Summer Grants for Student Internships in Journalism

All Princeton freshmen, sophomores, and juniors may apply for grants of up to $3000, funded by the endowment of Edwin F. Ferris, Class of 1899, to support summer internships in writing, publishing, and journalism, in both print and digital media. Our goal is to help students acquire experience in news organizations, including television networks, and in companies that publish books, magazines or other journals. Since many internships are unpaid or only modestly remunerated, these grants are designed to help defray some of the expenses associated with the summer.

Internships must take place in a recognized organization for at least six weeks and typically eight weeks. Grant recipients submit a report after their internship. In assessing proposals, the committee weighs financial need, academic standing and the potential benefits of the internship.

There are two rounds of awards.  Application deadlines are April 1 and May 1 each year.

Application Procedures
Students should submit applications through SAFE, the Student Activities Funding Engine

In the documents section of the application, please upload the offer letter from the organization providing the internship.  The offer should include details of the internship and the amount of financial support, if any, the organization will provide.

Grants are paid in two installments:  one payment in June and the balance in September after submission of a 2-3 page report about the internship.

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