Letter from the Editors: Presentation of our Summer Journalism Institute
We are delighted to announce that applications are open for our inaugural Summer Journalism Institute, a two-week internship program for newcomers from backgrounds under-represented in journalism. Stanford students who are not currently on staff are also welcome to apply.
The program will run from August 29 to September 10, with an expected time commitment of 8-10 hours per week. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about our digital and content production aspects, attend conferences and workshops with section editors, and speak with industry professionals. Participants will also be able to participate in social programs and be mentored by Daily staff members. Their work will have the chance to be published on our website.
We’re not just looking for potential sports journalists and editors – if you’re interested in the intersection of journalism with technology, graphics, data, and more, there’s a place for you on the program. Section editors for almost every section of The Daily will be available during the program, and you can read more about each of our sections. here. (Applications for the fall recruiting class are not yet open.)
Our hope is that the institute will serve as a valuable training opportunity and also give incoming students the chance to work one-on-one with current section editors before the start of the school year. While The Daily is proud of its recruiting numbers – over 300 frosh class members signed up in 2019 and The Daily isn’t turning anyone down – it’s easy for students to get lost in the shuffle, especially those who have not traditionally been represented in the ranks of our staff or in the industry in general.
Unfortunately, this is not a paid program, although we hope that The Daily will be able to pay interns in the years to come. However, if institute participants become members of our staff, The Daily offers an opportunity bursary, which can provide up to $ 1,500 per semester to staff in financial need.
We would especially like to thank Program Directors Christine Delianne ’22, Anastasiia Malenko ’23 and Lorenzo Del Rosario ’24 for taking over the leadership of the institute, as well as Newsroom Development Director Emma Talley ’23 for providing helped managers plan and execute the program.
In addition to running the program, Christine is the editor-in-chief of The Grind and coordinates the Opportunity Fellowship, Anastasiia runs the magazine and Lorenzo is a two-time podcast editor.
A short request must be submitted by August 18 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Directors will assess applications as they arise, advising applicants of their status by August 22. You can find the application here. If you have any questions, email eic ‘at’ stanforddaily.com.
– Flight. 260 management team