Internship: Chips Quinn Scholars Program


The Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for its internship program.

The program offers students hands-on training and mentoring by caring news veterans. More than 1,300 men and women have been named Chips Quinn Scholars since 1991, making it the largest and most enduring diversity initiative of the Newseum Institute.

The program’s aim:  Provide training and support that will open doors to news and information careers and bring greater diversity to the newsrooms of the United States.

The program, operated by the Newseum Institute and funded by the Freedom Forum, matches qualified candidates with participating news organizations from across the country for 10- to 12-week paid internships. Selected scholars participate in an intense, one-week orientation/multimedia training workshop at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville, Tenn., in preparation for their internships. The training in Nashville is paid for by the Newseum Institute.

To qualify as an applicant for this program:

  • Applicant must be committed to pursuing a career in journalism.
  • Applicant must be a college junior, senior or recent graduate.  (Sophomores may apply — but first consideration will be given to upperclassmen.)
  • Applicant must be able to attend the seven-day, all-expenses-paid training (May 15-21) in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
  • In most cases, applicants must have a car for the internship.
  • You must fill out the application completely. Unfinished applications will not be considered.

Many of you qualify and should apply for this program. Please see Laurie, me or the website for more details.



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