, communications, data science, information technology, journalism, math, production, public relations, etc., are encouraged to apply! (must be current junior, senior, or grad student)
For full eligibility information and further details please follow this link:

Through our successful 2020 virtual programs, we saw how IRTS can continue to inspire and open doors for young professionals, even when we can't be in-person. We are excited to welcome the next class of Summer Fellows!


Lauren Kruk-Winokur
Vice President, Academic Programs & Communications
IRTS Foundation



  • Fellows will gain a comprehensive view of the media industry through dozens of exclusive meetings with IRTS's vast network of alumni, Board Directors, and other top media professionals.
  • Fellows will gain insight into how large companies operate, how to navigate those organizations, and how to identify the types of people & opportunities best suited to launch their careers.


  • Fellows will enhance their networking skills through numerous informational interviews with industry professionals.
  • Fellows will learn proper correspondence, portfolio and resume best practices, and many more professional skills through 1-on-1 meetings, all while exploring their career interests and learning about career opportunities they may not have previously known existed.


  • What sets IRTS apart, year after year, is its supportive, diverse community. IRTS will help 2021 Fellows build their own community of peers, while also engaging with the broader IRTS network.
  • Fellows will invest time not only in their own futures, but also in those of their peers. In getting to know one another, the Fellows will create a supportive and fun community over the course of the program.


  • Each Fellow will be assigned a paid internship at a media company and participate in group projects. Placements will be determined throughout the final selection period, in Spring of 2021.

The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today's leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals through its many educational programs and diversity initiatives. IRTS programs ensure that our business reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age. Learn more at: