Foster Youth Opportunities

Established in 2016 in part by an endowment created by Dick Wolf's Wolf Family Foundation, these experiential learning opportunities give undergraduate and graduate college students in the Greater Los Angeles area (counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura) extraordinary access to entertainment media professionals. The program offers students an eight-week, paid summer period in Los Angeles. Interns will receive professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities to build community and prepare them to enter the industry. Open to all class levels.

Internships will take place June 17 - August 9, 2024

Click here to read the Rules and Eligibility Requirements.

Click here to hear from two former Foster Youth Alumni.




"My internship through the Television Academy Foundation had a monumental impact on my career path and personal growth, showing me that my experience as a foster youth is valuable and there is immense power in my story."
Cheyenne Cobb
Development (Children's Programming), Moonbug Entertainment

"This internship program provided me with a career experience that has been the highlight of my professional career thus far. I have gained an influential mentor that has been relentless in helping me achieve success, like-minded friends that serve as collaborators and inspiration for all of my endeavors, and professional experience that has opened many doors for me."
Angela Young
Corporate Social Responsibility, Walt Disney Television

updated 11.2.23

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