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Edward Jackson International Reporting Fund

Purpose: To support an internship abroad.

Funds available: Approximately $4,000.

Eligibility: Declared majors in Journalism or Business Journalism. Preference to students with foreign language skills. Students must register for up to three credits of J451-3, Journalism Internship, and satisfy the pre-requisites for J453 by the time the internship begins.

How to apply: Secure an internship abroad, then apply for the Jackson Award. Address applications to the department head. Include: 1) a letter specifying the nature of the work and related travel, and the nature of your interest and background; 2) a detailed budget. Even if you haven't gotten confirmation of your overseas internship we still encourage you to apply for the Jackson. The award may be made contingent on the overseas site's accepting you.

Deadline: First week in December.

For details: See John Muncie, munciej@wlu.edu; ex. 8240

The Edward Jackson International Reporting Fund was established in 1994 by this graduate of the Class of 1945, who spent his early career as a United Press correspondent in London and Rome and further distinguished himself for 29 years with Time magazine as an international correspondent and editor.

The fund provides assistance to Journalism majors for working experiences abroad. Normally, the honoree spends the summer between the junior and senior year abroad. The fellowship is appropriate for students seeking support for a newsroom internship abroad.

The Journalism Department cannot support projects that require travel to countries on the State Department's current travel warning list. To see a list of those countries, click here.

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications administers the income from the Jackson endowment.