Buster Haas Minority Internship Program

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors each year offers internships and scholarships to deserving students through this program. The internship is named after the late Buster Haas, a Dallas Morning News assistant managing editor for 32 years and aims to increase the number of minority journalists working in newsrooms across Texas.

The Texas APME will place the student for a 10-week summer internship at a Texas newspaper of 30,000 or smaller circulation. The student will receive a $3,000 stipend, plus $1,000 for living expenses. Upon successful completion of the internship, the recipient will receive a $500 scholarship.

Newspapers such as the Laredo Morning Times, Abilene Reporter-News, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Bryan-College Station Eagle and others have participated. (Shorthorn grad Monica Nagy worked at the Bryan-College Station Eagle this year through this internship program.)

Many of the Buster Haas interns have gone on to successful journalism careers and often describe their internship experience as rewarding and life-changing.

The application deadline is usually early January. Texas APME board will review the applications at its January board meeting and notify students afterward. The Texas APME awards about four to five internships/scholarships annually.

Contact information follows.

Dino Chiecchi
Editor of Hispanic Publications
San Antonio Express-News
P.O. Box 2171
San Antonio, TX 78297-2171
(210) 250-3501 – office
(210) 250-3550 – fax


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