HBCU Storytellers Project

Nate Parker Foundation Internship Application

HBCU Storytellers Project


In September of 2017 The Nate Parker Foundation (NPF) partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to launch the HBCU Storyteller Project. Staff from the NPF will work directly with interns from Wiley College, Hampton University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, Norfolk State University, and Virginia University of Lynchburg. All of the HBCUs are dedicated to creating short films that address and share, via filmmaking, some of the most pertinent issues in their area related to African American communities in an effort to shift the vast individual knowledge to a collective understanding of the past and present, with the specific aim of changing the future.


The NPF is looking to recruit and train several interns from the partner HBCUs. We seek to inspire and train a new generations of activists filmmakers who will use the art of film for social justice and uplift of people of African descent. The internships will begin in the late spring semester and carry through the summer. Each intern will be trained on all elements of documentary filmmaking. The requirement is 100 hours and the internship carries a $1000 stipend.   Minimum qualifications: enrolled student, in good standing, at a partner HBCU, or recent graduate of a partner HBCU, or a graduate of the NPF/Wiley College Summer Film Institute. Desired qualifications: 2.5 GPA or above, experience in media production, and strong letters of recommendation.


To apply complete the following:




2. Essay:

What is the current state of race relations in the United States, and how can film inspire change?


3. Transcripts


4. One letter of recommendation


Key Dates:

Application due February 1, 2018

February Retreat Date: TBD


Are you a citizen of the United States?
If no, are you authorized to work in the U.S.?
Did you graduate?
Did you graduate?

Upload required documents here. Please write both essays in one document, and save it as a PDF to upload. When uploading files please title and add your name to each file.  Ex: CreativeResume_YourName


I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.If this application leads to employment, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release.