Sponsor an Intern

Donations and Contributions

Donations from generous individuals support the costs of stipends for LCIF summer internships in communications for undergraduate students of color. Each LCIF intern receives a summer stipend of $4,500.00.

Contribute to LCIF intern stipends via mail-in check. All gifts make a difference. The Louis Carr Internship Foundation is a non-profit organization, tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to LCIF are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Telephone: 312-819-8641
E-mail: [email protected]

Make checks payable to:
The Louis Carr Internship Foundation

Mail to:
1921 W Fulton St, PST1101, Chicago, IL 60612

Interested in becoming a LCIF Corporate Internship Partner? We want to hear from you!


Tel: 312-819-8641

E-mail: [email protected]

Collaborations & Partners


LCIF Corporate Internship Partners are prominent broadcast and print media, advertising agencies, corporate advertisers, public relations firms and other communications-related businesses that provide:

  • 8 to 10 week summer LCIF intern positions.

  • Structured internships that offers real-world work experience.

  • Meaningful skills enhancing work assignments.

  • Nurturing and supportive work environments.

  • Mentors who provide one-on-one career guidance.

LCIF Corporate Internship Partners will receive from the Foundation:

  • Pre-screened and qualified minority interns.
  • A coordinated mentor program.
  • Funding for stipends of summer interns.

LCIF Corporate Internship Partners support the Foundation by:

  • ​Providing a summer LCIF internship position, and if possible, also underwriting all, or a portion, of the LCIF Intern’s summer stipend.

Each sponsored internship allows the Foundation to serve more students of color who dream of careers in communications.

Board of Directors

Chairman: Louis Carr
President of Media Sales, BET Networks 

Secretary: Diane Dinkins Carr
DDC Consulting Group Inc

Nia Linder Batts
Chief Marketing Officer, Union Heritage Capital

Jocelyn Brown
Founder, JB Investor Ventures L.L.C.

Raymond Goulbourne
Executive VP, Broadcast Advertising, BET Networks

William Dyson
Senior Account Executive, Midwest Sales, BET Networks

Kevin Newell
Retired Executive VP and Global Chief Brand Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

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