October 9, 2007

TIME OUT: Chip off the old Block

Another scholarship/internship opportunity from my contacts at NAHJ:

SPRING/SUMMER 2008 CHIPS QUINN SCHOLARS PROGRAM INTERNSHIPS AT NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE U.S.
Interested in a career as a newspaper reporter, online journalist, copy editor, photographer or graphic artist? This internship is for you.

The Chips Quinn Scholars program, sponsored by the Freedom Forum provides training, internships and $1,100 scholarship to college students of color who are pursuing careers in journalism.

College juniors, seniors or recent graduates with majors or career goals in print journalism are eligible to be nominated by their schools. Nominees must be majoring or minoring in journalism or have firmly demonstrated an interest in print journalism as a career.

Nominees are matched with participating newspapers from across the nation for 10- or 12-week internships. Nominees must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. Selected scholars participate in a four-day orientation program in preparation for their internship experiences.

YOU MUST HAVE A CAR TO BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS PROGRAM.

Students will receive:
  • Paid 10 or 12-week internship at a daily newspaper
  • $1,100 scholarship
  • $500 housing stipend
  • Mileage reimbursement to and from your internship
  • Intensive, ongoing training by journalism professionals
  • Four-day orientation program
  • Networking with more than 1,000 Chips Quinn alumni.
APPLICATION FOR BOTH SPRING AND SUMMER TERMS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCT. 15, 2007

Download the application here and visit Chips Quinn Web site.

For more information, contact:

Karen Catone
director, Chips Quinn Scholars Program
kcatone@freedomforum.org
(703) 284-3934

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