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Sacramento Bee Wants You To Be Their Next NAHJ Intern

The Sacramento Bee and NAHJ Bay Area proudly announce the kick off to its 2018 internship search.

The 10-week paid Jennifer Garza Memorial Internship will give you the skills to develop into a strong multi-platform journalist, while gaining practical education and professional experience in California’s capital. The entire time you will be guided by some of the best journalists in the region (from the publisher to the investigative reporters), all who will mentor you, expose you to area experts, and prepare you for our ever-changing industry.

Just ask Nashelly Chavez, a 2016 NAHJ Bay Area intern and the Sac Bee’s crime reporter

I interned at the Sacramento Bee during the summer of 2016. It was such an exciting and valuable opportunity because it gave me a taste of what it would be like to work at one of California’s top regional papers. What I liked most was being able to better tackle difficult stories as each week went by. Working with the support of my editors and other reporters undoubtedly helped me with that. I became a confident reporter because of my successes here. My assignments took me to Stockton following the arrest of a mayor, the front lines of a fire in Winters, Ca. and a use-of-force training with the Sacramento Police Department. Each day brought something new.

I would strongly recommend an internship at the Sacramento Bee to reporters interested in pursuing a career in journalism. I’m proud to now be working as the paper’s crime reporter and continuing to fine-tune my skills.

But if you are looking for a more recent perspective, here one from Nick Perez, the 2017

Interning at Sacramento Bee taught me a lot. I hit the ground running. I learned video and animation. My editor allowed me to experiment with new video formats and I watched it become the talk of the newsroom. I also learned a lot about Sacramento and how the various parts of city and state government work. The managing editor will work with you on things you want to do. This internship will help propel you in the field and work on your skills.

Apply to join The Sacramento Bee this summer as the 2018 Jennifer Garza Memorial Intern.

The deadline is March 9, 2018

You must be an NAHJ member to apply. Please send a resume and samples of your work to: Scott Lebar, Managing Editor, Sacramento Bee

San Francisco Chronicle Welcomes 3 NAHJ Spring Student Interns

NAHJ student members Juan Manuel Reyes, Jr., Natasha Dangond and Spencer Silva will intern at the San Francisco Chronicle during the Spring 2017.
NAHJ student members Juan Manuel Reyes, Jr., Natasha Dangond and Spencer Silva all intern at the San Francisco Chronicle during the spring of 2017.

Three NAHJ Bay Area university students have joined The San Francisco Chronicle newsroom this spring.

Juan Manual Reyes, Jr., assists the sports deck as a reporter and writer for the Chronicle’s multiple platforms. A graduate student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Reyes has worked as a freelance sports writer for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and the San Jose State University’s The Spartan Daily.

At the Chronicle, Reyes has covered the San Jose Earthquake and already teamed up with fellow NAHJ intern photographer Natasha Dangond to cover the San Francisco Deltas, a soccer club trying to break into the city’s professional sports scene.

When Dangond is not capturing action shots of athletes for the Chronicle, the San Francisco State student has been tasked with shooting images of residents in Albany standing up against racism, a San Francisco man standing up against Uber, and a community left standing out in the cold after the motel they lived in burned down. Dangond’s photography has also appeared in the San Francisco Examiner and El Tecolote.

Spencer Silva, another first year student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, also joins Reyes and Dangond at the city’s flagship paper, but for a completely new beat: he’s an intern with the Chronicle’s new cannabis online magazine, The Green State. He’s already contributed reporting to this piece about how medical marijuana could help out more senior citizens. Prior to the Chronicle, Silva saw his work published in the Berkeleyside, Oakland Magazine, Oakland North, Richmond Confidential and Mission Local. (NAHJ Bay Area member Lucio Villa, and interactive web producer at the Chronicle, helped put together this online guide to medical marijuana).

This is the second Spring Semester in a row that the San Francisco Chronicle accepts at least one NAHJ-sponsored intern. Last year, UC Berkeley graduate student Marcos Martinez Chacón worked on the metro desk under the tutelage of assistant editor Suzanne Espinosa.

The three paid internships at the Chronicle this year were made possible through a very generous community grant to the NAHJ Bay Area Chapter in the amount of US$10,000 from San Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo.


Ashleigh Panoo Joins The Fresno Bee as the NAHJ-Sponsored Summer 2017 Intern

Ashleigh-PanooThe Bay Area Chapter of NAHJ is proud to announce student member Ashleigh Panoo has been accepted as a summer 2017 intern at The Fresno Bee.

Ashleigh is a 27-year-old journalism major at Fresno City College who has been a student writer at the Bee since May of 2016.

“It’s a newsroom position that calls for flexibility covering breaking news as well as event assignments,” said John Rich, the Fresno Bee’s Managing Editor. “Ashleigh has grown as a reporter and a writer. We’re proud that she’s taking the next step in her career with an NAHJ-sponsored internship, and grateful that she’s doing so at The Bee.”

“This internship is going to give me valuable experience and I am so grateful to have been chosen,” she said. “Thank you for helping me to achieve my goals and gain experience in the industry.”

Originally from Caruthers, California, Ashleigh attends Fresno City College where she is the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Rampage. Eventually, she hopes to transfer to Fresno State to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.

The internship will be paid in part by the Fresno Bee and is sponsored by a grant from PG&E.

“Hiring more Latinos in newsrooms is our primary mission,” said Joe Vazquez, NAHJ Bay Area Vice President.  “Hats off to the Fresno Bee for recognizing the fact that Latino reporters help build stronger bridges to a large swath of their readership by telling their stories.”

NAHJ is also extremely grateful to PG&E for its generosity in funding our future journalists.

Deadline for Sacramento Bee-NAHJ Bay Area internship fast approaches

The Sacramento Bee building where McClatchy headquarters are located in Sacramento, Calif. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file

Join The Sacramento Bee this summer as an intern working with journalists at Northern California’s leading news organization.

The Bee and NAHJ fund the 10-week Jennifer Garza Memorial Internship to give aspiring journalists the opportunity to gain a practical education, professional experience and a great time in the state’s capital.

You will work on stories, be assigned a mentor, and hear experts, from the publisher to investigative reporters, talk about the ever-changing world of journalism.

You must be an NAHJ member to apply. The deadline is March 10, 2017.

Please send a resume and samples of your work to: Scott Lebar, Managing Editor, Sacramento Bee, slebar[at]sacbee[dot]com

Considering the SacBee? Why not also apply to its sister publication The Fresno Bee, who also partnered with NAHJ to offer a paid internship for the summer of 2017.

Looking for a job or internship? Come to the joint NAHJ-SFSU resume and interviewing workshop

Back for a second year, the Nat’l Assoc. of Hispanic Journalists (Bay Area chapter) and NAHJ SFSU will cohost a resume and interviewing skills round-robin workshop along with the broadcast and journalism departments at San Francisco State University, next week, Wed., March. 1.
We need journalism professionals to help give constructive criticism to the students from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (If interested please sign-up here. Please arrive by 6 p.m.).
If you are a student, make sure you bring your resume and/portfolio and get ready to participate in these mock interviews.