2013 AAJA Broadcast News Internship Grants

Apply to the 2013 Broadcast News Internship Grants for a chance to be awarded up to $1,000 towards a summer internship.  These two AAJA Broadcast News Grants support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders pursuing journalism careers in broadcasting, an industry where AAPIs continue to be underrepresented.

The 2013 grants are:

Sam Chu LinOne internship grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a student broadcaster in honor of the late Sam Chu Lin. This grant is open to women and men in television or radio.

Lin was among the first Asian American male reporters on network television, and during his long journalism career he was on air with CBS News, KOOL-TV in Phoenix, KRON-TV in San Francisco and KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. He also worked as a radio reporter and wrote articles on Asian American affairs. Lin was the 2007 recipient of AAJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which is given to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the principles of journalism and Asian American Pacific Islander issues. In addition to his AAJA award, he has also received awards from The Associated Press, United Press International, The Greater Los Angeles Press Club and the Radio and Television News Association.

 

 

 

 

Lloyd LaCuesta Cropped1One internship grant in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to an aspiring male television broadcaster from the Lloyd LaCuesta Scholarship Fund.

Mr. LaCuesta recently retired after being the South Bay Bureau chief of KTVU. Prior to joining KTVU, he was the writer/editor for KNX/CBS Radio in Los Angeles and writer/producer for KABC-TV in Los Angeles and KGO-TV in San Francisco. Throughout his career, he has won Emmy Awards, received honors from the Peninsula Press Club, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Associated Press. A past president of AAJA, he received AAJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

 

 

 

GRANT ELIGIBILITY

1.  Applicants must be committed to AAJA’s mission.

2.  Applicants must have a serious interest in pursuing a career in broadcast journalism.

3.  Applicants must be 18 years old and full-time college students or recent college graduates who earned their degrees in 2012 or 2013.

4.  Applicants must have already secured a 2013 summer internship at a broadcast news outlet before applying for this internship grant.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Start by clicking on the AAJA log-in page to create your an account. You don’t have to be an AAJA member or AAPI to apply.

Once you’ve created a profile, scroll down and find the “Awards and Competitions” header on the right side.

Then click “View Open Competitions” and select the 2013 Broadcast News Internship Grants.

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Note: No handwritten materials will be accepted, all must be typed. File uploads can only accept 4 MB or less. Compress all files before uploading.

Personal information is only used for application processing and to assist AAJA in program evaluation and planning.

1) COMPLETE ONLINE FORM: Name it with your name and grant year such as: “John Doe 2013 Broadcast Internship Grant Application.”

2) SHORT ESSAY: In 200 words, state why you want to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, what you hope to gain from the experience and why AAJA’s mission is important to you. Compress and upload to the online application as a Word Document or PDF.

3) ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: Compress and upload to the online application as a Word Document or PDF.

4) RESUME: Submit as a single-sided, one 8.5”x11” page. Compress and upload to the online application as a Word Document or PDF.

5) PROOF OF AGE: All applicants must be 18 years old. Submit a photocopy of a driver’s license, passport or birth certificate showing date of birth. Compress and upload to the online application as a PDF.

6) STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED: In 300 words or less, submit a short statement explaining financial need. Compress and upload to the online application as a Word Document or PDF.

7) INTERNSHIP VERIFICATION: Include a copy of your internship acceptance letter or other verification documents. Compress and upload to the online application as a Word Document or PDF.

DEADLINE: Friday, May 31, 2013

PRIVACY POLICY

  1. Application information will only be used internally by AAJA to promote student opportunities and for program evaluation and planning. In the application form, please indicate whether you would like to be notified of further student opportunities from AAJA, including scholarships, grants and additional journalism training.
  2. AAJA does not share applicant information with third parties.