National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Student Fellowship
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.
- Must be a current NABJ or NAHJ member in good standing by the application
- Must be willing to commit full-time during the program
- Must be a student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
- International or Other Visa Status
To complete the application, you’ll need the following:
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- 500-word Essay
- 5 Work Samples
- Unofficial Transcript
Broadcast/Multimedia/Audio Work Samples should be no longer than 3 minutes
And should be submitted by providing a link to the work.
Established in 1986, NAHJ’s scholarship fund is named in memory of Rubén Salazar. A columnist for the Los Angeles Times and news director of Spanish-language television station KMEX, Salazar was covering the Chicano Anti-Vietnam War Moratorium in East Los Angeles when he was killed by a tear-gas projectile fired by a deputy sheriff in 1970. For journalists of color, his legacy symbolizes the continuous fight to integrate mainstream media and ensure accurate and fair coverage of Latino issues. Rubén Salazar was posthumously inducted into the NAHJ Hall of Fame in 2000.
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