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When we surveyed the 150 or so students working for the Student Media at North Carolina State University, we learned what skills they value as part of their experience working for a radio station, literary magazine, daily newspaper, weekly newspaper, yearbook, sales and marketing team or online medium.
Our students have proven successful during their college years—where some 50 percent of the students entering the program say they have no intention of pursuing journalism or a related field as part of their career path but 80 percent of those when they graduate report pursuing a career in journalism or a related field—and beyond. Graduates have gone to work for such organizations as News 14 Carolina, ABC 11, NBC17, WRAL-TV, Orlando Sentinal, Capstrat Communications, Terrorbird Media, Raleigh Public Record, Reporters' Lab, Raleigh News & Observer and USA Today. There's also doctors, lawyers, teachers, scientists and engineers across the globe who once called Student Media home.
All non-entry level positions within the Student Media are paid positions. Even some entry-level positions are paid with reporters and photographers earning money for all published works. To be eligible, students must complete all training classes, must be eligible to work in the United States and must complete all necessary paperwork.
We’ve had students do internships at the Cary News, News 14 Carolina, WRAL-TV, WUNC-FM, Detroit Free Press, St. Petersburg Times, Fauquier-Times Democrat/Citizen, Evening Sun (Hanover, Penn.), The Monroe Evening News (Monroe, Mich.), North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission, Independent Weekly, washingtonpostonline.com, USA Today online, Merge Records and the N.C. State Alumni Association. We’ve even had a student selected to participate in the most prestigious newspaper internship program sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund.
The daily newspaper, Technician, has up to 10, $1,000 grants available annually to students with fewer than 36 college course hours. Technician awards a grant to incoming freshmen and full-time students who have completed fewer than 36 credit hours and who want to be a part of N.C. State’s student newspaper. Students who will be considered should plan on holding a leadership role with the newspaper in the near future and must have continuous service on staff to continue receiving the grant. All recipients must have and/or must maintain a 2.50 university grade point average.
Students who are awarded the scholarship will receive $500 at the beginning of each fall and spring semester, while still being paid as a regular reporter, editor, designer or photographer. Up to 10 grants, renewable for up to four years, will be awarded for each academic year.
Deadline for the application is the second Friday in August at 5 p.m. The deadline for any open grant positions in the spring semester is the second Friday in January at 5 p.m. Recipients will be notified the following week. Contact Patrick Neal to determine what openings are available. Because grants are renewable for up to four years, not all 10 slots will be open in any given semester. Applicants should send a letter of interest, three clips of past published work (not entire publications) secured to letter-size paper suitable for copying, a resume and two letters of recommendation from instructors, professional staff or non-student supervisors to:
NCSU Student Media
307 Witherspoon, Campus Box 7318
Raleigh, NC 27695
Remember when submitting applications to any such scholarship or grant that presentation counts. Send the required amount of material but do not send extra material.