Internship funding grant for media organizations

The Chicago Headline Club Foundation annually awards two grants to fund internships at non-for-profit print, broadcast or online media organizations in the Chicago area.

Applications are assessed by a committee of the Chicago Headline Club Foundation and evaluated on their plans to provide hands-on, impactful experiences for journalism interns.

Each grant is $5,000 to cover the direct costs of an internship, including paid stipends for interns, for an entire year. Use this form to apply for a grant.

Direct questions to Internship Grant Chair Laura Washington.   

Applications are due no later than March 14, 2022.

2021 Recipients

The Chicago Headline Club and the Chicago Headline Club Foundation selected Borderless Magazine and the Evanston RoundTable as recipients of the 2021 Intern Grant awards.

Chicago-based Borderless Magazine works with immigrants and their allies to tell their own stories and trains journalists to more ethically report on immigration issues.

The Evanston RoundTable works to foster civic engagement and address complex issues facing Evanston’s diverse community. It has been recognized for its in-depth, objective coverage of Evanston’s city government, schools, social issues, arts and culture, and sports.

See more past scholarship and internship grant recipients here