John Siceloff Journalism Internship
This internship opportunity was created to honor Catch the Next’s founder and award-winning journalist, John Siceloff. After working as a war correspondent and bureau chief in El Salvador and Nicaragua, John returned and forged a career as a successful news producer for programs such as ABC News, 20/20, Primetime Live, and Dateline NBC. In 2001, he joined the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and in 2004, founded JumpStart Productions, which created Now with Bill Moyers for PBS. In 2009, in an effort to raise college completion among Latinos in the United States, John founded Catch the Next. He was also the co-author of America: Democracy’s Local Heroes.
A young John Siceloff (far right) pictured with his parents, Courtney P. and Elizabeth, and the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
The internship is open to all Ascender students; positions are available at each campus on a rotating basis. Interns are paid $50.00 a month and are expected to cover the CTN news “beat.” Classroom instructors are not expected to oversee the interns though they are encouraged to recommend students for the positions.
Applications are reviewed and selected on an ongoing basis.
All interested Ascender students are encouraged to apply.
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GOALS AND BENEFITS OF THE INTERNSHIP
The primary goal of the John Siceloff journalism internship is to provide an opportunity for students to gain professional experience while increasing their marketable skills.
As members of the CTN communication team, interns play a vital role in disseminating information about CTN events and achievements on their campuses. In addition, to encourage interns to add their creativity to the communication team, they are asked to submit their ideas for feature articles.
Interns enhance their skills of written communication and practice many marketable skills, such as the responsibility of meeting deadlines and checking sources, organization of materials, and time management. They work with a team to produce a product, and teamwork is an essential skill for almost any career.
By conducting interviews, they learn or enhance their oral communication skills and increase their network of contacts, building relationships that may prove useful in their future. They also gain valuable experience in communicating with people on a professional level.
The internship serves as proof to a future employer of the ability to work hard and accept responsibility.