2020 NAHJ Student Fellowship BA Snyder 2019-11-25T15:41:32+00:00
NAHJ is restructuring the Student Project this year. Moving forward, the NAHJ Student Fellowship, will include additional mentoring, training, leadership opportunities and a $1,500 scholarship to their school.
Here are the details:
The NAHJ Student Fellowship begins with the twelve cohorts and the mentor team meeting for a weekend pre-conference training session in the spring. The mentors will lead a bootcamp to prepare students for their newsroom work during the national conference. Mentors will identify the skills each student brings as well as areas they can develop before they meet again in the summer.
In July, the week-long newsroom will be held at the NABJ/NAHJ National Convention and Career Fair at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, July 6 – 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Through this opportunity, college students gain valuable experience in a real-life newsroom setting. Under the guidance of professional mentors, students will write, report, shoot and edit video, shoot photos and cover events on social media, honing skills needed to compete in today’s media market. Project alumni have gone on to work in some of the top media outlets in the country.
In the fall, the students will serve as ambassadors for the NAHJ Student Fellowship and will visit schools to share their personal experiences with other students. In the spring of 2021, the scholarship money is sent to the students’ schools.
You must be an NAHJ student member to apply for the Fellowship. To become a member, click here: NAHJ Member site.