PG&E Grants NAHJ Bay Area $2,000 for Student Internship

PG-E-LogoHardworking journalism students with demonstrated potential to a career in reporting now have one more option to receive funds toward an internship in a newsroom.

The Bay Area chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalist announced on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), would grant the chapter $2,000 to support and supplement a fall or spring internship program.

“At PG&E, we strive to deliver on our commitment to help our local communities be as vibrant as they can be,” said Jimi Harris, the community relations manager, of the PG&E Foundation. “We are committed to preserving and building on what makes California great: thriving neighborhoods and natural habitats, diversity and opportunity.”

These funds from PG&E will be the second commitment that the NAHJ Bay Area receives from the utility company. The first – which totals $1,500 – supports an NAHJ Bay Area student intern at the Sacramento Bee. The internship the Sac Bee honors a former reporter Jennifer Garza (now deceased), who championed more diversity in the Bee’s newsroom. The current NAHJ Bay Area and PG&E sponsored student is Stela Khury.

“The NAHJ Bay Area chapter’s mission is simple: to be a catalyst for the creation of intellectually diverse newsrooms and to the development and recognition of Latinos in the news industry”, said Claudia Cruz, chapter president. “We are thrilled that PG&E has supported this mission in the past and appreciate their continued commitment”.

Details of the internship and how to apply for it will be shared in the upcoming weeks. Please be sure come back to our site and check the internship section.