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Connect: A Student Journalism Training Project

connect-vertApplications for the 2018 CONNECT: Student Journalism Training Project have now closed. Check back in Spring 2019 for the 2019 scholarship application.

NLGJA is hosting its annual student journalism training project, CONNECT, at the National Convention.

Each year, NLGJA chooses students from across the country to participate in its training project, which provides real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in journalism. To apply, students fill out an application, attaching the requested items. Visit the application form for specific requirements.

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

Program 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, while helping to ensure fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues at the event.

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 LGBTQ community to apply. NLGJA accepts applicants from all disciplines, departments and majors.