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Montana Newspaper Foundation

2021 Internship Grant Program

2021 Montana Newspaper Foundation Internship Grant Program


The Montana Newspaper Foundation will accept applications for the 2021 internship grant program through April 14, 2021. Recipients of the grants receive $1,500 to defray the cost of a paid intern.


Each newspaper selected for the grant must agree to at least match the $1,500 award from the Foundation to pay the intern’s compensation.  In addition to compensation, interns may receive institutional credit, if their school allows it.


Interns must be students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic, professional or vocational program.  In-state schools, especially students of the UM School of Journalism, should be given first preference. Newspapers selected for grants must provide the MNA office with a photo and profile of their intern for use in press releases or newsletters. Awarding grants to relatives of a selected newspapers’ owners or employees is prohibited.


Applications for the 2021 grant cycle are due by April 14, 2021. To download the application form, click MNF-Internship-Program-Application-Form





What is the internship program?

The Montana Newspaper Foundation (MNF) Internship Grant Program helps train tomorrow’s professionals by providing grants to member newspapers to defray some of the expense of a paid internship.


How much is the grant and how many are awarded?

$1,500 will be awarded to three successful newspapers.


When can I use the internship grant?

The grant can be used (and the money will be awarded) in 2021.  We encourage successful applicants to begin the intern recruitment process early.


When will grants be announced by the MNF?

April 23, 2021


Next steps?

Please email your completed application form to Melody Martinsen: [email protected] on or before the application deadline of April 14, 2021.


Melody Martinsen


Montana Newspaper Foundation

Office: (406) 466-2403

Mobile: (406) 590-1644