● Youth ages 14-19 who live in Arlington
● By application only
● Interest in news media (online, audio, video) and local issues and stories. Journalism or media experience not required
● Able to meet in person for all classes throughout the program 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, who speak a language other than English at home, or whose families were displaced from Green Valley or Halls Hill
● A number of stipends are available to students for whom payment would remove a financial barrier to participation. If you;d like to learn more about that, please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected].
Successful graduates of the YJI Intensive programs are invited to pitch stories to The Arlington Amp, AIM’s new student-led multimedia hub for local news,* and to be paid for their published work. Editorial meetings typically take place on Fridays from 4:30-6:30. If you’d like to learn more or sit in with us, please reach out to [email protected].