WILLIAM WOO PRINT & ONLINE NEWS GRANT AAJA's mission is to encourage Asian Americans and Paciﬁc Islanders (AAPIs) to enter the ranks of journalism, work for fair and accurate coverage of AAPIs, and promote increasing the number of AAPI journalists and news managers in the industry.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM The following grant is intended to support a print or online news intern and give him/her an opportunity to practice daily journalism while gaining valuable careerbuilding experience. The William Woo Internship Fund will award one grant of $1,000 in honor of the first Asian American editor of a major metropolitan newspaper in the U.S. The stipend is to be used toward living expenses or transportation.
Applicants must: (a) be committed to AAJA's mission, (b) have a serious interest in pursuing a career in print or online journalism, (c) be full-time college students or recent college graduates, and (d) have already secured a 2012 summer internship at a print or online company before applying for this internship grant. AAJA membership is encouraged for all applicants and required for the selected interns. Applications must be received by May 14, 2012.
TO APPLY Submit four complete, collated sets (one original, three copies) of the following materials. Faxes will not be accepted. Use paper clips, not staples when preparing your application. 1) APPLICATION FORM 2) ESSAY QUESTION: In 200 words, state why you want to pursue a career in print or online journalism, what you hope to gain from the experience, and why AAJA's mission is important to you. 3) LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: Your letter can be from your editor, professor, counselor or a professional journalist. 4) RÉSUMÉ: Single-sided, 8.5”x11” white paper. 5) PROOF OF AGE: Please submit a photocopy of your driver’s license, passport or birth certificate. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. 6) STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL NEED: Please type out a short statement explaining your need for assistance. 7) INTERNSHIP VERIFICATION: Copy of internship acceptance letter or other verification documents. Send four collated sets of the required materials to: William Woo Print & Online New grants Asian American Journalists Association 5 Third Street, Suite 1108 San Francisco, CA 94103 For more information, contact Nao Vang, AAJA National Student Programs Coordinator, at (415) 346-2051 x102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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INTERN TITLE/FUNCTION (REPORTER, PRODUCER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER, ETC.)
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Send four collated sets of this form and the required materials to: William Woo Print & Online News Grants Asian American Journalists Association 5 Third St., Suite 1108 San Francisco, CA 94103 Note: Incomplete or late applications may be disqualified.
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