California Press Foundation provides grants to select students who demonstrate an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the news business in California.
The program will provide up to seven $2,500 grants to college students who obtain newsroom internships at California news companies in Spring or Summer 2024. The application deadline is Nov. 30, 2023, for the Cal Press’ 2024 Internship Grants program.
The students must seek and secure the internship on their own at news companies that belong to CNPA. Internships, which can occur in spring or summer, must be full-time and last at least six weeks.
Since 1996, Cal Press has funded 187 internships at California news companies. Visit here to view our roster of former interns.
Students and educators: Applications require an essay, references, work samples and a transcript. Students may apply with a simple online form but will need to gather materials.
News companies: Now is the time to contact a college adviser. Ask about top students. Inquire about college credit for internships. Find a promising student from your area and endorse their application.