The YES TO JOBS Program was founded at A&M Records in 1987 in direct response

to criticism regarding a lack of diversity in senior management positions in the entertainment industry. The program motto is "People can't be what they don't know exists." The non-profit program's goal is to create opportunities for deserving minority students in internships in the entertainment industry with the intent of giving talented youth hands-on experience from seasoned industry professionals and exposure during their early career

planning process. In 2003, in response to employer demand, Y.E.S. expanded its program to include college students in the year-round college program.

Requirements: Interns must be driven, self-motivated; actively enrolled college students (18-25 years old); minority (African American/Asian American/Hispanic/Native-American/Pacific Islander); with a minimum 2.8 GPA (2.5 GPA for College Students); High School students with a 90% school attendance record.

Employers contact Y.E.S. TO JOBS regarding open internship positions. The Y.E.S TO JOBS staff pre-screens all students in a challenging recruitment process, which includes an in-person interview. Two top finalists are then referred to the employer for a second (and possibly third) interview. The Y.E.S. staff members monitor interns (mid- and final program evaluations, journals, etc.) throughout their internship.

The College Program Manager reviews all incoming submissions. Of those, she invites selected students to the offices for an in-person interview. Only select applicants will be contacted for interviews. Y.E.S. TO JOBS places college students in the Los Angeles and New York.

For the summer session, students may either LIVE IN or ATTEND school in the Y.E.S. TO JOBS city to qualify. However, for the fall, winter and spring sessions, students must ATTEND school in the appropriate city. We do this to keep the Program application process fair to everyone.

Positions are entry level (i.e. filing, faxing, copying, answering phones). Typical departments include promotions, sales, merchandising (retail displays), publicity, marketing, accounting, etc. A partial list of hiring companies includes: Disney; Fox Sports; MGM; New Line Cinema; Turner' Warner Bros. / Warner Strategic Marketing.

Prior to beginning their positions, all Y.E.S. interns are required to attend an orientation training session. However, employers are encouraged to hold on-site orientations to introduce interns to their particular work surroundings (i.e. company layout, fax machines, telephone procedures).

Interns attend bi-monthly career seminars on key aspects of the entertainment industry, usually held after working hours or over a lunch period. In addition, Y.E.S. hosts a program orientation and culmination/awards luncheon to which employers are encouraged to attend. In addition, Y:E:S: interns become part of an unparalleled alumni network through which interns can find advice, support and career guidance.The internship officially ends on the final day of employment. Future employment is at the discretion of the employer.

Contact:

Morgan Fouch, College Program Manager
Y.E.S. to Jobs
ytjcollegedir@aol.com

Location(s): New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA

Program Dates and Duration: various

Stipend: Interns are normally paid minimum wage. During the fall, winter and spring sessions, college credit may be offered in lieu of pay.

Deadline: Rolling ~ Click here to go to opportunity

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