Apply for AAJA Chicago’s 2023 Linda Yu Scholarship

The Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association is pleased to sponsor a paid fall 2023 internship at Block Club Chicago, a local leader in neighborhood news.

The chosen candidate will receive valuable, hands-on reporting experience at a top Chicago newsroom through a part-time internship lasting 10-12 weeks.

Interns will work at least 3 days/week. Hours are flexible based on the intern’s hourly and weekly needs, but must be discussed proactively with their supervisor at Block Club. 

Pay is $22/hour. $2,500 of the intern’s pay is provided by AAJA Chicago’s scholarship fund and given in honor of chapter co-founder and longtime ABC7 Chicago journalist Linda Yu for her dedication to empowering the voices of Asian Americans.

All candidates must submit a resume, a cover letter, contact information for two references, and two to four clips or other work samples.


Deadline to apply: Thursday, June 15, 2023, 11:59 p.m. CT

If selected, you will be asked for documentation to support the information you provide. 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.

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