Scholarships and Internships
The Bloomington Press Club is funding the futures of several young journalists.
The board provides two scholarships for IU’s High School Journalism Institute students. Each summer, high school students from around the country come to learn skills at intensive workshops.
The club’s internship/scholarship program provides two $1,000 stipends to junior or senior IU students. These students work as interns for United Way agencies in the Monroe County area. Each intern works about 150 hours during the school year. The Indiana University Foundation administers the club’s internship funds through a gift agreement.
United Way of Monroe County – Heading Home Communications Intern
United Way of Monroe County and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County are collaborating on an initiative to reduce homelessness and the housing insecurity issues in Monroe County. The intern will help develop and execute communication strategies for the initiative, including website/blog updates, social media, press releases and more. Learn more about this position.
American Red Cross — Communications Intern
The Southeast Chapter of the Indiana Region of the Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need, through disaster services, blood services, training and other initiatives. The intern will help the organization expand its communication, marketing and public relations strategies across the state, with an emphasis on finding engaging and interactive ways to build a volunteer staff. Learn more about this position.
To apply for an internship, please complete this application form. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 25.
Occasionally, the Bloomington Press Club hosts fundraisers featuring notable journalists visiting the area. Ongoing fundraisers include “rounding up” the cost of the monthly lunch costs. For example, those who choose the $14 buffet can make checks out for $15 instead, and the dollar goes toward the scholarship program. Another option is to pay for more than one lunch. The “extra” lunch money is used to invite IU students to meetings as the Bloomington Press Club’s guest. [NOTE: BPC meetings are currently held via Zoom, so this donation option is suspended at this time.]
All of these funds support the HSJI scholarships and the club’s scholarship/internship program for IU students.