Hope College student Eunice Maruhi of Nairobi, Kenya, has been selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation’s 2019 Internship Program.
Maruhi, who is pursuing a composite major in film production, will be a documentary-production intern this summer at Daniel H. Birman Productions in Pasadena, California. Entering her junior year this fall, she is one of just 50 students from across the country chosen to participate in the program.
The Television Academy Foundation’s annual Internship Program provides 50 paid internships, at top Hollywood studios and production companies, to college students nationwide. The prestigious program gives both undergraduate and graduate students in-depth and hands-on professional experience in a variety of television careers during the eight-week internship.
“I have always had a lot of respect and admiration for the Television Academy and its contributions to the advancement of the television industry,” said Maruhi, whose internship will begin in mid-June. “So when I got into the internship program, I was so thrilled to be given the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. Through the internship, I hope to make life-changing connections and for my art of storytelling to be further nurtured.”
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs, such as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Project, College Television Awards and Student Internship Program, the foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. More information about the foundation is available at TelevisionAcademy.com/Foundation.