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Universal Music Group Partners With Thurgood Marshall College Fund to Launch HBCU Internship Program

Universal Music Group’s Task Force for Meaningful Change (UMG TFMC) is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to launch an internship program for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The UMG HBCU Internship Program will offer paid summer internships – starting June 1, 2021 – to up to 50 currently enrolled college sophomores, juniors and seniors from the U.S.’s 107 HBCUs. Students will work at UMG’s New York- and Los Angeles-based labels, companies and business units, subject to COVID-related public health guidelines.

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“This partnership is an important opportunity for the investment in the development of HBCU student career pathways into the music industry,” said Nicole Wyskoarko, executive vice president and co-head of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M Records and TFMC Internal Committee Co-Chair.

Added Dr. Harry L. Williams, President & CEO of TMCF.

“Our partnership with Universal Music Group will be a major game-changer for the students who attend our member-schools,” said Williams. “These summer internships will provide invaluable experience and launch the career trajectory for so many talented students looking to work in the music industry.”

Applications are open now through December 30, 2020.

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