News editors and publishers with an interest in grant-funded interns in 2020: The application deadline is Nov. 22 for the California Press Foundation’s 2020 internship grants program.

Mari Lundin
Mari Lundin

The program will provide up to four $2,500 grants to college students who obtain newsroom internships in CNPA-Member newsrooms in spring or summer 2020. Also, Cal Press directors have earmarked one $2,500 grant for a most-worthy advertising or marketing intern.

Mari Lundin, a Chapman University student and Cal Press intern last summer at the Santa Monica Daily Press, said: “Where I gained newsroom experience, I also gained personal benefits. I got better at interviewing people and knowing what questions to ask; I also got better with my interpersonal skills and gained confidence walking up to strangers on the street.”

Cal Press provides grants to select students who demonstrate an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the news 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.

California’s news publishers have helped Cal Press to provide internship grants to worthy college students since 1995. Where have they interned? A complete roster is at

Questions about the program? Joe Wirt, (916) 288-6021. Get application materials (pdf).