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CPA student, teacher internships set to begin

LXXXII (2011)

June 2011

Published 06-27-11

Stefani Messick is a sophomore at Berthoud High School. She is involved in cross-country, soccer, track, Knowledge Bowl, journalism, student council, Jazz band, concert and marching band. She wrote that she wanted to participate in the CPA Internship Program because, “I enjoy publishing facts and thoughts on things that go on around me and feel this is an opportunity that could cultivate this skill.” She has written articles titled, Berthoud Drug Bust, Ruthless Reindeer Rages Rednosed, and Cheerleading is a Profession? This summer she will be working at the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor under the direction of Becky Justice-Hemmann. Nikki Sherrill is a junior at Windsor High School. With a goal of becoming sports journalist, she is excited about working at The Tribune this summer to learn more about the newspaper industry. Sherrill is already an active writer for her high school newspaper, “The Windsor Chronicle.” She has written articles titled, Some Coaches Take Winning Way Too Seriously, The WHS Cheer Squad Fears a Curse, Wanted: Fans! Girls Looking for More Support, and Publicity Helps keep Focus on Boys’ Team Sports. Randy Bangert, Editor for The Tribune in Greeley is excited to welcome her to his team this summer. Clarissa Crozier is an Adjunct Professor at Colorado State University where she teaches News Writing and Professional and Technical Communication. She previously held positions as the Executive Director of the Colorado High School Press Association, and was a high school journalism teacher. Clarissa received the Colorado Journalism Teacher of the Year in 1990, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 1998, 1999, and 2001. She was recognized by the Boettcher Foundation in 1996 as an outstanding teacher, and also received a Lifetime Achievement award by Journalism Education Association in 2007. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and a MA in Administration, Supervision, and Curriculum Development. Crozier will complete her internship at the Highlands Ranch Herald. Lynn Klyde-Silverstein is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Northern Colorado. She teaches Advanced News and Feature Writing, News Editing and Layout, and Gender and Communication. She holds her PhD in Journalism from Ohio University, her Masters in Journalism from UNC, and her BA in Journalism from Indiana University. Her previous positions before teaching at UNC include being a copy editor at The Connection Post in Bridgeport, CT and a reporter and copy editor at The Herald Sun in Durham, NC. She was honored by the SPJ as Colorado Educator of the Year in 2009. Klyde-Silverstein will complete her internship at The Denver Post. Colorado Press Association, through The Denver Foundation, offers four annual internship opportunities for Colorado journalism educators and students: High School Advisor Internship Program, High School Student Internship Program, College Journalism Student Internship Program and College Journalism Faculty Internship Program. Students who participate in the high school internship program are required to complete a 10- week summer internship at a CPA member newspaper. The program is designed to complement the students high school journalism class experience and their work at the high school newspaper or other media. The program was started in 1996 and more than 110 high school students have participated. Students who are selected for the program receive a $500 stipend following successful completion of the program. College faculty who participate in the summer internship program are required to complete a two-week internship at a CPA member newspaper. This program is designed to give journalism professors the opportunity to meet with publishers, editors, advertising directors and production managers to discuss current newspaper operations, technology, news- gathering, business models and ethics. Upon successful completion of the internship, selected applicants receive a $500 stipend. All stipends are paid through the CPA’s Scholarship Fund administered by The Denver Foundation. To learn more about how to apply for one of the CPA internship programs, contact Lisa Fasolo Frishman at The Denver Foundation at 303-996-7328 or by emailing lfasolo@denveroundation. org or visit the Colorado Press Association website at www. and click “Internships.” Internship opportunities available for college students College Students? Will you complete an internship in 2011? If so, there could be stipend money that you haven’t applied for. Colorado journalism students who complete a 10-week internship between August 2010 and August 2011 at a Colorado Press Association (CPA) newspaper are invited to apply for a $2,500 scholarship. Up to six scholarships will be awarded in the fall of 2011 to be used toward the spring 2012 semester. Scholarship Eligibility: Applicants must: • be an undergraduate journalism student enrolled at a 4-year Colorado college or university OR a journalism graduate student enrolled at a Colorado college or university; • be planning to begin a newspaper career after graduation; • complete a 10-week (20 hours/ week minimum) internship during between August 2010 and August 2011 at a newspaper that is a regular or associate member of the Colorado Press Association; and • be planning to enroll for the spring 2012 semester or term. (Scholarship recipients will be selected during October 2011 and awards will be sent to the financial aid office at the student’s school in December 2011 for the spring 2012 semester. Awards cannot be applied retroactively, toward other semesters, or toward existing student loans.) Students who have participated in CPA’s college and/or high school internship programs in the past are encouraged to apply. Scholarship awards can be used for tuition, fees, required books and supplies, room and board, and other direct educational expenses. Scholarships are provided through the CPA’s Scholarship Fund at The Denver Foundation. Students interested in an internship should contact the paper(s) of their choice directly to inquire about internship opportunities and apply for an internship. Some newspapers will provide a salary/stipend and help interns to secure housing if it is needed. To apply, visit www. and choose “internships” for instructions about how to apply for this great stipend opportunity. For more information or assistance, contact Lisa Fasolo Frishman at The Denver Foundation by calling 303-996-7328 or by email at