AIM believes that Arlington’s youth have incredibly important and valuable perspectives on the world that deserve to be heard. We’re looking for a diverse, motivated group of high school students to help us build a brand new program that will get teenagers out into our community, asking questions, making connections with the wider world, telling the stories that matter most to them, and publishing their work. Here’s how to get involved…
Meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Wakefield High School Library, 4:30-6:30pm. Save your spot at our next meeting by registering via Eventbrite
Students who give it their all will leave the program with media pieces for their portfolio, a cool experience on their resume, community service hours (if needed), a reference/letter of recommendation for future opportunities, and all sorts of cool new connections in their local community.
● Youth ages 14-19 who live in Arlington or surrounding areas (Falls Church, etc)
● Interest in news media (online, audio, video). Journalism or media experience not required
● Able to meet on site twice a week at the Arlington Cultural Affairs Building (Green Valley)
● We are specifically looking to build a diverse fellowship cohort that represents ALL of Arlington. We encourage teens of all backgrounds, identities, genders, and cultures to apply. (We define diversity broadly–think language/cultural/racial diversity, but also economic diversity, gender and neurodiversity, or even an unconventional life experience.) Special priority will be given to students from communities who have historically been underserved or underrepresented by mainstream media, or who speak a language other than English at home.
● Application deadline April 30th, decisions by May 15th
● Internship runs July 10th-August 16th, 2023
● Interns are expected to attend in person Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-2pm, for workshops and editorial meetings
● Additionally, students are expected to dedicate another 5-7 hrs/wk on their own schedule reporting, researching, recording and editing stories, or meeting with their teammates/instructor.