Application for 2018 Association for Women Journalists Intern/Scholarship

 

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

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 6, 2018

 

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 female-focused journalism (undergraduate or graduate) in the Chicago region. Students who have demonstrated an interest in issues important to women are 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 currently are enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate journalism major concentrating in broadcast, newspaper, magazine, digital, photography or graphics.

  • You are scheduled to graduate no earlier than May 2018.

  • 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 2018 and May 2018.

 

HOW TO APPLY

You must submit the following:

 

  • Completed internship application

  • A resume 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 https://soundcloud.com/ and submit links on application form. If the files are small enough, you can send them as attachments with your application email.

 

Photos: Please attach JPEG photos to your application email. Feel free to use Google Drive.

 

Slideshows/Websites/Flash Animation: Please submit links on the application form or use Google Drive.

 

The intern chosen will be notified in January.

 

 

Completed application packages must be emailed to:

 

AWJscholarships@gmail.com and annejohnsos@gmail.com

 

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

 

 

 

Submitted materials will not be returned.

 

 


 

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From the scholars:

"I'm still so honored and grateful for the AWJ Scholarship—it was really unexpected, but it was an amazing opportunity." 

—Sumi Somaskanda, AWJ Scholar 2005