In partnership with Capital Public Radio and The Sacramento Bee, AAJA Sacramento is sponsoring a paid 10-week internship program for aspiring journalists. There will be one intern working at The Bee and a second at Capital Public Radio. The program begins in May or June 2020. Applicants must be 2020 AAJA student members. The deadline is March 15.
To qualify, an applicant must be enrolled in a college or university. Recent graduates who completed their studies in Fall 2019 are eligible to apply. All participants must be 2020 AAJA student members. Strong preference will be given to AAJA Sacramento student members. Go to www.aaja.org to join or renew your membership.
AAJA Sacramento will evaluate the initial pool of applications and nominate two candidates for The Bee and Capital Public Radio each to consider. Phone interviews may be conducted for the finalists. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for other student programs that The Bee and Capital Public Radio operate.
• A resume.
• A cover letter that should address why diversity still matters in America’s newsrooms. The letter should also mention the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to The Bee / Capital Public Radio and a career in journalism.
• Three to five work samples as PDFs. URLs should be provided for any multimedia clips.
• Two letters of reference, including at least one from a professor or faculty adviser on school letterhead.
The application deadline is March 15, 2020.