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Dreamworks Animation and HBCU 20×20, the largest network for HBCU and Black jobseekers, have partnered for a new talent development initiative called Launch: HBCU Fellowship Program.

Who’s eligible: The program is open to students and recent graduates from HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Fifteen students will be selected for the program.

What is the program: The eight-week curriculum consists of various workshops, courses, and speaker series that will highlight the many paths to an animation career. The fifteen participants will receive a stipend from the studio and be encouraged to apply and interview for DreamWorks’ Internship Program or other open positions within the company. 

What Dreamworks says about the program: “DreamWorks strives to introduce and carve a path for Black students and we found the perfect partner to create a meaningful fellowship program with HBCU 20×20,” says Rabia Abedin, DreamWorks Animation’s manager of early career programs & diversity outreach.  “Launch will continue DreamWorks ongoing commitment to eliminate barriers in animation for the Black community, and we believe that this program will create impactful opportunities for everyone involved.”

How to apply: Applications are being accepted from today through March 1. Apply at this website.

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