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FAMU SJGC Student Lands Prestigious Internship at Fifth Season in Beverly Hills

Heather Johnson
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Zion Afolabi, a senior graphic communications scholar at Florida A&M University (FAMU)’s School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) has secured a coveted internship at Fifth Season in Beverly Hills. Known for its cutting-edge media production and distribution, Fifth Season offers an unparalleled opportunity for aspiring journalists to gain firsthand experience in the entertainment industry. Afolabi will serve as a documentary and non-scripted summer intern.

Selected from a competitive pool of applicants, Afolabi will spend the summer working alongside industry professionals, participating in various stages of content creation. The internship promises to provide her with practical skills and insights into the intricate workings of media production.

Fifth Season, recognized for its innovative approach to storytelling, offers interns the chance to engage in a range of activities, from research and script development to marketing and promotional efforts. For Afolabi this is a step towards a promising career in entertainment.

“This opportunity is a dream come true, and I am incredibly excited for what lies ahead,” she said. “A huge thank you to HBCU in LA™ for providing the resources and support to help Black students like me break into the industry.”

In 2017 under President Barack Obama’s administration, the Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) partnered with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to launch its signature program, HBCU in LA™. The program provides a select group of diverse student leaders with the opportunity to participate in a paid eight to 10-week immersive cohort designed to help them gain skills necessary to launch and leverage a career in Hollywood.

EICOP is a non-profit educational arts workforce development program dedicated to educating, training and recruiting the best student leaders from historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as well as other minority serving Institutions (MSIs) for careers across all aspects of the entertainment, media, sports, music and technology industries.

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