For the first time in a few years, it appears every internship offered by the Kentucky Press Association/Kentucky Journalism Foundation is filled. That’s the latest update after the 15th spot was taken earlier this week.
We’ve had years when newspapers had to carry over their internship spot to the following year, as many as five of those in some years. But an extra push this year to get newspapers to fill their internship position has worked.
We did have one of the original 15 unable to find a student intern for the summer but then moved to the next newspaper on the eligibility list and it was filled in less than three days.
So as of this writing, all $4,000 15 internships are spoken for. There’s still a chance at the last minute that a student will not be able to do the internship. That’s been an issue sometimes.
The 15 interns will begin their summer as early as May 13 and will continue working for the Host Newspaper for 10 weeks. And each one will receive the $4,000.
The 15 students are from Western Kentucky University (5), Eastern Kentucky University (3), Morehead State University (3), Murray State University (2), Campbellsville University (1), and University of Kentucky (1).
The 15 Host Newspapers now are the Beech Tree News, Ashland Daily Independent, Elizabethtown News-Enterprise, Falmouth Outlook, Georgetown News-Graphic, Lebanon Enterprise, London Sentinel-Echo, Morehead News, Mt. Sterling Advocate, Jessamine Journal, Appalachian News Express, Shepherdsville Pioneer News, Livingston Ledger, Grant County News and Winchester Sun.