Here are Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) Internships for education in the journalism / mass communication field for minorities.
Chicago Sun-Times Minority Scholarship and Internship Program
Open to minority college students and recent college graduates who have graduated from a Chicago-area high school or have been a resident of the Chicago area for the past five years. Applicants must have an interest in newspaper reporting, editing, graphics or photography. Selected applicants receive a 12-week paid summer internship and a $1,500 scholarship payable to his or her school. Application must be postmarked by Dec. 15. Winners will be notified by May 31. Please do not call to request an interview or personal visit. You may also request a detailed list of application requirements. To apply, send a comprehensive resume (include name, SS#, phone numbers, address, education information, extracurricular activities/interests and honors and employment history), two letters of recommendations, a 500-word biographical essay on why you want to become journalists and writing, editing or photography samples to: Martha Flores, Chicago Sun-Times, 401 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.
Hispanic Link News Service Internships
Two internships will be awarded to Hispanics aspiring to be journalists. Applicants will be judged on basic writing skills (emphasis on English language), journalistic potential and commitment to pursuing journalism as a career. Interns will cover all branches of the federal establishment with special focus on activities that affect the nation’s Hispanics. Internships carry a $20,800 annual salary. Apply in the spring and fall to: Charles Ericksen, Hispanic Link News Service, 1420 N St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; E-mail: email@example.com; Tel: 202-234-0280; Fax: 202-234-4090.
Kaiser Media Internships in Urban Health Reporting
Sixteen summer internships are offered by major metropolitan news organizations across the country to young journalists or journalism graduates interested in reporting on public health issues–for print, radio, online news or local television. Interns are selected by the news organizations, with priority given to candidates who are bilingual, bicultural, and/or have substantive experience in health issues. Interns attend a one-week briefing on public health issues and health reporting in Washington, D.C., before beginning the internships. Interns receive a 12-week stipend, travel and project expenses. For information, write: Penny Duckham, executive director, Kaiser Media Fellowships Program, Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 650-854-9400.
Metcalf Institute Environmental Reporting Fellowships
This 10-month fellowship will support six minority journalists to study and report on marine and environmental science. Each fellowship includes a science immersion workshop focusing on environmental justice, four weeks of independent study with mentorship at the University of Rhode Island, and 37 weeks working as a reporter covering sicence and the environment at one of six news outlets including: Science Friday, NOVA Science Television/NOVA Online, The Providence Journal, and NPR-member station, WBUR. This fellowship is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and includes a $28,000 stipend to each fellow. These fellowships are available to six minority journalists with U.S. citizenship who work in print, broadcast or electronic media. Application available at www.metcalfinstitute.org . Contact: Fellowship coordinator, Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting, URI Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI 02882. Tel: (401) 874-6211 Fax: (401) 874-6486. Email: email@example.com.
National Association of Black Journalists Summer Journalism Internships
Minority undergraduate sophomores and juniors enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university who are majoring in journalism or planning a career in the field are eligible to apply. Paid internships are 10 weeks during the summer at newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations. Apply by Nov. 1. For program details and application requirements write after Aug. 1 to: NABJ, 1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3100, College Park, MD 20742. www.nabj.org ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 301-405-0248 Fax: 301-314-1714.
The Oregonian Minority Internship Program
Minority journalists with a commitment to a career in newspaper journalism are eligible for this two-year internship that combines practical experience with professional mentoring in specialized areas. Midway through the second year, interns may apply for any staff openings available at The Oregonian. Graduate students and graduating seniors are eligible. Application deadline is Feb. 1; program begins in September. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, college transcript, three references, two letters of recomendation from people other than references, a 500-word autobiographical essay, a goal oriented essay, and 10-12 work samples to: The Oregonian, Minority Internship Program, George Rede, recruiting director, 1320 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, or visit the Web site at: www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/ ; E-mail: email@example.com; Tel: 503-221-8039.
Philadelphia Daily News Internships
Open to minority college students with good academic records and some journalistic experience. Interns work during the summer as artists, copy editors in news or sports or as reporters in news, sports, features or business and earn $640 a week. Application deadline is Nov. 30. To apply, send a resume, work samples and the names of three references to: Deborah Licklider, new initiative editor, Philadelphia Daily News, 400 N. Broad St., P.O. Box 7788, Philadelphia, PA 19101. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 215-854-5879; Fax: 215-854-5910.
Virginia Press Association Minority Internships
Two internships will be offered to a Virginia resident or a student attending a Virginia college or university; juniors through graduate students are eligible. Deadline is March 15. For information, contact: Rachel Bailey, publications editor, Virginia Press Association, 11529 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23005; Visit: www.vpa.net ; or Email: email@example.com; Tel: 804-521-7570; Fax: 800-849-8717.