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Feb 20th
Apr 1st
Diverso: Black Writers in Focus
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Active Since 2021
A 10-week paid summer internship program for Black student screenwriters.
Accepting TV Pilots and Features
Enter Now
Final Deadline is 2 days and 23 hours from now


UPDATE: The submission deadline has been extended to April 1st at 11:59 PM PST.

DIVERSO is a student-run film nonprofit dedicated to changing the face of entertainment by empowering the next generation of underrepresented storytellers.

In partnership with RIDEBACK (Aladdin, It, The LEGO Movies) and THE WRITERS GUILD FOUNDATION, we have created Black Writers in Focus: a paid internship program for Black student screenwriters.

Vetted by a rigorous committee of all Black readers, four talented students will spend ten weeks over the summer fine-tuning a writing sample with a personalized mentor, attending panels and classes with industry leaders, and learning from the best by shadowing in a writers' room.

Selected students will receive a $6,000 stipend to support a part-time commitment over 10 weeks. Interns are expected to make a 20-hour commitment each week. The internship program will be hosted virtually over the summer (June 6th - August 19th).

Our program is made possible by our sponsors: WARNERMEDIA, MADISON WELLS MEDIA, Lin Manuel-Miranda's MIRANDA FAMILY FUND, Rideback, the Writers Guild Foundation, and more.

Prices & Deadlines

Apr 1st
Television (Half Hour)
Television (Hour)


10-week, virtual, part-time internship program over the summer that includes:
  • $6000 stipend for each intern
  • Shadowing in writers’ rooms
  • Panels & Workshops from top industry leaders
  • Access to Diverso's vast professional network
  • Personalized mentorship to develop an industry-ready writing sample

Writer Success