Student Opportunities

NJC-KIRO 7 Internship

Deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2019

In partnership with the Northwest Journalists of Color, KIRO 7 will offer one recipient the opportunity to be a station intern. The role will primarily focus on work with the KIRO 7 News Department, but will also provide
experience with other essential station functions.

This paid internship at KIRO 7 provides the opportunity to be embedded in the daily operations of a local television station. While working in the newsroom, the intern will research stories, write scripts, and will also have the opportunity to shadow KIRO 7 news crews in the field. In addition to the behind-the-scenes experience in the newsroom, the intern will also work with other departments – including sales, creative services, and engineering – to understand how all teams work together to be successful.

The program is open to college students. Candidates and the final selection will be made by a panel including members of the KIRO 7 staff and NJC program volunteers.

Internship Requirements:

  1. The student must be registered at a University, College, Community College or Vocational-Technical Institute.
  2. The student should have junior or senior status or be in the last year of a Community College or Vocational-Technical program.
  3. All internships require 20-30 hours per week covering a period of 10-16 weeks, depending on the school’s quarter or semester length. The work schedule will vary frequently and at times may include early start times, nights, weekend, and holidays. The internship begins in June.
  4. The student must have access to reliable transportation.
  5. While KIRO 7 considers the Internship program format valuable in observing the student’s attitude, talents, and skills, it is understood that no guarantees are given for future employment.
  6. Students will only be offered an Internship after completing a pre-employment drug and background screening.
  7. Proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. will be required upon employment.

Click here to apply.

Northwest Journalists of Color (NJC) Reporting Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 Extended to Friday, April 5, 2019

For nearly 30 years, the Northwest Journalists of Color have coordinated scholarships for aspiring journalists. The NJC’s members belong to the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), Seattle Association of Black Journalists (SABJ), National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). Since 1983, the NJC and AAJA have given more than $150,000 in scholarships.

You do not need to identify as a student of color to apply for this scholarship. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the importance of diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences in newsrooms. You are eligible for these scholarships if you are EITHER:

  • On the path to graduating from or have graduated from a Washington state high school
    OR
  • Attending a public or private college in Washington state

Click here to apply.

Northwest Journalists of Color Visual Journalism Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 Extended to Friday, April 5, 2019

The inaugural NJC Visual Journalism Scholarship will be awarded to an aspiring photo and/or video journalist who meets the same eligibility criteria for the NJC Reporting Scholarship. One recipient will receive a professional DSLR camera kit, donated by The Seattle Times Photo Department, to help launch their career.

You are eligible for these scholarships if you are EITHER:

  • On the path to graduating from or have graduated from a Washington state high school
    OR
  • Attending a public or private college in Washington state

Click here to apply.

AAJA Seattle Founders’ Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 Extended to Friday, April 5, 2019

The Founders’ Scholarship was established in 2000 to honor Frank Abe, Ron Chew and Lori Matsukawa, founders of the AAJA Seattle chapter in 1985. The Founders’ Scholarship covers one student’s registration fee and provides a stipend for travel and accommodations for the 2018 National Convention in Houston, Texas from August 8 – 11, 2018.

You are eligible for these scholarships if you are EITHER:

  • On the path to graduating from or have graduated from a Washington state high school
    OR
  • Attending a public or private college in Washington state

Click here to apply.

NJC-PNW Guild Conference Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019 Extended to Friday, April 5, 2019

One recipient will receive, or receive reimbursement for, up to $1,000 for approved costs related to the event. These costs can include, but are not limited to, registration, travel, lodging and meals.

You are eligible for these scholarships if you are:

  • On the path to graduating from or have graduated from a Washington state high school
    OR
  • Attending a public or private college in Washington state
    AND
  • Are not a parent, sibling, direct descendant or dependent of workers represented by the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild

Click here to apply.

Past AAJA Scholarship Recipients

For more than 30 years, the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship program has given thousands of dollars to student journalists throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our recipients have gone to work for The Associated Press, The New York Times, PBS News Hour, NPR, NBC’s Golf Channel, The Seattle Times and more. The following is a partial list of past recipients.

2018: NJC: Grace Madigan, Enrique Pérez de la Rosa, Annika Prom. Visual Journalism:Ester Ouli Kim. Founders’: Amy Wong.

2017: NJC: Hailey Robinson, Ronnie Estoque, Elizabeth Alvarado, Agatha Pacheco, Starla Sampaco. Founders’: Starla Sampaco. NJC-KIRO7 internship: Rhea Panela

2016: NJC: Ahlaam Ibraahim, Mohammed Kloub, Rhea Panela, Jasmine Pollard. Founders’: Starla Sampaco

2015: NJC: Ashley Walls, Mohamed Adan, Brady Hitoshi Wakayama. Founders’: Brady Hitoshi Wakayama

2014: NJC: Julia Martinez, Michaela Vue, Bailey Williams, Holly Buchanan and Nicole Horiuchi Gaddie. Founders’: Trennesia Jackson

2013: NJC: Joella Ortega, Holly Martinez, Charmaine Riley. Founders’: Seungkyul Joseph Park

2012: NJC: Thomas Nguyen, Kelly Manalo, Mende Smith, Yi Xiao. Founders’: Thomas Nguyen. 911 Media Arts scholarship: Sarah Radmer

2011NJC: Joanna Nolasco, Gina Cole, Katelin Chow. Founders’: Peter Sessum. 911 Media Arts scholarship: Mary Jean Spadafora

2010: NJC: Katelin Chow, Mary Pauline H. Diaz, Peter Sessum, Rachel Solomon