MISSOURI PRESS ASSOCIATION NEWSPAPER MEMBERS are encouraged to apply for funding for summer interns in 2020. The Missouri Press Foundation will be giving away $13,000 this year to Missouri newspapers to assist with their intern employment expenses. The Missouri Press Foundation offers Missouri newspapers the opportunity to host summer interns for four, six or eight weeks. Funding will be provided, but newspapers are welcome to augment the funds provided by the Foundation.
Student interns may work as reporters, editors, photographers, designers, advertising representatives or web site editors/reporters, depending on the job being offered by the participating newspapers.
Eligible students must be enrolled in a post-secondary academic, professional or vocational newspaper journalism program in Missouri. Newspapers that are approved for funding of internships will be responsible for hiring their interns. In addition to earning a salary, interns may receive institutional credit, if their school allows it. Interns must assume responsibility to arrange credit with their institution.
If your newspaper is interested in receiving a grant to host an intern, please fill out the application below. Applications are due April 20. If you have questions, please contact Michael Harper at 573-449-4167 ext. 303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to view the 2019 intern’s video about their experiences.