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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 slebar@sacbee.com

Sac Bee offers NAHJ Bay Area intern temp position until winter

The 2016 Jennifer Garza Memorial Interns, sponsored by the Sacramento Bee and NAHJ Bay Area chapter are Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes.

The 2016 Jennifer Garza Memorial Interns, sponsored by the Sacramento Bee and NAHJ Bay Area chapter are Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes.

The NAHJ Bay Area Chapter’s three summer interns at the Sacramento Bee have really made an impression.

Scott Lebar, managing editor of the Sac Bee, said that Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes have been splendid additions to the newsroom.

Martinez, who contributes to the photos and video teams, has produced everything from a protest gone badly at the California’s State Capitol building to the suspenseful effects of a hypnotist at the state fair.

Reyes’ strong feature writing has helped her share with readers the stories of a woman who highlines above thousands of feet up in the air and about the art deco scene in Sacramento.

Chavez’ recently landed the front-page story on July 21 about the gut-wrenching murder of a 14-year-old girl by her brother, both children of a local deputy district attorney.

Lebar is so impressed with Chavez that he’s extended her internship and made her a temp hire through the end of the year. “She’s already a young pro,” he said about the recent San Francisco State graduate.

Needless to say, the entire Bay Area chapter is proud of all of them too.