Increasing the influence of Latinos in the newsroom

Charlie Ericksen Internship Supplement

Charlie Ericksen, founder of Hispanic Link News Service, founder of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and NAHJ Hall of Fame recipient. (Photo by Zita Arocha/Borderzine.com)

Charlie Ericksen, founder of Hispanic Link News Service, founder of the NAHJ and NAHJ Hall of Fame recipient. (Photo by Zita Arocha/Borderzine.com)

The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter awards an internship supplement to a student who is interning at a Washington D.C. Area news outlet three times a year.

The supplement provides the student with $465 for metro transportation to be put on a SmarTrip Card and $35 for NAHJ student membership dues (worth $500 total). The winner will also be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC area.

Requirements:
1.High school seniors, college students and recent graduates who will
live in the D.C./Md./Va. area
2.Demonstrate a commitment to the field of journalism
3.Show financial need

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1. You can download the application and criteria HERE  Email applications to nahjdc@gmail.com

About the supplement:
Our intention is to help students who go to school and live in the District, Maryland, and Virginia. We understand many students intern for free and may not have the financial support to do so. We hope this money will help ease the burden on their families.We have worked closely with NAHJ founder Charlie Ericksen on how to distribute this money. He has helped launch the careers of many journalists. We honor his commitment to journalism through this supplement in his name.

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