NAHJ-Nevada's leadership board is pleased to announce that the organization's summer internship program, in partnership with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will continue. We thank the Review-Journal for its continued support to maintain the valuable program.
NAHJ-Nevada will begin to accept applications immediately. Deadline for applications to be postmarked will be Feb. 19, and winners will be notified by March 9. Interested candidates can download the application on this website by clicking on the Internship tab. The link to download the file is at the bottom of the internship description.
While the program is still in its infancy, it has proven to be successful. Many of the participants have been hired as full-time reporters soon after completing the internship program.
Latest example: Alex Corey, who participated in the internship in summer 2014 while he was a student at California State University, Northridge, was recently hired as a full-time reporter at the Review-Journal. Corey will be covering North Las Vegas.
In October, Sandy Lopez, a former intern who was soon after hired as a full-time reporter at the View Newspapers published by the Review-Journal, won a Journalist of Merit Award from the Nevada Press Association.
Those are just a few of the many examples that have proven the internship program's success.
NAHJ-Nevada hopes the program will continue to help place young journalists of color in newsrooms across the country.
The organization's leadership is extremely thankful to former Review-Journal Editor Mike Hengel for supporting the program from the beginning, and to the current leadership -- Interim Editor Glenn Cook, Deputy Editor Jim Wright and Publisher Jason Taylor -- for helping the program stay alive and hopefully flourish in years to come.