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National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association accepting applicants for Student Program in August

PHILADELPHIA -- The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) will host a Student Mentorship and Training Program at its annual LGBT Media Summit & Convention from Aug. 25 to 28 in Philadelphia.

Each year, NLGJA chooses students from across the country to participate in its student project -- providing real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in journalism.

To apply, students simply fill out an application, attaching the requested items found on the NLGJA website, and return them to NLGJA by June 10.

If chosen, NLGJA will pay for the selected student’s convention attendance, airfare, food and hotel at the convention site.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a weeklong project, designed to immerse students in an integrated newsroom environment,” said Michael Tune, executive director. “Students can expect a hands-on media experience, as well as the opportunity to network with journalists and professionals from all forms of media.”

Students participating in the project will work with media professionals to report, edit, photograph, design and produce the news of NLGJA's National Convention along with local coverage of the host city, Philadelphia.

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBT community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all mediums and university departments and majors.