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Scholarships

Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

The National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first-year scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend, the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. Click here for more information and to download an application.

Feldman Fellowship for Graduate Studies in Journalism

The National Press Club, a 100-year-old organization of reporters and newsmakers in Washington, D.C., is proud to offer a fellowship for graduate students in journalism. The fellowship is named for Dennis Feldman, a club member who had a long career as a journalist and public relations adviser after putting himself through grad school at night. Winners will receive a one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray post-graduate tuition costs. Click here for more information and to download an application.

Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship

The National Press Club is pleased to announce that the late Richard G. Zimmerman, a member of long standing, has endowed a significant scholarship in aid of high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Recipients will receive a non-renewal award of $5,000. Click here for more information and to download an application.


Internships

Internship at National Press Club Broadcast Operations Center

Responsibilities: Hands-on video shooting, Final Cut Express editing, writing, and screening of elements for video production.

Benefits: Gain real world skills, cover daily news conferences, see politicians & newsmakers, attend professional development seminars, front row seat to Washington politics, learn new skills, enhance your resume.

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as undergrad or graduate student.
  • Limited to students who will receive academic credit for the internship (This is an unpaid internship).
  • Must be available to intern a minimum 16 hours per week.
  • Have strong interest in journalism, broadcasting, politics and media.
  • Previous experience or coursework in journalism or video production.

Internships are available year-round.

Application procedure: Send resume and cover letter to BOCinternship@press.org stating experience, qualifications, availability and providing three references. Attach a resume.

Internships at The National Press Club Archives

Archival Internship

Responsibilities: Arrangement, description and preservation of archival and/or manuscript collections. Respond to research/reference requests.

Benefits: Gain practical skills and experience in a small, privately run institutional archive, enhance your resume.

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as a graduate student in library science and/or archives management.
  • Limited to students who will receive academic credit for the internship. (This is an unpaid internship).
  • Must be available to intern a minimum of 16 hours per week.
  • Strong interest in journalism and journalism/media history.
  • Previous experience and/or coursework in journalism and American history a plus.

Internships are available all year round.

Application procedure: Send resume, a cover letter stating experience, qualifications and availability, and three references to jschlosberg@press.org.

Exhibits Internship

Responsibilities: Research, organize, script and mount exhibits on history of journalism/media and the National Press Club.

Benefits: Gain practical skills and experience in exhibit research/development in an archival setting, enhance your resume.

Requirements:

  • Must be enrolled as undergraduate (junior/senior year) or graduate student in American history, public history, museum studies.
  • Limited to students who will receive academic credit for the internship. (This is an unpaid internship).
  • Must be available to intern a minimum of 16 hours per week.
  • Strong interest in journalism, journalism/media history and/or American history.

Application procedure: Send resume, a cover letter stating experience, qualifications and availability, and three references to jschlosberg@press.org.