Journalism intern grants for media organizations

The Chicago Headline Club Foundation annually awards two grants to fund internships at not-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.

The Foundation offers two $5,000 grants to cover the direct costs of an internship, including paid stipends for interns, for the period of for the period July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

Please use this form to apply for a grant.

Direct questions to Internship Grant Chair Laura Washington.   

Applications are now open and close by 5 p.m. CT on March 10, 2023. Apply here.

2022 Recipients

The Chicago Headline Club Foundation selected Injustice Watch and AirGo Radio as recipients of the 2022 Intern Grant awards.

Injustice Watch is a Chicago-based nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism organization that conducts in-depth research exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality. Injustice Watch seeks to listen to and center people affected by institutional injustices and provide them with the perspectives, information, and resources to hold powerful people and oppressive systems accountable. 

AirGo is a weekly podcast and movement media hub in Chicago that aims to use long-form audio to reshape the culture of the city and create a living dialogue-based archive of creative communities. AirGo produces podcasts featuring Chicago’s reimaginers: movement workers, artists, rappers, poets, musicians, organizers and changemakers.

See more past scholarship and internship grant recipients here.