NAHJ And NAHP Open Doors For Journalists

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the National Association of HispanicPublications Foundation (NAHP) have launched a joint internship program for Hispanic students.

Sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund, the program will place four journalism students in summer internships this year at Hispanic or Spanish-language publications in Washington, D.C. “With the boom in Spanish-language media and Hispanic publications in the country right now, these internships are sorely needed and very welcome,” says Iván Román, executive director of NAHJ.

The internship kicks off with the daily newspaper or website produced during NAHJ’s 24th annual Convention and Media & Career Expo, which will be held June 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale. “We need to tap into that growing number of young journalists who can bring us news and information in Spanish or in both languages,” Román adds. “Our changing society demands it.”

As part of the program, NAHJ and NAHP will also select four editors or publishers at Spanish-language or Hispanic-themed publications in Washington, D.C. who will serve as the hosts for the journalism students and will commit to serving as advisors and mentors to the students for a period of one year after the internship.