The New Orleans Junior Journalism Program provides student-mentor relationships, access to technology and publishing opportunities for aspiring high school journalists. The program prepares and inspires local youth for further education and careers in print, photography, online and broadcast media by providing real-world experience covering local news and live events under the editorial guidance of professional mentors and college interns with publishing opportunities with participating media and event partners. Fall 2020 internships are available for college students interested in mentoring high school journalists in an afterschool environment at the JRNOLA newsroom, and at local events. As an accredited member of the media, mentors will assist local high school students with their story and interview preparation, editing, and web publishing, while helping them cover local sporting, entertainment, and newsworthy events. JRNOLA is seeking mentor writers, photographers, videographers, and editors for 3 – 5 afternoons per week, and occasional weekend special event coverage. Personal transportation is a must.
JRNOLA seeks interns to serve as mentors with a variety of skill sets, including: interview skills, writing, editing, photography, videography, editorial cartoonist, web design and publishing, and social media. As you will be credentialed as a working member of the media, you will be able to build your portfolio of work as well, as long as you fulfill your mentorship duties.
Please send email of interest, resume, and portfolio or writing samples as available, to firstname.lastname@example.org.