Connect: A Student Journalism Training Project


The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is hosting its annual student journalism training project, Connect, August 31 to Sept. 5, at the 2015 National Convention & LGBT Media Summit in San Francisco.

Each year, NLGJA selects 12 students from across the country to participate in this training project, which provides real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in journalism and are interested in the fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community. Applications are due June 15.

NLGJA will pay for the selected students’ convention attendance, airfare, food and hotel accommodations at the convention site.

Program Overview, Eligibility & Application Details

Students participating in the project will produce portfolio-quality journalism, network with media professionals and receive feedback on their resumes and career plans. They will work with mentors from organizations including NPR, the Associated Press and The New York Times to report, edit, photograph, design and produce the news of NLGJA’s National Convention and the host city with a focus on coverage of LGBT issues.

Examples of projects by last year’s students can been seen at

Applicants do not need to be a member of NLGJA or a member of the LGBT community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.

To apply, students fill out an application, attach the requested items and submit the package electronically to NLGJA by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 15.


Apply Now! Applications are due by June 15, 2015.