Internship: Chips Quinn Scholars

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The Chips Quinn Scholars Program is looking for interns!

The program offers training, mentoring, and paid internships to college students or recent grads who are pursuing careers in the media.

Sound like anyone you know?

This opportunity is open to all sections — reporters, copy editors, photographers, multimedia journalists, and graphic designers.

Here’s the qualifications:

  • Mush be committed to pursue career in journalism
  • Must be a college junior, senior, or recent graduate. (Sophomores may apply but priority will be give to upper-classmen)
  •  Must be able to attend the seven-day, all expenses-paid training in January or May in Nashville, Tenn.
  •  Must have a car for the internship

To apply this is what you need:

  • A completed online application
  • A color headshot photo
  • A resume
  • A college transcript (unofficial is acceptable)
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An essay (200-400 words) on what you want to be a journalist/Chips Quinn Scholar
  • Work samples: Reporters and copy editors  should submit clear photocopies of published articles on 8 ½ by 11″ single-sided paper. Do not copy stories on both sides of the paper and do not reduce size of print. If stories are oversized, use 8 ½ by 14″ paper or send a tearsheet. Class assignments are accepted but must be typed. DO NOT use folders or binders in submitting your package. Photographers should provide portfolios of 15 – 25 photos on a DVD or thumb drive with images saved as jpegs. Portfolios should include captions. Do not put images into any viewing program or slideshow format.  Multimedia journalists and graphic designers should submit 6 – 10 of their work samples on a DVD or thumb drive.



Interested? Click here to apply.


So, what’s it like to be a Chips Quinn scholar? You should probably ask number 27 on this list. I hear she’s got the skinny on the program.

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About Icess Fernandez Rojas

Icess is a writer, professor, and blogger. She is a graduate of Goddard College's MFA program. Her work has been published in Rabble Lit, Minerva Rising Literary Journal, and the Feminine Collective's anthology Notes from Humanity. Her nonfiction has appeared in Dear Hope,, HuffPost and the Guardian. She is a recipient of the Owl of Minerva Award, a VONA/Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation alum, and is also a Kimbilio Fellow. She's currently working on her first novel.

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