Who We Are

In 2017, EICOP joined forces with The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU) under the Obama administration and launched its signature program, HBCU IN LA. The HBCU IN LA, HBCU IN NY, and HBCU IN ATL Internship Programs provide a select group of diverse student leaders the opportunity to gain access and opportunities to internships essential for launching and leveraging a career in an industry where they have been sorely underrepresented. This innovative pipeline development initiative is the first of its kind to provide students with critical Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta-based housing and the opportunity to participate in 10 week internships with major studios, networks, talent agencies and other global creative industry organizations.

EICOP’s HBCU IN LA, HBCU IN NY and HBCU IN ATL are innovative pipeline development programs designed to provide access and opportunity to underrepresented students of color and help meet the industry’s diversity goal of employing a workforce that is reflective of the diverse communities it serves. The program has also expanded to include: Technology/E-Sports, Music, Sports, Fashion, Music, and Commercial Production.

About Us



HBCU in LA partners with industry organizations who pledge to provide paid internship experiences to deserving students.


Participants meet some of the most successful leaders working in the industry today, who answer their questions and are willing to provide long-term mentorship to help students navigate their career goals.


Participating students receive lectures on the creative and entrepreneurial aspects of the
industry. Students also receive career coaching, opportunities to network and instruction on interview skills and the mores, etiquette and cultures of the industry.

Meet The Leadership

Board of Directors

Advisory Board