Emerging Indigenous Reporter Internships
Journalists for Human Rights is coordinating four (4) paid internship opportunities for emerging Indigenous reporters through its Indigenous Reporters Program.
Emerging Indigenous Reporter ScholarshipsFall 2015 Scholarships
Six (6) scholarships available at $4,500 each
Eligible to Indigenous students currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program at a Canadian institution or who will be attending one in September 2015
Deadline to apply: March 30, 2015
In 2013, JHR launched its first project in Canada, The Northern Ontario Initiative. The project worked in remote Indigenous reserve communities across Ontario training citizens to report on, and from, their own communities. It also connected them to interested editors and news directors and taught them how to sell their freelance work to mainstream media outlets. The objective of this project was to build relationships between Indigenous communities and media outlets to create greater awareness of Indigenous culture, peoples and issues amongst non-Indigenous Canadians by strengthening Indigenous voices in Canadian media.
About the Indigenous Reporters Program
In 2014, JHR has launched the Indigenous Reporters Program. This program aims to ensure young, Indigenous media students will have the opportunity to be supported throughout their journey to becoming established Canadian journalists. Overall, Indigenous People make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, yet Indigenous journalists make up far less than 1 per cent of the employed media population. A large portion of the Indigenous Reporters Program is focused on awarding scholarships for Indigenous students to attend post-secondary school and study journalism and thus further their journalism ambitions. One of the main objectives of the program is to better build the professional capacity of Indigenous peoples pursuing careers in media and to support the media sector in developing job opportunities and economic incentives for those people.
To apply for one of the six scholarships for the fall 2015 semester, please send:
Send application package to:
Miles Kenyon, Program Coordinator
Indigenous Reporters Program