The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication has been chosen as a partner institution for the Scripps Howard Foundation summer journalism internship program, joining about 20 other universities around the country. The foundation seeks to help students obtain real-life industry experience, and is especially interested in helping to diversify the journalism field. As a Scripps Howard partner, Drake SJMC will receive $3,500 to support a student who has an internship in summer 2021. The Scripps Howard Scholar will receive $3,000 to help with living expenses and, upon successful completion of the internship, a $500 grant. Scholarship requirements are:
- Applicants must have obtained an acceptable internship for summer 2021, OR the SJMC will help them find an internship.
- The internship must be journalism-oriented, but can be print, digital, multimedia, broadcast, social media or entrepreneurial.
- The internship must be at least 35 hours/week for 10 weeks.
- The scholarship grant will be considered taxable income and the student must pay any applicable taxes.
- If the internship is not completed, the student must return all or a portion of the grant.
- The Scripps Howard summer journalism internship program is open to both returning students and graduating seniors who obtain post-graduate internships.
Students who are interested in applying for the summer 2021 scholarship should email your current resume and a Word document with the following information to SJMC administrative assistant Denise Ganpat (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 19.
- Your name
- Your year, major and adviser
- Whether you already have an internship for summer 2021 (if so, where that internship is and what the position entails) OR whether you will need help finding an internship
- A statement that explains how choosing you as the Scripps Howard Scholar will help advance the goal of increasing diversity in the field of journalism. The Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s diversity and inclusion mission statement reads:
“The School of Journalism and Mass Communication strives to create a community of scholars that represents the complexity of the human experience in regards to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, gender identification, religion, age and physical abilities. We are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all our faculty, staff, students and visitors, and celebrating our differences through the lens of the First Amendment value of freedom of expression.”