The Sports Journalism Institute is now accepting applications for its 32nd class.
SJI’s first class convened in 1992, featuring its trademark boot camp, a deadline-intensive week covering sports events, interviewing athletes, coaches, and prominent sports media figures. The boot camp has been held at several locations, including the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and, for the past five years and again in 2024, Arizona State’s Cronkite School.
The boot camp is aimed at helping students prepare for internships, which SJI helps set up through our partners in sports media, including ESPN, USA Today and the Gannett family of newspapers and websites, Yahoo! Sports, Sports Illustrated, the Denver Post and the Houston Chronicle, to name a few.
Students selected for the program will attend bootcamp at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School. The dates are TBD, but bootcamp typically runs a week in late May-early June, with students heading to internships that SJI helps arrange after the classroom portion is completed. Typically the program conducts classes virtually for up to three days as an orientation before meeting in person in Phoenix.
You can apply online and upload the necessary documents by clicking on the link at the end of this article. The deadline for applications is Nov. 3.