The New York Times is offering a chance for two dozen aspiring journalists to participate in the 2015 New York Times Student Journalism Institute. Participants of the Institute work with journalists of The New York Times in a two-week "bootcamp" type of journalism training program.
This all-expenses-paid opportunity is offered every year, with The New York Times alternating partnerships: in even-numbered years with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ); and in odd-numbered years with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
Because 2015 is an odd-numbered year, the Institute is being held in cooperation with NAHJ. This means that 2015 participants must be student members of NAHJ to apply. (REMEMBER: You do not have to be Hispanic to be a member of NAHJ.)
The program runs from May 16 to 31, 2015. If you are selected to be part of the program, you would cover real news events under the supervision of newsroom staffers of The Times. You would also participate in any activity that would be found in a major newsroom: Reporting, photography, copy editing, web and page design, web production, video and interactive coding. This year, they are also giving special consideration to applicants with software skills needed to build interactive graphics and databases. You can pick an area to focus on and work closely with Times journalists who are experts in that specialty.
The 2015 Institute will be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson. There is no cost to the student. Room, board and round-trip transportation to Tucson is picked up by The Times.
There is a deadline to apply: Nov. 1, 2014.
Attached is the application form. You can find more information about the Institute at: