Another NAHJ student will get a paid internship at a Bay Area newsroom this year thanks to a grant of $2,500 from local utility company Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) received by the local chapter this summer.
This grant marks the fourth time PG&E has contributed funds to the NAHJ Bay Area to help fund or supplement paid internships for university students at the Sacramento Bee, and most recently at the San Francisco Chronicle.
At the Sac Bee these funds support the memorial internship created in honor of reporter Jennifer Garza (now deceased), who championed more diversity in the Bee’s newsroom. During the summer of 2016, the NAHJ Bay Area and PG&E sponsored students at the Sac Bee were Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes. In 2015, the Sac Bee intern was Stela Khury.
Also, and for the first time, the NAHJ Bay Area chapter placed an intern – UC Berkeley graduate student Marcos Martinez Chacón – at the SF Chronicle this academic year.
“Our chapter is incredibly grateful for the continued support from PG&E,” said Claudia Cruz, chapter president. “Every dollar raised advances our mission to diversify newsrooms and to tell the stories of Latino accurately. We are thrilled that PG&E shares our goal.”
Details of the next internship opportunity and the relevant application deadline will be shared in the upcoming weeks. Please be sure come back to our site and check the internship section.