Internship grant deadline is Friday

College students who intend to apply for the California Press Foundation’s 2017 Internship Grants Program should plan to have their materials postmarked by Friday.

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Publishers and their key people who would host an intern should have reached out to their local community college or university to identify that prospective intern.

The program will provide $2,500 grants to college students who obtain internships at California newspapers in spring or summer 2017. This is a $1,000 increase in the stipend. Also, Cal Press directors have earmarked one $2,500 grant for a most-worthy advertising or marketing intern.

Cal Press provides grants to select students who demonstrate an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the newspaper business in California. The students are required to pursue and secure the internship on their own. Internships, which can occur in spring or summer, must be full time and last at least six weeks.

Foundation interns in 2016 served at the Clovis Roundup, The Fresno Bee and Times Community News’ Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader.

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