Host Company FAQs

What are the qualifications to become a T. Howard Foundation summer intern?
Summer internships through THF are open to students enrolled full-time as undergraduate or graduate students at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. Students must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. and available to work full-time between June and August.
Though THF is inclusive of all people, THF has always emphasized and continues to emphasize its committment to members of diverse and underrepresented groups and underserved communities.
What are the typical academic majors of your interns?
We recruit applicants from a broad range of academic studies including: Broadcasting, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, Graphic Design, Information Technology, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations and Telecommunications. We also recruit graduate students pursing MBAs, MFAs, JDs and other advanced degrees.
How does my company request an intern?
To request an intern, please send an email to The Senior Program Manager will follow up with you upon receipt.

Is there a fee to request a THF intern?
THF is committed to being a diversity resource for our industry partners and we provide this service free of charge.
Are host companies required to pay THF interns?
Host companies are required to pay undergraduate interns a minimum of $10 per hour and graduate students must earn a minimum of $12 an hour for a 40-hour work week. Host companies may pay a higher hourly rate, if they wish.   
The actual cost of hosting a THF intern is their salary which is paid directly to the intern. Based on the minimum rates, for a 40-hour work week, for a minimum of 8 weeks, a prospective host company should reserve $3,200 for an undergraduate student or $3,840 for a graduate student per each intern requested.