Daydreaming about a career in the media? Get off to a flying start with the Walkleys.
The Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship
Are you a final year journalism student with a passion for investigative or long-form television reporting and interested in developing your knowledge about the media industry?
The Walkley Foundation seeks applications from students aged 26 and under for the inaugural Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship.
The Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship has been established to provide a three-month internship to a final year tertiary journalism student with a demonstrated passion for investigative and/or in-depth TV journalism. The scholarship will give the selected applicant the opportunity to work with and learn from some of Australia’s leading news and current affairs journalists and producers. He/she will also gain an inside view of the industry through a secondment with the Walkley Foundation, the peak industry body for journalism in Australia.
The internship program includes:
- A six-week placement at the Nine Network in Sydney, including four weeks at 60 Minutes and two weeks in the Nine newsroom.
- A six-week placement at the Walkley Foundation for journalism, working on production for the Walkley Awards.
- Participation in at least one TV production course through the open program at the Australian Film TV & Radio School (AFTRS).
- Mentoring from senior journalists who are members of the Walkley Advisory Board.
The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $3,600 – equivalent to $300 a week over the twelve-week period of the scholarship.
The scholarship will be promoted to Australian universities offering journalism studies. Only applicants from tertiary institutions offering the internship as an accredited subject or degree requirement will be eligible.
To read the full Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship criteria CLICK HERE
The Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship has been established to honour the memory of a pioneer in the Australian electronics and broadcast technology industry, Phillip Jacoby.
Mr Jacoby was at the forefront of the development and introduction of electronic technology, establishing Sony in Australia. He was a highly knowledgeable man who rigorously questioned and sought the truth behind every story. This scholarship has been established and financed by his daughter, Anita Jacoby who has worked as a journalist and producer for all the major TV networks, as well as in management roles.
Applications for the Jacoby-Walkley Scholarship have now opened and will close on Monday June 3, 2013.
For more information contact the Walkley Foundation on (02) 9333 0921 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Internship Opportunities with the IFJ Asia-Pacific
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Asia-Pacific project office coordinates project and campaign activities for 27 affiliate unions representing 60, 000 journalists from Afghanistan to the Pacific Islands. IFJ Asia-Pacific works to improve journalists' safety and working conditions and to conduct advocacy campaigns in defence of media-related rights. You can view more information about their work here.
Who are we looking for?
We're looking for motivated, intelligent and articulate students with a demonstrated interest in press freedom and the crucial role it plays in bolstering democracy.
Students with an international relations, journalism, communications, law or development studies tertiary focus are encouraged to apply, as are post graduate students with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Language ability - particularly in a South Asian language - will be an advantage.
What will you work on?
As with the Walkley Foundation, intern projects will depend on the time of year. Interns can expect to be involved with researching and composing IFJ media alerts and reports, such as the IFJ's annual South Asia Press Freedom Report, issued on World Press Freedom Day, May 3.
IFJ interns will participate in developing and running advocacy campaigns, including through the use of social media. They will conduct research and gain experience in project coordination and reporting to international agencies such as UNESCO and the European Union.
How long is an internship?
A standard internship is three weeks, full-time in our Sydney office, however there are opportunities for longer term placements or part time arrangements. Internships are unpaid, but successful interstate applicants may apply for a living allowance.
So, what are you waiting for...
Email us with:
- Your current CV
- Your dates of availability for the internship
- A 100-word statement about why you would like to work at the IFJ