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ASA’s Sixth Annual Journalism Internship Program Set for 2017

 

At its recent meeting the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Students’ Association of America, Inc. (ASA Inc.) announced it is again sponsoring two internships in journalism in partnership with The Armenian Weekly and The Armenian Mirror-Spectator.

Interns will work under the supervision of either the editorial staff of The Armenian Weekly or The Armenian Mirror-Spectator.

“The ASA, Inc. Journalism Internships coupled with its Annual Scholarship Grant Program which awarded $102,000 in grants for 2016 continues its mission of providing financial assistance and professional level opportunities to qualified students of Armenian heritage. The ASA, Inc founded in 1910 is the oldest Armenian student organization in the United States,” said Brian Assadourian, Chairman of the ASA Inc. Board of Trustees in making the announcement.

Participants in the six-week internship program will receive a weekly stipend of $150.00. Interns will work under the supervision of either the editorial staff of The Armenian Weekly or The Armenian Mirror-Spectator.

“The Internship provides a valuable opportunity for students of Armenian heritage to have hands-on experience as a member of the editorial staff of the respective publications” noted Dr. Michael G. Mensoian, a member of the ASA Inc. Board of Trustees who oversees the program.

The Armenian Weekly and The Armenian Mirror-Spectator are two of the leading English language newspapers in the United States and Canada keeping our community informed of developments locally as well as in Armenia and the Diaspora through their print and online editions. The offices of both papers are located Watertown, Massachusetts.

Applications for the ASA Inc. Journalism Internship are now available and may be downloaded by accessing http://www.asainc.org. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday May 19, 2017. Candidates must have completed at least their sophomore year of college by May 2017. Currently enrolled graduate students are also eligible.

Since its establishment 106 years ago the Armenian Students’ Association of America, Inc. has encouraged the educational pursuits of Armenians in the United States by providing financial assistance in the form of scholarship grants, professional opportunities through internships, and fellowship through social and professional activities.

 

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