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Capitol Hill News Internships

Interns will be responsible for following newsworthy congressional activities and helping to coordinate broadcast coverage of these activities. Excellent writing skills are essential. Interns will get valuable hands-on experience in the House and Senate Radio-TV Galleries, working side by side with the Washington press and congressional staff to cover the political process. These internships are an excellent opportunity for students to make future contacts and learn the ropes of political coverage and news management. Each internship is a full-time position for three months with a salary of $1000 per month. Travel, housing and other living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

Helen J. Sioussat/Fay Wells

Two scholarships $1,250 each. Study any area of broadcasting.

The King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The King Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship Program awards up to $7,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students majoring in television, film, and related media fields. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability, financial need and professional potential.

Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award

RTNDF presents this award annually to a radio or television journalist or news executive who has made a major contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms. It is named for the late Broadcasting & Cable senior correspondent, Leonard Zeidenberg. An award to a radio or television journalist or news executive

NABJ Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be a journalism major (print, radio, online, or television). 2. Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.nabj.org/programs/scholarships/index.html for more information and an application form.

Childrens Advocacy Institute: Child Welfare Scholarship & Journalism Award

Giving scholarships to individuals for higher education in the field of media, journalism/publishing. Please contact the foundation through letter for more information. Limited to residents of California.

Howard Freeman Memorial Scholarship

Applied Sciences & Arts - Journalism & Mass Communications For radio-television majors at SJSU.

Capitol Hill News Internships

Interns will be responsible for following newsworthy congressional activities and helping to coordinate broadcast coverage of these activities. Excellent writing skills are essential. Interns will get valuable hands-on experience in the House and Senate Radio-TV Galleries, working side by side with the Washington press and congressional staff to cover the political process. These internships are an excellent opportunity for students to make future contacts and learn the ropes of political coverage and news management. Each internship is a full-time position for three months with a salary of $1000 per month. Travel, housing and other living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.

STAN SWINTON FELLOWSHIP

Graduate students studying at American colleges and universities, or Americans studying abroad, who aspire to become foreign correspondents, are invited to apply for one of 15 scholarships or fellowships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation. Winning an OPC Foundation scholarship or fellowship is more than a cash award. Winners are invited to join the Overseas Press Club family. They are encouraged to network and keep the organization apprised of their career moves. Foundation fellowships pay for travel and living expenses for awardees to intern in foreign bureaus at such leading news organization as the Associated Press, Forbes, GlobalPost, Reuters and Wall Street Journal, among others, and at foreign English-language media companies like the South China Morning Post and Cambodia Daily. In many cases, winning a prestigious OPC Foundation award has helped launch careers. The judges require that applicants submit a Cover Letter, Resume and Writing Sample. The applicant’s name and school should appear at the top of each page. The Writing Sample of approximately 500 words should concentrate on an area of the world or an international issue that is in keeping with the applicant’s interest and experience. Judges prefer a reported story, especially one that demonstrates a journalist's perspective or initiative. Winners have written on such diverse topics as playing black jack on the Trans-Siberian iRailroad, political activism in Morocco, and social upheaval in China. Essays that are exceedingly long may be disqualified. Because four of the 15 awards are reserved for international business or economic coverage, the Foundation invites applications from students who show a strong understanding of, or interest in, global economic issues such as trade, finance, emerging markets, immigration or environmental impacts. The substance of the essay may have appeared in an individual's previously published work but should be reformatted to meet the requirements of the application. Do not send a clip or URL. The Cover Letter should be autobiographical in nature addressing such questions as how the applicant developed an interest in this particular part of the world, a story pitch, or how he or she would use the scholarship to further journalistic ambitions. The judges respond well to applications showing strong reporting skills, color, and understanding or passion. Winners will be contacted in December so arrangements can be made for them to attend the Foundation Scholarship Luncheon in New York City. Recipients are expected to attend. The Foundation will cover the cost of travel and hotel.

The Abe Schechter Graduate Scholarship

Abe Schechter, a true pioneer of radio news, became the first VP of news for NBC. He began his career in newspapers, then moved to radio. During WWII, he became senior PR officer for General MacArthur. He eventually returned to NBC where he helped create the Today show. From there, he became part owner of the Mutual Broadcasting System. In the 1960s Schechter, along with RTNDF trustee George Glazer, founded a PR firm that was subsequently sold to Hill & Knowlton. Schechter and his wife died in a car accident in 1970, and this $2,000 scholarship was set up in his memory.

Michele Clark Fellowship

Criteria: 1. Must be female. 2. Must be a minority, 3. Must be a professional in television or radio news with ten years or less experience. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view http://www.rtndf.org/asfi/fellowships/2006fellowshipapp.pdf for more information and an application form.

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