Apply to AAJA’s flagship summer program for college students
Join AAJA’s 2024 VOICES cohort! Our multimedia journalism training fellowship is for college and graduate students. This year’s program will focus on Asian Americans in the upcoming election cycle, broadly defined.
We’re looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are great storytellers and interested in new technologies and story forms. Reporters, social media strategists, designers, developers, data engineers, podcasters, broadcasters and bloggers are all welcome to apply. VOICES also teaches students the soft skills needed to succeed in school and the workplace and work in teams to produce a news project.
We are also looking for editors: professional journalists who serve as mentors and coaches to the students. Editors work as supervisors on the team reporting projects, facilitate training sessions and prepare the students for graduating from the classroom to the workplace. Being a VOICES editor is an opportunity to hone leadership skills and build lasting relationships.
VOICES 2024 will consist of training and project work that begins in late spring and culminates in person at the #AAJA24 Convention in Austin, Texas from August 7 through 11.
Fellow application requirements include a recommendation letter, journalism samples, resume and one well thought out story pitch.
Editor application requirements include an online portfolio, resume and answers to short questions.
The deadline for both fellowship and editor applications is Thursday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
Will Schick, Director of Programs & Partnerships
VOICES is a student fellowship program that equips student journalists with career-ready skills to succeed in the continually evolving media landscape. The program aims to help journalists understand how audiences engage with them, how communities view the work they produce and how they can understand the impact their work has. By nurturing relationships between students and professional volunteers, VOICES gives fellows the opportunity to tap into mentors’ networks and grow their own. Learn more here, and see past student work on the VOICES website.