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Career Advising Appointments

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Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu

Journalism

Asian American Journalists Association
Offers scholarships to outstanding high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students. Students are selected based on the following criteria 1) commitment to the field of journalism; 2) sensitivity to Asian American issues as demonstrated by community involvement; 3) journalistic ability; and, 4) financial need.
Deadline: Early April

National Association of Black Journalists
Annually awards a minimum of ten $2,500 scholarships to African American college students who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Any foreign or US student currently attending an accredited four-year college or university may apply. Recipients also receive an all-expense-paid trip to the NABJ convention and are required to participate in student convention projects.
Deadline: Varies

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Provides several different scholarship opportunities for college undergraduates and graduates who are pursuing careers in print or broadcast journalism. Awards range from $1,000 - $5,000.
Deadline: Varies

Poynter Institute News Reporting & Writing Fellowship
This summer program (June-July) offers unparalleled opportunity for learning and growth for those graduating seniors or recent college graduates who see their future in journalism. Located in St. Petersburg, FL, tuition is waived and living expenses covered by $1,950 fellowship. During the program, students will learn to originate stories in a town they barely know, to sell stories to editors, and to gather and convey information in a hurry. See the web page for more information or email chipscan@poynter.org.
Deadline: Mid-November

The Nation Internships
The Nation Internship offers college students and recent graduates, interested in magazine journalism and publishing, an opportunity to gain practical editorial experience and comprehensive exposure to the publishing aspect of the magazine's production. Interns attend bi-weekly seminars to meet and learn from genuine authors, journalists and politians. Internships are offered during the summer and academic year, and carry a small stipend. Majority of the internships are held in New York. However, there is one opportunity available in Washington D.C. All ages are welcome, yet most interns have completed their junior year of college.
Deadline: November, March, July, depending on timeframe

 

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Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542-2265.


Hours & Contact

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm

College Hall, 155 S. Pleasant Street

Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Telephone: 413-542-2265

Fax: 413-542-5790

Email: careers@amherst.edu