The Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports departments nationwide.
The Sports Journalism Institute works with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Our funders and partners include Associated Press Sports Editors, MLB.com, Disney, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Our graduates work in print, digital and television outlets around the country. Here are a few examples:
The Sports Journalism Institute is a nine-week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers.
The experience includes:
Ten student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay.
Eligibility is not limited to journalism majors.
Applicants should submit the following items:
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
The Sports Journalism Institute (founded in 1992, welcomed its first class in 1993) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to increase the diversity in the nation’s sports media from the ground up. The roughly 350 graduates of the classroom/internship program are a testament to our devotion to this goal.Get Started