About the CIE Program




“Regardless of who you are or where

 you came from, your voice is important.”

– Jada Pinkett Smith


Inclusion isn’t just a quota to fill. For us, it’s a mission. The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers In Entertainment (CIE) Initiative is committed to introducing students to careers in the entertainment industry. By providing opportunity and inspiration to a global group of young people aspiring to meaningful and impactful careers in the entertainment industry, the CIE Network strives to infuse all facets of the industry with a new generation of distinct voices.

CIE Network Member Benefits Include

Unrivaled access to a community of peers and industry professionals


Opportunity to build a relationship with a mentor who is an industry expert


Exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and other career opportunities.


Educational sessions on industry-specific skills and career building


Curated online curriculum developed specifically for those new to the industry


Invitations to local meet-ups and star-studded CIE events


Unique opportunities for special project funding



We believe that all people—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality,
age, or ability—should have the opportunity to tell their story. By developing the next
generation of entertainment leaders, we transform the entertainment industry. Our aim
is to expose talented young people to the wide range of professions available within
the business and show them clear avenues to their desired careers.


We want to hand over the camera, the storyboard, the budget and the deal-making!

Student Member Journey

Attend a CIE Tour Event & Register
to become a CIE Network member.

Get energized and excited 

about a future in the

entertainment industry!

Explore the many programs

offered by the CIE Network.

Choose the program that are

right for you at this point in your

journey and register for them.

Download the STEAMRole app and

register for mentoring support.

Now you’re committed

and can start mapping out

your personal journey.

Use your experience, your

education, and your network

to secure internship opportunities.

Apply for exclusive internships in the industry and get the hands on career experience

Take advantage of the exposure

to networking opportunities

and access to financial support.

Use your experience, your

education and your network

to secure internship opportunities

Land your dream internship in the entertainment industry.

Pay it forward. Be a role model. Be a mentor.

Be a storyteller. Be an ambassador for the CIE Network.

The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation


“We must stand in our power.”

– Jada Pinkett Smith


The Careers in Entertainment Tour is a program of the The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF). The WJSFF seeks to create a world in which every person is inspired to bravely explore and discover their inner light so that it may be used to transform humanity. The Foundation is at the convergence of philanthropy, media and social impact. We are an incubator and accelerator that ignites the next generation of “big” ideas, cutting edge artists, thought leaders, change-makers, and social innovators.

To Achieve These Goals, The WJSFF Works

Across Three Specific Focus Areas

Arts &





“Change Is Necessary And You Have To
Move The Culture With Change.”