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Paid interns? One month to deadline

Paid interns? One month to deadline

Quill (1)The application deadline is Nov. 24, 2021, for the California Press Foundation’s Internship Grants program.

The program will provide up to four $2,500 grants to college students who obtain newsroom internships at California news companies in Spring or Summer 2022. Also, Cal Press has 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 news business in California. The students must seek and secure the internship on their own at news companies that belong to CNPA. Internships, which can occur in spring or summer, must be full time and last at least six weeks.

With four weeks until the deadline, time is short to contact a college adviser. Ask about top students. Inquire about college credit for internships. Find a promising student from your area and endorse their application. Need introductions? Please contact us. Meantime, get application materials (pdf).

Since 1996, Cal Press has funded 180 internships at California news companies.