Established in 2015, the BMI Founders Award is an annual internship program open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The award commemorates the group of radio industry leaders who founded Broadcast Music, Inc. in 1939 with an unprecedented and enduring mission: to provide a competitive source for music licensing and an open-door policy to songwriters, composers, and publishers of all genres of music. A 4-6 week paid internship with a major US broadcasting corporation is awarded for the best original essay response submitted to the competition and recognizes a student with the potential to become an innovator in the rapidly changing field of broadcast radio. This year’s program is in partnership with Beasley Media Group and Hubbard Radio.
Internship opportunities are currently available in fifteen media markets. Applicants do not have to live in these markets in order to apply. Once selected, the winner will choose one of the following cities for their internship:
In order to be eligible for the competition, all applicants must be: