Resources for journalism students in the Sacramento Region

The list below includes internships, scholarships, fellowships and mentoring programs.

At the end of this list, there’s also a link to all major journalism organizations in the nation.



California Press Foundation

The California Press Foundation provides newspaper internship grants to college students who demonstrate an exceptional interest in pursuing careers in the newspaper business in California. Applications are accepted from full-time 3.0+ GPA sophomores, juniors or seniors pursuing journalism, advertising or marketing careers at California newspaper companies. The Foundation requires that students secure California newspaper internships on their own before they receive these grants. Recipients receive a $1,500 educational grant to be awarded upon beginning an internship in the following spring or summer at a California newspaper. Applications are accepted each fall for the following year. To learn more, contact Joe Wirt at CNPA,


California Watch

Offers part-time reporting, multimedia and data internships in the fall and spring semesters


Capitol Weekly

Intern program is run by the U-C Center


Davis Enterprise

Contact intern coordinator Kim Orendor at

or (530) 747-8043


The Granite Bay View

Internships for current students, both writing and photography.

Krissi Khokhobashvili, Editor

(916) 774-7955


The Placer Herald

Internships for current students, both writing and photography.

Krissi Khokhobashvili, Editor

(916) 774-7955


The Roseville Press Tribune

Internships for current students, both writing and photography.

Krissi Khokhobashvili, Editor

(916) 774-7955


Sacramento Bee

Contact:  Scott Lebar, Managing Editor

(916) 321-1182


Sacramento News and Review

For internship opportunities:



Orange County Register, Sacramento/Capitol Bureau

For internship opportunities, contact Brian Joseph:  (916) 233-9681 or


Los Angeles Times, Sacramento/Capitol Bureau

They offer paid summer internships and assistance to journalists beginning their careers (“Metpro”),0,7939172.htmlstory


San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento/Capitol Bureau

There are paid and academic internships available.   The positions are all in S.F.



The Associated Press

The AP has bureaus and offices around the world including in Sacramento, and it offers internships



KCRA-TV (NBC) and KQCA (MyNetwork TV):




KTXL-TV (Fox):

email and apply online at, job id#24485.






Interns will be introduced to the seven news, talk and radio stations that are based in Clear Channel Broadcasting’s cluster in Sacramento, CA.

They may be out at a community event promoting one of the stations, or working in the KFBK newsroom learning about the news business. Interns under the guidance of the editor (Judy Farah) will learn what makes up a news story, how to write it and by the end of their internship, put a piece together. They will be immersed by going out with reporters on news stories or sitting in the studio with the anchors during the news blocks.

Interns must be enrolled students working for college credit.

Apply to:



News Internship inquiries and applications should be sent to


Human Resources

Capital Public Radio

7055 Folsom Blvd

Sacramento, CA 95826



Comstock’s Magazine

They typically bring in one intern at a time.   For availability call (916) 364-1000, or email Managing Editor Christine Calvin at


HERLIFE Magazine

Kimberly Mullen

Editor in Chief

(916) 476-3570


Sactown Magazine

Send an inquiry to:



Please note that most of the opportunities above are for college students earning school credits.

However we do know of one program for high school students in the Elk Grove Unified School District.

Erik Olson teaches journalism at Laguna Creek High School in Elk Grove.  He runs an internship program with 15 students in the district contributing sports articles to the Elk Grove Citizen.




Center for Investigative Reporting

CIR typically offers part-time reporting, multimedia and data internships in the fall and spring semesters to local college students working for class credit or through campus work study programs.  In the summer they offer a limited number of paid internships.


Sacramento Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA):

This organization teams up with the Sacramento Bee to provide a stipend to one summer intern.

You may need to wait until the information for the current year is posted.




Offers a journalism fellowship for a ten week program with the Knight Foundation, YouTube and Google News


Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

They offer internships for students and fellowships for working journalists interested in focusing on health reporting


Sacramento Alliance for Women in Media

They offer a scholarship for college students, and they are working on creating a mentorship program for students and helping them find internships and jobs in media fields.   Check their website for progress as they work on these programs.



Sacramento Press Club

We offer $34,000 in college scholarships to journalism students, among the largest awards in the state.

The application requirements for each year are posted in January, and the deadline to apply is the end of March.




This is a comprehensive list of journalism organizations, compiled by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism:



If there are programs or newsrooms not included in this list, or if any information should be updated, please send an email with information to

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