Collegiate Reporting Competition: IU/Scripps

Journalism students: Please note deadline of Feb 28.
You could win a FREE, 9-day international study tour of Japan in Summer 2013!
The Indiana University School of Journalism, in partnership with the Scripps-Howard Foundation, is organizing the 2013 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.
Nine winners from schools across the United States will participate in an expenses-paid trip to Japan May 23 – 31. (Note: Many of our past participants have been able to take a leave from internships or start internships later because of this honor.)
Complete the online application by Feb. 28; winners will be announced March 23.
For information, visit:

Emily Harrison

School of Journalism

Indiana University

(812) 855-9249

POLITICO Fellowship

Title:  POLITICO Fellowships

Location: Washington, D.C.


Description: POLITICO is offering one-year fellowships to promising reporters who are committed to developing expertise in political and congressional news coverage. The fellowship begins Sept. 4, 2012, and lasts one year. It includes a stipend of at least $30,000 (commensurate with experience) plus benefits and includes two weeks’ paid vacation. Fellows will receive intensive mentoring and close editing as they report on Congress, the administration, national political campaigns, lobbying, finance, etc. Fellows must remain for the duration of the program. Becoming a fellow does not guarantee later employment at POLITICO.

Contact:  For questions or more information, write to Beth Frerking, Assistant Managing Editor, at, with subject line: POLITICO Fellowship/questions.

Qualifications: POLITICO will select two reporting fellows from a diverse pool of applicants interested in working as Washington-based journalists covering national politics, Congress, lobbying or one of several domestic policy areas, including energy, technology and defense. Candidates must have completed college or graduate school as of June 2012 and may have worked for up to two years at a professional news organization as of Sept. 1, 2012. POLITICO is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity.  We are very interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified applicants, including members of diverse ethnic groups and women.

To apply:  Please send a detailed statement describing your experience, strengths and what you hope to gain from a reporting fellowship at POLITICO. We’d like to hear about previous internships or newsroom experience. Your letter should describe a deep interest in news coverage of politics and domestic policy issues. Priority will be given to applicants with an interest in covering national politics, Congress or domestic policy issues such as energy, environment, defense, finance/economy and health care.

Please include the following in your application materials:

Résumé (Please note if you are a member of any student or professional journalism organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association, the South Asian Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors and others.

Three references (professional and/or academic) with contact information

Examples of recent work (up to four articles)

Send application materials to, subject line: POLITICO Fellowship.

Application deadline: July 1, 2012

Susanne A. Roschwalb Grant for International Study and Research

Title: Susanne A. Roschwalb Grant for International Study and Research


Description: Public relations students whose plans include study or research outside the United States are encouraged to apply for the Susanne A. Roschwalb Grant for International Study and Research, awarded annually by the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The $250 grant is intended to offset a portion of the cost of travel associated with international study or research. Deadline for receipt of applications is June 8, 2012 for international study or research during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Contact:  Questions concerning the application process and completed applications should be sent to:

Weiwu Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Relations
College of Mass Communication
MS 43082
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3082
(W) 806-834-5967
Fax 806-742-1085

OR emailed to

Qualifications: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in or emphasizing public relations at four-year colleges and universities in the United States are eligible to apply.

To apply: Applicants must provide a one-page description of their intended international program of study or research, a letter of support from a full-time public relations faculty member, and the completed application form. Applications must be received by 5 p.m., June 8, 2012. For further inquiries, email



Title: The Fulbright Commission in Berlin’s — Berlin Capital Program 2012 for young American journalists and journalism from November 25 to December 2, 2012

Location: Berlin, Germany


Description: A grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a per diem allowance for meals, lodging, and local travel. The program has been designed to foster transatlantic relations and to promote professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S. It offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society. The program consists of an intensive series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions. The program will be conducted in English.


Qualifications: Applicants must:

* have U.S. citizenship and a valid U.S.-American passport
* reside in the U.S.
* be a graduating senior or Masters degree student in the field of journalism or communication at a U.S. university,
OR be a young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field, and
* demonstrate relevant background and professional interests

To apply: The program description and the Application Form can be found on the Fulbright Commission in Berlin website at

Applications are welcome until June 6, 2012.

University of Memphis’ Access and Diversity Internships

From the University of Memphis’ Career Services office:

Access and Diversity Support Awards for Internships

The University of Memphis Scholarship Committee has provided funding for several undergraduate awards for Access and Diversity Internships for Summer 2012. Selected students will be provided the opportunity to work with a campus or community partner to enhance the student’s career preparation and to assist in the organization’s efforts to offer appropriate services and/or products to clients.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please review the information below and submit the attached application form by February 3, 2012.

Who is eligible to apply for an award for an internship?

Undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • are Tennessee Residents (Paid in-state tuition for Spring 2012)
  • have a minimum of 60 earned hours at time of application
  • have a minimum of 3.00 grade point average at time of application


  • are certified by the TRiO Programs as being in compliance with TRiO requirements.  Students in TRiO Programs are first generation, low income, or students with disabilities. For more information about TRiO Programs, please visit


Non TRiO students who meet ONE of the following criteria: 

  • Resident from one of the following rural West Tennessee counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton, or Weakly
  • 1st generation student (neither parent graduated from college)
  • Member of an historically underrepresented race/ethnicity (African American, American Indian, Asian, or Hispanic)
  • Eligible for a Pell grant
  • Registered with Student Disability Services

What does an internship require?

Students selected for an Access and Diversity Award for Internship are required to:

  • participate in an Internship Preparation Workshop
  • complete an approved internship learning contract and register for an
    o   Internship Course in Academic Major or
    o   UNIV 4000 – Community Internship
  • work 150 clock hours during the summer (June 4 – August 9)
  • present internship experience at Student Affairs Access/Diversity Support Awards for Internships Recognition Event

What do selected students receive?

  • Selected students will receive a summer award of $1500 to apply towards the cost of tuition and fees, including those fees related to an academic internship.  After ALL fees have been satisfied for the semester, any excess aid will be released to the student by either direct deposit or paper check. Please refer to the Bursar’s Office Calendar for disbursement dates.

Where do selected interns work?

Students who are selected to receive the Student Affairs Access/Diversity Support Awards for Internships may work with a campus or community partner such as the Fogelman College of Business & Economics, Memphis Zoo, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis Red Cross, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Athletics, Memphis Area Women’s Council, etc.

How do students apply for an internship?

Complete and submit an application to Courtney Cook, by 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2012.

Roy W. Howard National collegiate reporting competition

From the Scripps Howard Foundation:

The Scripps Howard Foundation, with the Indiana University School of Journalism, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press International from 1912-1920.

Journalism students submit an entry form, portfolio of their work, letter of recommendation, 400-word essay and resume to the Scripps Howard Foundation for consideration.

Until 2006, the winners received scholarships and their college newspapers were awarded grants. But in 2006, the foundation and School of Journalism revamped the awards to include a 13-day guided tour to Japan and South Korea for nine national scholars.

Led by School of Journalism’s Dean Brad Hamm, the winners travel to Asia to study journalism in other cultures, visiting media organizations as well as cultural and historical landmarks. Roy W. Howard also had made such journeys as a journalist, persevering to land interviews with elusive leaders.

The 2012 trip is tentatively set for June 15-23 and will take winners to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

To enter:

  • Look over the latest brochure for details about the trip, then complete the application portion. (2012 brochure, PDF format)
  • Deadline to apply for the 2012 competition is Feb. 29, 2012.

Download the flyer and application.

MATCH Teacher Residency

From MATCH Teacher Residency:

MATCH Teacher Residency in Boston is seeking recent college graduates to participate in a program that will give them one year of intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers.  The program will help students find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.

For more information, visit the MATCH website or contact Colin Bottles at


Summer Ethics Fellowship


FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship designed to challenge journalism students to consider contemporary ethical issues using the conduct of journalists in Nazi Germany as a framework.  Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both the history and the ethical issues facing their profession today.  All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The tentative program dates for FASPE Journalism are May 21 – June 1, 2012.

Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2012.  Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This fellowship is for graduate students only.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at<>.

See the program’s flyer here.

Capital Semester Program: Journalism Track

Location: Washington DC
: Mary Connell
75% receive $4,000 stipend + course credit
June 1, 2011 for fall 2011; November 1, 2011 for spring 2012

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute combines substantive internships, courses for academic credit from Georgetown University, career development activities, site briefings and lectures led by working journalists. This fast-paced, fifteen-week residential program provides students from around the world with opportunities to gain the edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.


  • Al Arabia News Channel
  • Crosby Volmer International Communications
  • Edelman Public Relations
  • Gannett New Service
  • Houston Chronicle
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Voice of America
  • WAMU 88.5
  • Washington Examiner
  • Washington Times
  • WTTG Fox News


  • Internships – Competitive placements with media outlets, and PR & communications firms
  • Classes – 12 credit hours from Georgetown University
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished Capitol Hill apartments in the heart of D.C.
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy experts and working journalists
  • Site Briefings – At USA Today, the Newseum, World Bank, State Department and U.S. Capitol
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
  • Scholarships – Generous scholarships are awarded based on merit and financial need

Detailed information on the program may be found here. Applications will be reviewed and accepted in a rolling basis until June 1, 2011 for the fall program and until November 1, 2011 for the spring program. Students are encouraged to apply early in order to receive priority scholarship consideration and internship placement.

Please click on this link for an informational brochure.

Questions? Contact:
Mary Connell
Director, Recruitment and Admissions
U.S. Programs
The Fund for American Studies