January 25, 2010

Paid political journalism internship in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association is now accepting applications for our 2010 summer internship program at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.

Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors or recent graduates. In certain circumstances, we have accepted rising sophomores.

The program runs for 12 weeks and interns spend two-week rotations working for six, participating news organizations (The Allentown Morning Call; Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; The Harrisburg Patriot-News and Capitolwire.com ).

Pay is $500/week and interns will be expected to secure their own housing and provide their own transportation. Rents in Harrisburg are relatively inexpensive compared to most cities and there is some student housing available near the Capitol complex.

Preference is given to students who plan to pursue a career in political journalism. But former interns have gone on to cover a wide array of beats across different media.

To apply, please submit 8-10 clips, resume, and transcripts to:

Charles Thompson
Internship Coordinator
C/O Harrisburg Patriot-News
524E Main Capitol
Harrisburg, Pa., 17120

e-mail queries to PLCAInterns@gmail.com

Applications close on 15 February 2010.

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January 6, 2010

Connecticut sports journalism scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is available to a high school senior from Connecticut who is admitted to an accredited four-year college for studies leading to a career in sports journalism. Winners may apply for increased grants for succeeding years in college. Candidates must submit the following: a one-page essay explaining why they are pursuing a career in sports journalism; transcript of academic history; show involvement in journalism; a letter of recommendation; three (3) samples of the applicant's writing since Sept. 1, 2008, from a daily or weekly newspaper, a magazine, an online site or a school publication. For further information, please call Robert Barton, Alliance scholarship chairman at (860) 677-0087 or email at RbrtBarton @ aol.com. Deadline to apply is January 25 or postmarked before noon on Jan. 23.

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Paid internship @ NYC newspaper

The Queens Chronicle, a 160,000-circulation weekly newspaper in New York City, seeks interns.

"Interns will be expected to help with typical office work, write articles for the paper and take photographs, along with various other newsroom duties," the ad states. A $500 stipend will be paid at the end of 12 weeks.

Send a resume and clips to editor Lisa Fogarty at lisaf@qchron.com.

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Paid internship @ Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal, a 172,000-circulation daily newspaper in Nevada, is offering a paid summer internship on its City Desk. The internship runs 12 weeks and pays about $500 per week.

"Our City Desk intern typically fills a variety of assignments, from cops to courts to only-in-Vegas features," the ad states. "The job involves some general assignment work and filling in for vacationing staff writers, as well as opportunities to generate your own stories. Our staff has no dead weight, and interns are expected to hit the ground running. Expect to pitch in on weekends and work some long shifts."

By Jan. 31, send a cover letter, a resume with three references, and five diverse clips showing spot news, deadline reporting and news feature experience to: Warren Bates, Assistant City Editor, Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070.

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Paid internship @ Reading Eagle

The Reading Eagle, a 60,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northeast Pennsylvania, is offering paid summer internships in news, sports, photography and design.

"Interns are treated as regular staff members and usually compile a substantial clip file," the ad states. "...We select the best candidates available, so experience usually is important. Most times that experience was gained at a college newspaper."

Apply by mid January. Send resume, clips and references to jboor@readingeagle.com.

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January 3, 2010

New York Women in Communication Inc. Foundation Scholarships

Various scholarships awards are available to high school seniors attending a NY, NJ, CT or PA high school and current undergraduate students from a NY, NJ, CT or PA institution, majoring in a communication related field. Deadline: January 15. For more info, click here.

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January 2, 2010

Entry-level London news correspondent

Jiji Press, a Japanese international news agency focusing on economic and political news, seeks a London assistant correspondent.

"I would describe this as a good first paid job in journalism, but I have not yet been hit by the flood of aspiring journos' CVs I was expecting," the agency's John Dennen told U.K. journalism job website Fleet Street Blues. "Perhaps they're on holiday."

Deadline to apply is January 10. E-mail resume and cover letter to dennen@jiji.co.uk.

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