Student Projects, Services & Training


Learn more about our student membership, student scholarships and internships, student training, and our Student Multimedia Project!

As part of our commitment to student members and aspiring journalists, NABJ provides the following services as part of its Student Education Enrichment and Development (SEED) Program.

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Student Membership

Student Membership

All NABJ student programs require membership to participate.  For only $40 per year, students receive access to:


-Scholarships, Internships, and Multimedia programs

-Members-only web access, including the online membership directory

-Free subscriptions to NABJ E-blasts, the NABJ Journal and the NABJ Newsletter

-Discounts for the annual Convention and Career Fair, Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Salute to Excellence Gala, Media Institutes, Regional Conferences

-Award recipients and program participants receive recognition on NABJ’s website and in the NABJ Convention program book

-Access to NABJ Jobs Online

-Networking access to professional journalists


Join NABJ here.


For more information about SEED Programs, contact:


Shortcuts for Student Members and Members Who are Parents/Mentors of Students

Apply for 2023-2024 Scholarships, Internships and Fellowships here.

-Apply for the 2024 Student Multimedia Project for College Students here.

– Apply for the 2024 JSHOP for High School Students here.

-Professionals Apply to Be 2024 Student Projects Mentors here.

NABJ Student Multimedia Project

NABJ Student Multimedia Project

NABJ offers students an expenses-paid fellowship to work in a fully operational newsroom to cover NABJ’s annual convention and local stories in the host city via its Student Projects program.

During the week-long program, students work alongside professional journalists and public relations experts to produce daily television newscasts and newspapers; create and maintain the convention website; and coordinate and manage corporate communications for workshops, special events and NABJ’s sponsors.

Students are selected for each of the following program area: print, TV reporting, TV production, graphic design, photography, multimedia, copy desk, and public relations.  Mentors are selected based on their experience and availability. Students can apply for the 2024 project online in the fall of 2023. Participants are selected and notified annually in the spring.

Applications for 2024 Student Projects participants available here.

Applications for 2024 Student Projects mentors available here.




Journalism, media and PR professionals who would like to mentor the students in 2024 can look for applications here in Fall 2023.


View the student-produced NABJ Monitor here.

NABJ Scholarships

NABJ Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving high school and college students interested in pursuing journalism careers. Over the last decade, NABJ has awarded more than a half a million dollars to students studying broadcast, print, and online journalism; photography; graphic design; and communications.


NABJ’s scholarships are up to $10,000 each and are named in honor of media companies, corporations, organizations and NABJ’s Founders,  past presidents, task forces and regions.


Applications are available online via NABJ’s website every fall and spring.


Click here to view NABJ’s 2024 Scholarships, Fellowships & Internships.


NABJ Internships

NABJ Internships

NABJ offers summer internships annually to college students interested in pursuing a career in journalism.  Students gain pad hands-on training in reporting, editing, photography, graphic design, video production, and public relations at various U.S. news organizations. Past internship sites include NBCUniversal, ABC, the NABJ National Office,  ESPN, NFL and the Ringer. 


Students can apply for internships online via NABJ’s website during the fall and spring semesters.  Winners are selected and notified of their internship placement sites in the spring.


Click here to view NABJ’s 2024 Scholarships, Fellowships & Internships.


NABJ JSHOP (High School Journalism Workshop)

NABJ JSHOP (High School Journalism Workshop)

NABJ’s JSHOP is a four-day workshop for local high school students in the host city of NABJ’s annual convention.


The program provides interactive learning opportunities through lectures, presentations, hands-on training and field trips.  The students learn journalism fundamentals for news-gathering, writing, photography, video production, radio, graphic design, editing, and social media. Professional journalists, educators, and journalism college students provide mentorship and supervision.


Successful applicants possess an interest in pursuing a career in journalism.  Applications are available online via NABJ’s website. Participants are selected and notified annually in the spring.


2024 JSHOP Applications Available here.

Student Multimedia Short Courses

Student Multimedia Short Courses

NABJ offers print, digital and broadcast short courses to journalism and communications students on the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities or on college campuses with a large Black student enrollment.


The short courses are taught by teams of professional journalists who provide students with information about careers in the industry, training in writing, reporting and editing, and tips on job interviews and landing the first job or internship.


Apply for the 2024 NABJ Student Multimedia Short Course at N.C. A&T here.