The Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is pleased to sponsor a paid summer 2021 internship at ABC7 Chicago, a local leader in broadcast news.

The intern will earn a $3,000 stipend, given in honor of chapter co-founder and longtime ABC7 Chicago journalist Linda Yu for her dedication to empowering the voices of Asian Americans.

The chosen candidate will receive valuable, hands-on reporting experience at a top Chicago newsroom. The internship will last 8-10 weeks during summer 2021, for approximately 18 hours per week. Interns will be responsible for providing their own transportation.

All candidates must submit a resume, an essay and two to four clips or other work samples. Finalists will need to submit a second, shorter application through ABC’s employment platform.


  • Eligible interns are incoming junior or senior undergraduate students, graduate students or recent college graduates within one year of graduation.
  • Interns must be student members of AAJA by the time they start the internship (register at

Deadline to apply: noon (CST) April 9, 2021

The recipient will be notified in mid-April. All correspondence and award agreements will be generated from the personal information submitted below. So, please use proper spelling, capitalization and punctuation.

Asian American and Pacific Islander students are encouraged to apply.

Questions? Email AAJA Chicago President Nader Issa ( or Vice President Ariel Cheung (