Voces Internship of Idaho is a new equity-driven internship program to encourage Latino Idahoans to pursue a career in journalism. Applications are now open for the summer 2022 internship. (Courtesy of Voces Internship of Idaho)
The application window is now open for a new internship that aims to ensure Latino students have a place in Idaho newsrooms, according to a press release.
The effort, which was started by two former Idaho journalists, Nicole Foy and Ximena Bustillo, works in partnership with the Idaho Press Club, Boise nonprofit Surel’s Place and local Latino leaders. The Voces Internship of Idaho will rely on funding from community donations and support from the Scripps Howard Foundation, which will cover half the salary of the first intern for summer 2022.
All incoming college juniors, seniors and recent graduates of Hispanic/Latino descent are urged to apply.
“This internship will train the next generation of Idaho Latino journalists and connect them to local newsrooms who desperately need their help,” said Foy, co-founder of Voces Internship of Idaho. “Paid internships are a necessary part of making journalism more accessible to Latinos, who are statistically less likely to afford unpaid opportunities.”
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