The Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is proud to sponsor a summer 2022 internship at the Chicago Tribune, one of the top newspapers in the United States.

AAJA Chicago’s scholarship is given in honor of chapter co-founder and longtime Chicago Tribune journalist David Ibata for his dedication to empowering the voices of Asian Americans.

The chosen candidate will receive valuable, hands-on reporting experience at a newsroom focused on journalism that serves the Chicago region across fault lines and emerging strategies to reach readers wherever they are.

The full-time, 10-week internship will pay $15 per hour, with flexible start dates.

All candidates must submit a resume, an essay and two to four clips or other work samples.

requirements

  • Candidates should be junior or senior undergraduate students, graduate students or recent college graduates.
  • Interns must be members of AAJA by the time they start the internship (register at aaja.org). 
  • Candidates should be prepared to live in Chicago during the internship.
  • Prior work experience is preferred but not required.

Deadline to apply: Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CT

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The finalists will be notified on or before midnight of Jan. 28. AAJA Chicago and the Chicago Tribune will interview finalists. The recipient will be announced by April 15.

The selected intern will be asked for documentation to support information they provide in the application. Likewise, 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 the executive board of AAJA Chicago (chicago@aaja.org).