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Montana Newspaper Foundation

2020 Internship Grant Program

What is the internship program?

The Montana Newspaper Foundation (MNF) Internship Grant Program helps train tomorrow’s professionals by providing grants to member newspapers.

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 2020. We encourage successful applicants to begin the intern recruitment process early.

What is the application deadline?

December 3, 2019

 When will grants be announced by the MNF?

December 19, 2019

What is the obligation of my newspaper?

Each newspaper selected for the grant must agree to at least match the $1,500 award by the MNF for the intern’s compensation. In addition to compensation, interns may receive institutional credit, if their school allows it. Interns are to be considered an employee of the newspaper.

Interns must be students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary academic, professional or vocational program. In-state schools, especially students of the U of M School of Journalism, should be given first preference. A profile and photo of the intern is required to be provided by the newspaper. Awarding grants to relatives of a selected newspaper’s owners or employees is prohibited.

Next steps?

Please email your completed application form to Matt Gibson: [email protected] on or before the application deadline of December 3, 2019.