AAJA-DC is offering stipends for the national convention in New York City from Aug. 21 to 24. These stipends will cover the cost of registration for two members and two student members.
To apply, please submit your résumé and include a statement (500 words max) answering the following questions:
1. What do you hope to gain from your experience at this year’s convention?
2. Describe your involvement with AAJA.
*All recipients will be asked to submit a brief summary of their experiences for our website.
Please email your applications to Seung Min Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 28.
AAJA-DC is proud to announce the two recipients of its internship stipends, each worth $1,000.
Frank Bi, an AAJA Minnesota member and computer science graduate from the University of Minnesota, is interning at the Chronicle of Higher Education and working on the data and interactives team. Frank has served as AAJA Minnesota’s student liaison and is an alumni of VOICES, in addition to completing past internships at Minnesota Public Radio and the Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, N.Y.). The selection committee was impressed by Frank’s demonstrated versatility as a journalist and his past commitment to AAJA’s mission.
Annie Yu, an AAJA-DC member, is interning at the Washington Times this summer. She is a senior studying journalism at Azusa Pacific University. In her application, Annie wrote about the importance of a free press in a democratic society. Last fall, she spent a semester in Washington, D.C., studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at the Daily Caller. The selection committee was impressed by her previous journalism experience at the Daily Caller, her campus publication, and her local newspaper, the Tri-City Voice.
Update: The deadline for stipend applications has been extended to Friday, May 17.
The deadline is this Friday: AAJA-DC will award two students with $1,000 internship stipends to use for housing, transportation, and living costs during an internship this summer. To be eligible, students must be a current AAJA member and have already accepted a full-time summer internship at a news outlet. Members of the D.C. chapter may use the funds for internships located anywhere; all other members must use the funds for internships located within the chapter’s region: Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Richmond. Winners will be required to volunteer up to eight hours for chapter events and efforts.
All application materials must be RECEIVED by Friday, May 17. Instructions on how to apply are at: http://bit.ly/11FDa1F
The special election for AAJA-DC treasurer is under way! Ballots have been emailed to all eligible voters*. Please check your spam folder if you can’t find the ballot in your inbox. If you have questions or if you can’t find your ballot, please email the election proctor at email@example.com.
Please vote by FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 5 p.m. Eastern time!
*Eligible voters are those who paid their 2013 AAJA dues by March 11, 2013, and are members of the D.C. chapter.