A number of student journalists have taken advantage of the Press Club’s new internship program and gotten professional work experience – and a stipend from PCLI – for work at papers across Long Island.
In addition, Jada Butler from LIU Post will be interning at the Washington Times this summer with financial assistance from the press club program.
“I couldn’t be more grateful for the assistance from PCLI,” she said. ’‘They helped to make it possible for me to spend eight weeks in the heart of the nation this summer – and it was stress-free.“
“Not only was the financial assistance I received beneficial, but the personally tailored resume-building advice and access to SPJ ethics resources were also valuable in ensuring my success and growth as a journalist,” she continued. “I am looking forward to my internship in D.C. and the many opportunities to explore, learn and grow as a student journalist working on real beats in a new environment. This couldn’t be possible without the press club and its attentive and caring staff.”
Smithtown High School West’s Olivia Mathon has been working with the Babylon Beacon and Amityville Record where she has covered Babylon Village and events like this year’s Babylon Little League opening ceremony.
Sophia Ricco, a student at Stony Brook University, has interned at The Long-Islander in Huntington. Her best pieces to date relate to a historic postcard collection and the Walt Whitman Birthplace collection.
Maya Masheb from Jericho High School is working with the Long Island Herald newspapers. She recently wrote a piece about the history of the Oyster Bay Fire Department.
Zoe Malin, senior at North Shore High School graduating in June and who will be attending Northwestern University, is also writing for the Herald newspapers.
Danielle Ranucci from Commack High School will be interning at the Babylon Beacon and Amityville Record this summer.
The Press Club set students up with internships and pays a stipend on top of what the local media outlet might be able to pay.