Application for 2017 Association for Women Journalists Intern/Scholarship

 

Award: $1,000 plus a one-year student membership to AWJ

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 8, 2017

 

The Association for Women Journalists in Chicago seeks an intern to help with the organization’s needs. AWJ would like to recognize the achievements of outstanding women journalism students (undergraduate or graduate) in the Chicago region. Students who have demonstrated an interest in issues important to women are especially encouraged to apply.

 

CRITERIA FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP

 

YOU MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

  • You reside or attend college in the Chicago region.

  • You are currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate journalism major concentrating in broadcast, newspaper, magazine, online, photography or graphics.

  • You are scheduled to graduate no earlier than May 2017.

  • You have a grade point average between 3.0 and 4.0.

  • You have good organization skills.

  • You have experience recording and editing audio.

  • You are capable of writing and updating the website.

  • You are prepared to work 100 hours (some Saturdays necessary) with AWJ board members between January 2017 and May 2017.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You must submit the following:

  • Completed internship application

  • A résumé no longer than one page

  • One letter of recommendation from a journalism faculty member

  • An unofficial copy of your college transcript

  • Essay of 500 words or less answering: "Why I want to be a journalist and the unique perspective I bring to the profession”

  • Short essay of 50 words or less addressing what you’ll do with the internship money if you are selected as a recipient

  • Submit up to three clips in any form






 

CLIPS/WORK SAMPLES

Print stories: Please make copies of tear sheets or downloads from websites and attach to your application form.

 

TV packages: Please upload videos to YouTube and provide links to your work on the application form.

 

Radio packages: Please upload packages to SoundCloud and submit links on application form.

 

Photos: Please upload JPEG photo selects to Flickr.com and create a “SET” entitled “AWJ Scholarship” and provide a link to the SET on the application form. You also may add photos to a Word or Google document and email or share the document.

 

Slideshows/Websites/Flash Animation: Please submit link on the application form.

 

The intern chosen will be notified in January.

 

Completed application packages must be emailed to:

AWJscholarships@gmail.com and annejohnsos@gmail.com

 

Please see the attached application.

 

For more information, contact the AWJ board at awjchicago@gmail.com or annejohnsos@gmail.com.

 

Submitted materials will not be returned. Thank you.