Executive Leadership

The Executive Leadership Program Introductory Session is for any AAJA member who is interested in moving ahead in the workplace and developing the necessary skills to achieve goals small and large.  ELP has designed a program that is challenging, practical and life changing, and is recommended for anyone with four to seven years of journalism experience or more. The program explores the responsibilities and challenges of the media workplace and examines how cultural values come into play in newsroom dynamics. Led by professional career coaches and executives, participants will explore a variety of topics in a small, nurturing environment, including:

• Setting goals
• Defining success
• Negotiating promotions and raises
• Dealing with pressure and politics
• Conquering excuses

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VOICES (College)

VOICES is a rare opportunity for college students to develop multimedia and reporting skills in the company of industry professionals from all over the world. Just as newsrooms across the country are adjusting to smaller staffing and new technology, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has redesigned its student convention program to simulate the convergence newsroom of tomorrow. This innovative opportunity, which will celebrate its 29th year in 2019, trains students and professionals before and during AAJA’s annual convention.

VOICES serves as a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for young journalists. Select students will record a daily convention newscast. Written stories, videos, podcasts and digital content will appear on the VOICES website.

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JCAMP
(High School)

JCamp is a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, reporting, photography, television and radio broadcasting, online media and data journalism. Sessions and workshops are led by experienced journalists from top media companies. JCamp is an all-expenses-paid program with travel, meals and lodging covered by AAJA’s donors and partners.

JCAMP 2019 will be held July 27 - Aug. 1 in Atlanta, GA. Find more information online.

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Scholorships & Grants

 OPEN NOW

  • Intern for AsAmNews: Earn college credit and valuable experience at AsAmNews. This internship is open until a qualified applicant is selected.

  • STF / Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to currently enrolled students pursuing sports journalism/media as a career; funded by the AAJA Sports Task Force. The application deadline is December 9, 2018.

  • NBC News Summer FellowshipsPaid summer internships with Comcast NBCUniversal in New York City or New Jersey are available for current students pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Housing stipends are available. The application deadline is February 22, 2019.

Please check back regularly for new scholarship and internship opportunities.

CLOSED UNTIL NEXT YEAR

  • Sports Journalism Institute: One week of intensive training plus an eight-week paid sports journalism internship available upon completion. The application deadline was November 1, 2017.

  • Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Scholarship: Two $900 scholarships available for a current student and a recent graduate pursuing sports journalism to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application will open in 2018.

  • Columbia Journalism School Student Scholarship: Five $750 scholarships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application will open in 2018.

  • Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application will open in early 2018.

  • Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students, graduate students and graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application will open in early 2018.

  • CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application will open in early 2018.

  • Broadcast News Internship Grants: Up to $1,000 offered to support an Asian American male who has secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2018 through the Lloyd LaCuesta internship grant fund; and up to $500 offered to a student with a 2018 summer broadcast news internship through the Sam Chu Lin internship grant fund. The application will open in early 2018.

  • William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2018. The application will open in early 2018.

  • Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer 2018 internship. The application will open in early 2018.

Closed until next year

  • AAJA Sports Task Force-ESPN Summer Internship: Paid summer internship with ESPN in Bristol, CT will be available for current students pursuing a career in sports journalism.The application deadline was March 2, 2018.

  • AAJA-Sacramento/The Sacramento Bee Internship: In partnership with The Sacramento Bee, AAJA-Sacramento is sponsoring a 10-week summer internship program for aspiring print, photo, graphics and multimedia journalists. A weekly stipend of $400 will be provided. All applicants must be AAJA student members. The application deadline was March 15, 2018. 

  • 2018 N3Con Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Three $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for AAJA-Asia's 2018 N3Con: New.Now.Next. Media Conference in Hong Kong. The application deadline was March 30, 2018.

  • Facebook Journalism Project Scholarship: In partnership with Facebook, AAJA will award five scholarships of $10,000 each to juniors, seniors and graduate students pursuing a degree in digital media/journalism/communications. The application deadline was April 11, 2018.

  • Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowship: Five $750 fellowships available for current students to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline was April 15, 2018.

  • Stanford Chen Internship Grant: $1,750 available to offset living expenses and costs for college juniors, seniors and graduate students in journalism who have secured a summer 2018 internship. The application deadline was April 22, 2018.

  • William Woo Print and Online News Internship Grant: $1,000 available to support students and recent graduates who have secured a print or online news internship for the summer of 2018. The application deadline was April 22, 2018.

  • Broadcast News Internship Grants: Up to $1,000 offered to support an Asian American male who has secured a broadcast news internship for the summer of 2018 through the Lloyd LaCuesta internship grant fund; and up to $250 offered to a student with a 2018 summer broadcast news internship through the Sam Chu Lin internship grant fund. The application deadline was April 22, 2018

  • CIC/Anna Chennault Scholarship: $5,000 available to graduating high school seniors and college students who are passionate about journalism. This grant pays for educational costs and travel to the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline was April 22, 2018. 

  • Mary Quon Moy Ing Memorial Scholarship: Up to $2,000 available to current college students, graduate students and graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing journalism as a career. The application deadline was April 22, 2018.

  • Vincent Chin Memorial Scholarship: $500 available to current student journalists for writing about the legacy of Vincent Chin in essay form. The application deadline was April 22, 2018.

  • Jimmie & Suey Fong Yee Scholarships: Two $900 scholarships available for a current student and a recent graduate pursuing sports journalism to offset costs for registration, travel, accommodations and meals for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline was April 30, 2018.

  • 2018 Dat Winning Fellowship: Aspiring AAPI writers interested in a career in sports writing can apply for this 6-month program in partnership with AAJA's Sports Task Force, and with the support of the Asian American Writers Workshop and NBC Asian America. The application deadline was April 30, 2018.

  • ProPublica Diversity Scholarship Program: $700 available to current high school, college and grad school students to offset costs for the 2018 AAJA National Convention in Houston. The application deadline was April 30, 2018.

  • Sports Journalism Institute: One week of intensive training plus an eight-week paid sports journalism internship available upon completion. The application deadline was November 1, 2018.