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Scripps Howard Fund awards grant to Voces Internship of Idaho

By: - November 21, 2022 4:00 am
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The Voces Internship of Idaho, an equity-driven internship program was launched to encourage Latino Idahoans to pursue a career in journalism. (Courtesy of Voces Internship of Idaho)

Scripps Howard Fund, the philanthropic arm of one of the nation’s oldest and largest media companies — E.W Scripps Company — has awarded a $36,000 grant to Voces Internship of Idaho to continue providing paid internship opportunities to Idaho’s Latinx college students who wish to pursue a career in journalism, according to a press release.

Scripps helped fund Voces’ initial internships during its launch in early 2022, including an internship with the Idaho Capital Sun this summer. For 2023 and 2024, Scripps will provide $36,000, allowing several interns to work in Idaho newsrooms for about a semester at a time at no less than $15 an hour. The Voces Advisory Council will continue to select and coordinate the selection of interns and their host newsrooms.

Since its launch in March 2022, Voces has supported four Idaho Latino students in paid internships. One intern, Mia Maldonado, was hired at the Idaho Statesman immediately after completing her internship with the Idaho Capital Sun; other former interns are on track toward gainful employment in Idaho’s news sector.

The Voces Internship of Idaho was established in 2022 by a group of Latinx journalists and Latinx community members to encourage more Idaho Latinx youth to pursue a career in journalism, in partnership with the Idaho Press Club. It is fiscally sponsored by Surel’s Place in Boise and all donations are tax-deductible. To donate, go to

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.