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Sunday, December 19, 2010

New York Women in Communications Foundation 2011 Scholarship Program

New York Women in Communications Foundation 2011 Scholarship Program

Each year, the Foundation — in conjunction with New York Women in Communications — awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who intend to pursue or further a career in communications (in the picture: the 2010 scholarship winners and a video clip of their appearance on the Today Show.). Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, need, and a demonstrated commitment to the field of communications. New York Women in Communications and its Foundation are committed to inclusion and diversity. Note that awards are for use in the 2011-12 academic year.

scholarship winners 2010Please read all of the following information carefully before completing and submitting the appropriate application form on the next page. Note that some of the requirements are new this year.


U.S. citizens who are permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA


High school seniors who are permanent residents of and attend a high school in one of these states and will graduate in 2011

College undergraduate and graduate students who are permanent residents of one of these states

Graduate students must also be members of New York Women in Communications in good standing (i.e., dues for the current year paid in full)

NOTE: As long as they fulfill the permanent home residency requirements, applicants are eligible even if they attend or plan to attend an accredited U.S. college/university located outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA . This includes participation in a communications-related semester or quarter abroad if still registered at an accredited college/university in the U.S.)

U.S. citizens who reside outside of NY, NJ, CT, or PA
College undergraduates who are not permanent residents of NY, NJ, CT, or PA but who are currently enrolled in a communications program at a college/university in one of the five boroughs of New York City. (NOTE: This excludes high school seniors who will be enrolling as freshmen)

An applicant must


be majoring – or, for high school seniors, declaring a major – or pursuing an advanced degree in a communications-related field including, but not limited to, advertising, broadcasting, communications, English, film, journalism, marketing, digital media, or public relations at an accredited college/university; in the U.S.

have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better (or the recalculated high school equivalent)

Past scholarship winners who are reapplying must be NYWICI members in good standing (i.e., dues for the current year paid in full, if applicable).

We award 15-20 scholarships, generally in the amounts of $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000. The distribution varies from year to year, but in 2010 we awarded $103,000 in scholarships to 19 students: six graduating high school seniors, nine undergraduates, and four graduate students. In addition to our general scholarships, the following named scholarships with specific qualifications currently are awarded through the New York Women in Communications Foundation. Most are funded by corporations or foundations that retain the right to impose qualifications, which may include, but are not limited to, a candidate’s declared major, area of study, or demonstrated skill; age or year of study; and personal background.

On the Road to Matrix Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding NYWICI member who is a college junior or senior or graduate student and who has demonstrated her commitment to a career in communications and to the organization. Past scholarship winners are eligible. This scholarship is funded by members of the Matrix Hall of Fame.

Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour magazine
Awarded to a college student who has had some experience in writing, reporting, or design and who has a demonstrated interest in magazine journalism or publishing. Includes an opportunity to visit the magazine and spend a week with the editorial team.

Judy Corman Memorial Scholarship and internship from Scholastic
Awarded to a student interested in public relations who is able to fulfill a paid internship at the company’s New York City headquarters during summer 2011.

Interpublic Group (IPG) Scholarship and internship
Awarded to an ethnically diverse student who is currently a college junior and who has demonstrated an interest in a career in advertising or public relations. Candidates must be able to fulfill a paid internship in New York City during summer 2010. IPG is the holding company for a large number of firms focused on communications. Some of the most well known advertising and PR brands include McCann Erickson, Draftfcb, Deutsch, Gotham, Weber Shandwick, and GolinHarris.

Hearst Scholarship
Awarded to a college sophomore, junior, or senior with a demonstrated commitment to a career in magazines (editorial or ad sales) or digital media. Opportunity exists for an internship at the company’s New York City headquarters during summer 2011.

Daniel Ladner Scholarships
Awarded to a college junior or senior or a graduate student who has demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in financial communications (whether in marketing, advertising, investor relations, PR, corporate communications, or the media/journalism), or political communications (whether in political journalism, advertising, analysis, or consulting; public, government, or international affairs; diplomacy; speechwriting; or advocacy) – two scholarships awarded.

Carlozzi Family Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate student who is an accomplished writer.

New York Women in Communications Alumna Award of Excellence
Awarded to a previous scholarship winner who is dedicated to strengthening NYWICI and has shown outstanding growth as a student since she first became a recipient. This scholarship is supported by the fund-raising efforts of previous scholarship winners.

The Esperanza Scholarship funded by Macy's and Bloomingdale's
Awarded to a student of Hispanic heritage pursuing the dream of a career in communications.


Recipients are chosen by the New York Women in Communications Foundation Scholarship Committee on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community-service activities, honors and other awards or recognition, work experience, and statement of goals and aspirations. Need and unusual personal and/or family circumstances are also considered. Candidates who make the first cut will be interviewed by telephone. Those who make it to the finals will be required to attend an in-person interview in New York City on Friday, March 11, or Monday, March 14 (no exceptions and no telephone interviews). Finalists and nonfinalists will be notified by email on March 3 or 4; finalists will then be contacted by telephone between March 3 and 8 to schedule their interviews. After the final interviews, names of scholarship recipients will be posted to the Foundation website by Friday, March 18.

Recipients are required to attend and will be acknowledged on stage at the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 11, 2011, in New York City. They are expected to dress and behave in a way that is exemplary for young professionals.

Each recipient must provide written confirmation of acceptance into an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university no later than May 16, 2011. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to educational institutions in June.

Scholarship recipients automatically receive a complimentary one-year membership in New York Women in Communications – which we hope they will renew on their own in subsequent years – and are viewed as the organization’s ambassadors. As such, they will be invited to events throughout the course of the year and are expected to attend as many as possible – for those attending schools within an easy commute of New York City – and to be active participants in the organization (either directly or remotely via the Internet or telephone). Participation can take many forms, including but not limited to committee membership, writing articles for various publications, serving as event volunteers, bringing nonmember friends to events, and spreading the word about our events and recruiting new members on campus.

Recipients of sponsored scholarships that come with internships or other onsite opportunities are expected to fulfill those as part of the terms of acceptance. That includes complying with all requirements and demonstrating professionalism in dress and behavior.

Recipients are required to notify New York Women in Communications of any changes of school or home address and other contact information, enrollment status, or other relevant information.

While the course of study is left to the student, the recipient must major in a communications-related field and take sufficient credits each semester to qualify as a full-time undergraduate student or a full or part-time graduate student during the academic year for which the scholarship is awarded.

Although scholarship recipients are expected to continue at the same college or university, the Scholarship Committee will consider transferring a scholarship to another institution. The student must notify the Scholarship Committee in advance of intent to transfer and to continue majoring in a communications field, provide evidence of good standing at the college/university attended, and submit evidence of acceptance at the new college/university.

A recipient may request that the award be held if the student’s studies are interrupted by prolonged illness, an accident, or other extenuating circumstances (to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis). Any such interruption must be documented in writing and reported promptly to the Scholarship Committee for approval. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Scholarship Committee of intent to resume full-time study so that arrangements can be made for reinstatement of the award. If the interruption is medical, it must be documented in writing by a physician.

Renewal is not automatic. Past recipients are eligible to reapply but cannot receive the same named scholarship more than once and must complete the appropriate supplemental application form as part of the application package.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Twitter Opp: Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship

MTVNetworksJobs RT @NickWriting The application for the 2011/12 Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship is now available on-line at #internships

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Opportunities at the Wall Street Journal (1 Job, 1 Internship)

I am passing on two new opportunities, which are open to external candidates. These would suit recent graduates who want to be journalists, and who have evidence of journalistic aptitude and published work.

1)Smart Money is looking for an intern, to start in December. This would be for three to six months. Pay varies depending on experience. Interested parties should contact

2)Sunday Journal is looking for a news assistant. This job is about 80 per cent reporting (mostly personal finance) and 20 per cent admin. Sunday Journal consists of 2 to 4 pages produced every week by editors and writers of the Journal and other Dow Jones publications, including MarketWatch, Smart Money and Barron's. It appears in more than 65 newspapers around the world, reaching nearly 8 million homes every Sunday. Applicants should contact David Crook, the editor of Sunday Journal, at

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

NABJ Student Projects Application (Deadline Feburary 18,2011)

For more than two decades, the National Association of Black Journalists has supported its student members and the future of journalism by offering students an opportunity to cover our annual convention and host city.

Program Description

NABJ offers an expenses-paid fellowship to outstanding students pursuing a career in journalism. For one week, students work on varied news assignments. Students will produce stories for the NABJ Monitor, our convention newspaper, NABJ TV, NABJ Radio and, our daily news web site. They will work alongside professional journalists and journalism educators from across the country. Students will gain hands-on experience using the latest tools to produce both breaking news as they cover NABJ's annual convention, and longer-form multimedia storytelling of broader issues.

Application Format

All applications must be received online. Resumes, cover letters, and clips should be uploaded as Word documents or PDFs. Complete links (where applicable) must be included. Use third-party sites such as Google Docs, YouTube, Flkr, or MyPodcast to provide links to work samples. Please screen your own work to provide the requested number of samples; we are not able to review all the content on an applicant's website. Please have these files ready prior to beginning the online application.


Positions are open to sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students attending a four-year college or
university, or an accredited community college. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to print or broadcast, and online journalism. At least one previous internship at a daily news organization is preferred, and multimedia experience is a plus.

For complete application information, please visit:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Gannett Talent Development Program Overview

Talent Development Program Overview

Gannett Co., Inc. is seeking applications for its 2011 award-winning Talent Development Program. The TDP provides college graduates with the opportunity to begin a career with the nation’s largest print, broadcast and digital information company. The selected participants will have the opportunity to work and develop in some of Gannett’s top markets. If you are qualified and are looking for an exciting career, apply for the Talent Development Program with Gannett.

We are now accepting applications for the 2011 Talent Development Program class which begins in June, 2011. Application deadline is April 1, 2011

Requirements: Candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 and are required to have personal transportation, a valid driver’s license and successfully complete a drug screening and background check.

Selection Process: Successful candidates will demonstrate professional business attributes such as:

* Strong academic performance
* Verbal and written communication skills
* Critical thinking
* Creativity
* Self-motivation
* Initiative
* Organizational skills
* Problem solving
* Time management skills
* Mutimedia and web based skills
* Social media proficiency

Strong consideration will be given to candidates who are technically proficient with job-related software applications including multimedia, mobile and web-based skills.

Location: You select the region where you want to work; however specific cities are not guaranteed.

Notification: Participants will be notified of their selection by April 29, 2011.

Orientation: TDP participants will be required to attend orientation on May 31 to June 2 at Gannett headquarters in McLean, VA. Gannett will cover all travel, lodging and meal expense.

Training: At the conclusion of the orientation, participants will report to their respective work locations by June 21, 2011, unless other arrangements are made between the employee and the local unit.

Career Counseling: Participants will be assigned a mentor to consult with on a regular basis during the ten-week training program. After graduation from the program graduates will be assigned a career coach.

Employment: Participants who successfully complete the ten-week training program will be awarded confirmation of their full-time positions.

Program Graduation: August 30, 2011

For more information contact Nancy St. Cyr, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Thursday, November 4, 2010

SPJ: Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships

Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships

Postmark deadline: Jan. 14, 2011.

About the Program
The Society of Professional Journalists annually awards two Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships. One intern works in the offices of the Society’s First Amendment legal counsel in Washington, D.C. The other intern works at the Society’s National Headquarters in Indianapolis.

The interns research and write about freedom of information issues while assisting the Society’s Freedom of Information Committee and First Amendment legal counsel in preparing SPJ’s annual Freedom of Information Report.

Other responsibilities may include working on the SPJ Web site and assisting with SPJ programs and initiatives.

Interns receive a stipend of $400 per week and work during a mutually agreeable 10-week period during the summer.

Recipients are notified in February and should arrange to start their internships in late May or early June.


The Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Internships are awarded in memory of Bernard “Barney” Kilgore, an early and active member of the Society of Professional Journalists and former chairman of the board of Dow Jones & Co. Inc., the parent company of The Wall Street Journal; and Eugene C. Pulliam, a founder of Sigma Delta Chi and Central Newspapers Inc.

Internships are funded by the Society’s educational foundation, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

Application Requirements

*Please clearly indicate for which internship you are applying
*To be considered, applicants must include the following:
— Completed application— Résumé
— A one-page essay that illustrates your understanding of Freedom of Information issues and what you expect to gain from the internship
— No more than five writing samples

Applicants must be journalism students who are entering or just completing their senior year, a graduate journalism student, or a law student with a journalism background.

About the SPJ Headquarters Internship
The intern selected to work at the Society’s National Headquarters in Indianapolis writes for the Freedom of Information issue of Quill magazine, published annually in September.

Candidates for this position should possess a strong background in writing and reporting.

— Updating comprehensive contact lists for federal and state agencies
— Working on other FOI-related projects of the Society
— Attending and assisting with various SPJ Headquarters related events

About the Washington, D.C., Internship

The intern selected to work in the law offices of Baker & Hostetler – the Society’s First Amendment legal counsel in Washington, D.C. – primarily works on researching and writing SPJ’s annual Pulliam/Kilgore Report. The report addresses a Freedom of Information topic of interest to journalists and attorneys. The 5,000- to 6,000-word report is distributed at the Society’s National Convention.

Candidates for this position should possess a strong background in law or be able to demonstrate a solid interest in law and the ability to conduct the responsibilities required.

Other duties of the Washington, D.C., intern include:
— Writing stories for Quill magazine
— Attending hearings on Capitol Hill that are of interest to SPJ
— Representing SPJ at various Washington, D.C., events

Where to Send Applications/Get More Information
*Please clearly indicate for which internship you are applying
*Postmark deadline: Jan. 14, 2011.

Society of Professional Journalists PK internship
/C.O. Joe Skeel
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center
3909 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

For more information:
Joe Skeel, Executive Director
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center
3909 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
317/927-8000, ext. 216

NBC Universal is looking for Spring Interns

NBC Universal is currently accepting applications for it's Spring 2011 Internship Program. Students must have sophomore standing or above, and receive course credit. Positions are unpaid, but there is a travel reimbursement.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Interested In A Career In Advertising, Marketing, or Media Check Out The Marcus Graham Project

Just a friendly reminder that applications for our 2011 summer boot camp
program, iCR8 are now available. Please encourage students or recent
graduates interested in advancing their careers in the advertising,
marketing and media industries to apply IMMEDIATELY.

Candidates must posses a general knowledge of internet/mainstream marketing, as
well as exhibit creative spirit and strong communication/organizational
skills. The type of participants that we are looking for include: social
media, marketing, graphic design, copywriting, video/audio production,
video editing, events/promotions, research, and public relations.
Candidates must be willing to learn an extreme amount of valuable
information in a short period of time.
Ideal candidates should seek to build resume experience, while gaining invaluable networking and
knowledge about the industry. If you have students or know of recent
graduates interested in this opportunity, please direct them to download
our application packet at:

Applications must be postmarked by December 31st, 2010 and must be mailed to: The
Marcus Graham Project 1409 S. Lamar #111 Dallas, TX 75215 or emailed to

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate contacting us at 214-810-6475 or via email at:

Thank you!

Lincoln Stephens
Founder / Program Director

Friday, October 29, 2010

URGENT: The Wall Street Journal Internship Deadline is Nov. 1!!

The Wall Street Journal



Internships are aimed at undergraduates or recent graduates who intend a career in journalism. To apply for this internship please submit a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples. We will select about 15 interns for the summer 2011 program. The selection process is highly competitive and most of those chosen have had prior internships with other newspapers as well as extensive experience on a campus newspaper. The internships are for ten-week periods in June, July and August. The pay is $700.00 a week.

The screening process puts heavy emphasis on clips and journalistic experience. Only the applicants who are selected for final consideration will be contacted. We will complete the selection process by the end of December.

ART INTERNS: We also accept photo, infographics, video and art internship applications. Applicants should include samples of their work. Video applicants should email links to their videos or portfolios to

Deborah Brewster, Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Internship Program (U.S.)
1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036


The Journal's European edition, The Wall Street Journal Europe, also usually takes a reporting intern to be based in Europe. The application must be postmarked by November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples to:

Tim Hanrahan, Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Europe
10 Fleet Place, London, EC4M 7QN
Or email to:

In addition to meeting all the application requirements cited in the WSJ description above, the Journal Europe is also looking for candidates with fluency in one or more of these European languages: French, German, Dutch, or Russian; a demonstrable interest in Europe as well as the willingness and ability to work in an overseas environment. The selected candidates will work in one of WSJ's European bureaus and will be required to provide proof of health insurance. They will be required to pay for their own round-trip airfare. The pay is $700 a week.


The Journal's Asian edition is looking for a reporting intern to be based in Hong Kong. The materials must be postmarked or received into our email inbox no later than November 1. To apply please send a cover letter, resume and six to eight writing samples to:

Almar Latour, Editor-in-Chief
The Wall Street Journal Asia
25/F Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Or email to:

In addition to meeting all the application requirements cited in the WSJ description above, the Journal Asia is looking for candidates with fluency in one or more Asian languages--preferably Mandarin, Japanese or Korean—a strong interest in business reporting in Asia, and ideally experience living or working in the region. The selected candidates will work at The Asian Journal's Hong Kong headquarters and will be provided with $700 a week and an allowance for round-trip airfare to Hong Kong.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The 2011 Sports Journalism Institute Application Deadline

The 2011 Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to print journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports
departments of newspapers nationwide. The program will begin with a classes June 3-12, 2011 at the Poytner Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Deadline: November 22

Editing and online candidates are urged to apply.

MTV Summer Associate Program Application Available Soon

The 2011 Summer Associate Program application will be available soon, stay tuned! #internships via @MTVNetworksJobs

So stay tuned to their Twitter page for updates.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Marketplace Tech Report Seeks Intern (St. Paul, MN)

Marketplace Tech Report is looking for an intern. Pay is $10/hour. The link and details are below:

Position: Intern, Marketplace Tech Report
Requisition: 511-11
Description: The intern will be part of the Marketplace Tech Report team and work on the daily production of the radio show and online presence. The person in this position will work with the host and producer to dig through tech news, doggedly pursue the most illuminating and compelling thinkers on timely subjects and quickly turn around interviews for the radio show and website. The production schedule is fast-paced and therefore requires a motivated, self-starter who is able to sniff out a good news story, ask relevant and forward-thinking questions as well as produce digital audio and, when the news demands, help the show completely change direction with little warning to make the best story for our audience.

Duties will include researching stories, booking guests and assisting with daily production.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
- Experience in news gathering and writing.
- Experience in editing digital audio

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Keen knowledge of current events and tech-related news
- Pro Tools and audio production skills
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
- Ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision
- Ability to maintain productive and positive communication with co-workers
- Basic copy editing skills and knowledge of AP style.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

- Passion for news and knowledge of current events from following the news daily.
- Excellent language skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading

This position pays $10/hour. Parking or bus pass reimbursed.

Employment Type: Intern
Location: American Public Media - St. Paul, MN
Opened On: 10/21/2010

Toni Randolph
Editor for New Audiences
Minnesota Public Radio

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists Griot Drum

Do you know a journalism student of color with a tie to the Tampa Bay area?

Might they want some serious $$ for school this year? They now have until
October 10 to do something about it.

The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists have extended our Griot Drum
Scholarship deadline to Oct. 10. We are giving away $5,000 in
scholarships, including one award for graduate students.

TBABJ to distribute $5,000 to minority journalism students, including a
first-ever graduate student scholarship award.

Because of growing demand, TBABJ will give away its first scholarship to a
graduate journalism student this year for $1,000. In addition, two
undergraduate students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and one
undergraduate student will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Our desire is to empower young journalists of color to join the ranks of
the working press. Please encourage all high school seniors, undergraduate
and graduate students of color (African American, Hispanic, Asian, etc.) to
apply for this contest by OCT. 10, 2010. Applications must be postmarked by
this date to be considered.

Scholarship winners will be announced this year during TBABJ’s Griot Drum
Awards ceremony, taking place in Tampa Nov. 18, at the Dr. Blaise F. Alfano
Conference & Banquet Center, 11606 McKinley Drive. To learn more about
Griot Drum, visit

Students currently enrolled in college or graduating high school seniors
are encouraged to apply. Previous grand prize winners are NOT eligible.
Applicants MUST have a connection to the Tampa Bay area, which includes Tampa,
St. Petersburg and Sarasota, among other communities in the region. We
expect our winners to attend a reception before the Griot Drum ceremony and stay
for the banquet.

Questions? Contact Kevin Graham, TBABJ’s Scholarship Coordinator, at
813-857-4096 or _contactkevingraham@gmail.com_
( .

Or click here:

The Blogging Scholarship

Is Your Blog Worthy of a $10,000 Scholarship?

Do you maintain a weblog and attend college? Would you like $10,000 to help pay for books, tuition, or other living costs? If so, read on.

We're giving away $10,000 this year to a college student who blogs. The Blogging Scholarship is awarded annually.
Scholarship Requirements:

* Your blog must contain unique and interesting information about you and/or things you are passionate about. No spam bloggers please!!!
* U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
* Currently attending full-time in post-secondary education in the United States; and
* If you win, you must be willing to allow us to list your name and blog on this page. We want to be able to say we knew you before you became a well educated, rich, and famous blogging legend.

Important Dates:

* the 2010 submission application date is October 21, 2010.
* the winner will be announced on Noveber 2, 2010 at 6pm Pacific.

Why a Blogging Scholarship?

At College we believe that everyone deserves a shot at a decent education. And we love bloggers. Not for the least of reasons, because we blog, and the founders of this site makes a living as bloggers. :)

We believe passion is important. As the world gets more competitive, those who are passionate about what they do, and work close to their passions, will be able to become and stay successful even as technology and automation eat away at many business models. Those who are willing to share their experiences with the world help make the world a better place, even if most bloggers only consider blogging a hobby.

We believe those who freely express themselves are far more likely to find their true passions and connect with people to bring on large scale social change.
Not Blogging Yet? Blogging Rocks...Start Today

If you do not yet blog, consider starting one. We always prefer blogging on your own domain name (because that gives you more flexibility if your blog becomes more than you thought it would be), but there are also many free, quick, and easy to use blogging platforms. A few of the more popular ones are:

* Blogger - free blogging platform from Google. You can host your blog on, or publish remotely to
* LiveJournal - free blogging platform. You can host your blog on Mostly used for expressing teen angst!
* MovableType - downloadable software you can install to publish a site on
* Typepad - paid hosted blogging platform. You can host your blog on or
* Wordpress - free blogging platform. You can host your blog on You can also download the Wordpress software program, and host your site on Some hosts, such as Dreamhost, come with one click blog install.
* Also don't forget to check with your school to see if they offer students blogs. And if you want to keep up with the latest blogging news give ProBlogger a look.

Have a Friend That Blogs?

If you have a friend that blogs feel free to mention this page to them, or if you want to really surprise them nominate them, stating why you think they deserve this scholarship.
Apply Today!

There is a 300 word limit for this essay. Like great blog posts, short and interesting is preferred over verbose. Use any of these questions as the basis for your scholarship essay:

* If you nominated a friend, what makes them and their blog so special?
* What is the most interesting or inspiring blog post you have ever read? Why did you find it inspiring?
* How have you used blogging to help yourself or others?
* What is the most powerful social change you have seen come out of blogging?
* Why did you start blogging? What does blogging mean to you? Why is blogging important to you?

Minneapolis Star Tribune Internship

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Start your career before you finish college.
Intern at one of the nation's biggest media companies: The Star Tribune in Minneapolis.
The Star Tribune newsroom offers one of the most rewarding journalism internship programs in the country. We recruit nationally and take seriously our role in training and mentoring college and graduate students pursuing careers as reporters, copy editors, photographers, designers and multimedia journalists. In fact, some of our top journalists got their start interning with us.
• Most successful applicants have completed their junior year in college, work for a college news outlet and have interned at a
smaller paper.
• Interns are paid the same as a
first-year professional, which is
$692 a week.
• Senior writers and editors hold weekly brownbag lunches to speak with interns about building key skills.
• We provide a real-world experience in a major daily news environment.
Send a cover letter, résumé, clips or
portfolio, and two letters of reference to:
Duchesne Drew
Managing Editor for
Star Tribune
425 Portland Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55488
Contact: Duchesne Drew at
612.673.7111 or
Neal Justin at 612.673.7431 or

NABJ Student Webinar (Thur. Oct. 7, 2010 6-7pm)

2011 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is accepting applications for the 2011 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program. This intensive summer program provides college students with an opportunity to work on policy issues in a congressional office and to engage in original health policy research and analysis under the guidance of Foundation research staff.

College seniors and recent college graduates who have a strong interest in addressing racial and ethnic health disparities or who are themselves a member of a population that is adversely affected by racial and ethnic health disparities are eligible to apply. Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens who will be seniors or recent graduates of an accredited U.S. college or university by the fall of 2011. Individuals with a graduate degree and those individuals currently enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible to participate. The application deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Friday, December 3, 2010. Application materials and more information are available online.

Selected Scholars will work in congressional offices in Washington, D.C. for 10 weeks and will participate in weekly seminars and site visits designed to increase their understanding of the intersection between policy and the legislative process. Scholars are expected to write and present a health policy research paper in one of the following research areas: health reform and the uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare or HIV/AIDS. Housing is provided through Howard University, the Foundation’s partner in operating the program.

The Kaiser Family Foundation established the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program to honor the legacy of Barbara Jordan – the first African American elected to Congress from Texas and a well-respected former member of the Foundation’s board of trustees. Barbara Jordan had a distinguished career exemplified by her tireless advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. She brought this passion to her work, inspiring other to become involved in addressing challenging health policy issues.

For questions, please contact Cara James, program director at the Kaiser Family Foundation at (202) 347-5270 or contact Jomo Kassaye, program manager at Howard University at (202) 238-2385.

The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit private operating foundation, based in Menlo Park, California, dedicated to producing and communicating the best possible information and analysis on health issues.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Washington Post Internship Program

The Washington Post offers 12-week paid internships for reporters on the Local, Financial, Sports, Style and Editorial desks, as well as internships for Visual Journalists, Multiplatform Producers and Web Designers.


You must be a college junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program on November 1, 2010. You must have had at least one professional news media job or internship.

Application Deadline

For the 2011 Summer Internship program, application materials must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2010.


How to Apply:


Previous Interns:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

AP News Internships

The Associated Press offers a highly selective, 12-week, individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring print, photo, broadcast, graphics and multimedia journalists.

We're seeking potential applicants for Summer 2011 internships right now!



The internship is open to full-time juniors, seniors and graduate students at American colleges and universities.


Up to 22 interns are selected.


You get to work in an AP bureau under the supervision of a designated trainer. You get paid. And you get to cover breaking news that may be featured in many media outlets.


Start dates may be anytime between mid-May and mid-June, depending on your schedule.


We begin interviewing news candidates for the summer in early November, so we need to hear from potential applicants now. If interested, applicants should immediately send:

> A resume and cover letter
> Five to seven clips


We'll review them and then invite successful applicants to the nearest AP bureau, where they will need to provide a 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic:

“The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company.”

Invited 2nd stage applicants also will need two letters of reference, at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead.

At the bureau, 2nd stage applicants will:

> Interview with an AP chief of bureau

> Complete an employment application

> Take a timed newswriting test


Use this link to FTP a resume, cover letter and five to seven writing samples. Submit documents no later than Tuesday, October 26. Candidates unable to provide documents electronically should fax them to 1-516-977-3374. Submit documents via FTP to:


Photo applicants should contact Stephanie Mullen, News Editor/Photos, based in San Francisco, at


Applicants for the broadcast /video internship should send your completed application to:
Dian Butler-Ellison
HR Administrator
The Associated Press
1100 13th Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005

There's no need to wait for the deadline, submit materials as soon as possible.

Mark Rochester
Associated Press
Assistant Chief of Bureau
Phone: 415.495.1708

Scripps Semester In Washington

Semester in Washington
The Scripps Howard Foundation's Semester in Washington program brings talented college journalists to Washington, D.C., for a fast-paced, practical internship in the nation's capital. Students work in the Scripps Howard News Bureau and produce stories for newspapers across the country. Visit to read and download the latest stories and photos.
In addition to a strong focus on writing, the program includes visits to the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Student Press Law Center and other sites and seminar discussions about how to do a better job covering the news.
The program conducts three sessions a year. Six students each session, including one international student, receive free housing and a stipend.
Jody Beck, director of the program since 2003, holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Maryland, both in journalism. Before joining the Foundation, she was an adjunct faculty member at several Washington-area universities and was a lecturer at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where she taught print and broadcast reporting. In her journalism career, she worked as an assignment editor for WRC-TV in Washington for 16 years, and was the Arlington-Alexandria bureau chief, a copy editor and reporter for The Washington Star.
For information about the program, contact Jody Beck, director, Semester in Washington program at 1-202-408-2748, or
International students interested in applying should contact the International Center for Journalists at and click on Media Training.

The E.W. Scripps Multimedia Fellowship Program

Job Title: Scripps Multimedia Fellowship Program
Requisition Number: 2614
Area of Interest: Journalism
Division: EWS Corp
Work Location: Scripps-Corp Remote-Corp
Country: U.S.
State/Province: Ohio
City/Town: Cincinnati
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
If part time, specify number
of hours per week:
Commercial Driver's License Required (CDL)?: No
Job Description: The E.W. Scripps Multimedia Fellowship Program

Are you interested in beginning your media career inside a multimedia newsroom or interactive operation?

The E. W. Scripps Company’s Newspaper Division is pleased to introduce a fellowship program with opportunities in its newspaper and interactive operations in 14 markets across the United States:

Abilene, Texas
Anderson, South Carolina
Bremerton (Kitsap), Washington
Corpus Christi, Texas
Evansville, Indiana
Henderson, Kentucky
Knoxville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Naples, Florida
Redding, California
San Angelo, Texas
Treasure Coast (Stuart), Florida
Ventura, California
Wichita Falls, Texas

This twenty-four week paid program includes positions as multimedia journalists, online producers, web developers, web design/user experience specialists and copy editors/page designers. Assistance with relocation expenses of up to $500 will be provided.

Eligibility requirements for all positions include:
>An undergraduate degree in journalism, computer science or a related field
>Basic computer research skills
>Detail oriented
>Successful contributor to the workplace and/or the academic environment with ability to effectively collaborate with team members
>Ability to work a flexible schedule which may include travel, overtime, weekends and holidays.
>Willingness to learn

Additional eligibility requirements for multimedia journalists and online producers include:
>Demonstrated ability in writing, videography and/or still photography
>Broad understanding of libel laws and journalism ethics

Additional eligibility requirements for web development fellowships include:
>A sound understanding of development and programming, including proficiency in HTML/XHTML and CSS

Additional eligibility requirements for web design/user experience fellowships include:
>Proficiency in HTML/XHTML and CSS and a keen interest in learning and understanding user-centric design; strong eye for design and detail

Additional eligibility requirements for copy editor/ page designer fellowships include:
>Proficiency with copy editing and headline writing as well as familiarity with design software such as InDesign.

Through guidance from management, fellows will develop a broad understanding of newspaper and online operations. Upon successful conclusion of the fellowship, participants will be eligible to apply for available full-time positions within the Newspaper Division of The E.W. Scripps Company.

Applicants should also:
>Post links or attachments that showcase your writing, photography, online production, design and development work.
>Indicate your location preference, if any.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Boston Globe's 2011 Summer Internship Program

As the recruiter for The Boston Globe newsroom, I’m excited to tell you about our 2011 summer internship program, and ask you to share this information with the students in your chapter.

The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving 10 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, as well as photographer,designer or copy editor.

The 12-week program places reporter-interns in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local, national, foreign and business copy. We provide guidance and direction, as well as a writing coach dedicated to the interns. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.

The application deadline is Nov. 1. More information on the program and an application can be accessed from our website:

Chips Quinn Scholars Application Available

If you are an undergraduate student interested in a career as a print/multimedia reporter, copy editor or photographer, the application for the prestigious Chips Quinn Scholars program has been released.

Applying to be a Chips Quinn Scholar

Scholars are accepted into the program by nomination from journalism faculty and campus media advisers, editors of newspapers or leaders of minority journalism associations. Students also may apply directly to the program, with letters of endorsement from editors or educators. College juniors, seniors or graduates with journalism majors or career goals in newspapers are eligible.

Nominees must complete an application and submit

transcripts (unofficial)
work samples
two letters of recommendation
a color headshot photo
an essay (of no more than two type-written pages) stating why they want to be a journalist
to: Karen Catone
Chips Quinn Scholars Program
Freedom Forum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 292-6271

All nominees must have a valid driver's license and a car with insurance during their internship.

Program timetable

Spring program
Nomination deadline is Oct. 15 (postmarked). Orientation will be in mid-January, followed by a 10- to 12-week paid internship. Attendance at orientation is mandatory.

Summer program
Nomination deadline is Oct. 15 (postmarked). Placement notifications begin as early as mid-December and continue through the end of April. Orientation will be in mid-May, followed by a 10- to 12-week paid internship.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Copy-Editing Internship Program

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is accepting applications for its paid 12-week copy-editing internship program. Successful candidates must have at least one internship at a daily newspaper and will be able to edit stories, cutlines and other content for completeness, clarity and tone. They also must be able to craft compelling headlines and cutlines on deadline. Most shifts are from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and some weekend work will be required. Positions are available for college students or recent graduates for the fall and spring semester. Candidates with experience in graphics will be given special consideration. If interested, please send a cover letter, along with a resume and clips, to Ron Smith, assistant managing editor/news operations, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 333 W. State St., P.O. Box 371, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0371, or via e-mail to

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

NBC News seeks NY based interns for

NBC News / Intern Qualifications:

NBC NEWS has 2 openings for fall interns at

TheGrio is NBC's video-centric news website dedicated to producing stories of
African-American interest. At just over one year old, the site is one of NBC
News' fastest growing new ventures – with a dedicated audience of loyal users.

Intern candidates for theGrio should have a strong interest in African-American
news and culture. They should have experience in web production, publishing and
writing for the web, and editing on Avid. Experience shooting and producing
original video content is preferred.

In a tight-knit and fast-paced work environment much like many Internet
start-ups, theGrio's interns will gain hands-on experience running the website.
They will also have the opportunity to assist digital journalists and the site's
editors with pre-production, fieldwork and editing multiple 2 – 3 minute daily
news packages that will live on the site – and are often broadcast on NBC
affiliates and other platforms.

Interns are also relied upon for their social media skills. A high comfort level
with Facebook and twitter is a must – as are impeccable writing skills. Strong
news judgment will be needed for monitoring the wires, web, and partners for

This is a non-paid position with an approximate end date of December 2010.
Interns must receive college credit (or a letter of recognition from a
university) and must be able to work at least two days a week.

Qualified candidates should email with the subject line: 2010
FALL INTERN CANDIDATE. Please attach resume and writing samples.

DJNF 2011 Summer Internships

DJNF 2011 Summer Internships

College juniors, seniors and graduate students can apply for DJNF 2011 paid summer internships as business reporters, news, sports and multimedia editors with news organizations across the country by completing the web-based application form by Nov. 1st.

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