Aspiring broadcast journalists — here’s a golden opportunity.
We’re seeking applicants for the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship. This is a paid internship for final-year journalism students and recent grads aged 26 or under. Here’s what you get:
- An eight-week placement at the Nine Network in Sydney, including four weeks at 60 Minutes, two weeks in the Nine newsroom and two weeks split between A Current Affair and Today.
- A four-week placement at the Walkley Foundation, in the lead up to the 60th Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
- Participation in at least one TV production course through the open program at the Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS)
- Mentoring from senior journalist members of the Walkley Advisory Board
Despite the downturn in the industry, our scholarship winners all have jobs. And even the long-listers get benefits, as they participate in interviews with senior broadcast journalists — Channel Nine has hired a number of the runners-up.
Despite the downturn in the industry, our Jacoby-Walkley scholarship winners have all been hired. Even the interview process with senior broadcast journalists has proved a clear pathway to employment — Channel Nine has hired a number of the runners-up.
Here’s what Annalise Bolt said about her experience last year:
“I chased crime, followed the plummeting Aussie dollar, attended NRL practice and questioned Bill Shorten. I wrote dad jokes for Karl Stefanovic at the Today Show, went bush in search of Tasmanian devils with Charles Wooley at 60 Minutes and was greeted most mornings at Nine News by a smiling Peter Overton. And I wasn’t just an anonymous intern; I was mentored by producers, reporters, presenters, chiefs of staff, crew and editors across the newsroom and learnt more about news than during my entire time at university.”
Not sure whether you’re ready?
We suggest you let the judges decide that. This is an opportunity that’s too good to let it pass you by. Apply here.
Cheers and good luck!
— The Walkleys Team