Three students will spend 10 weeks gaining hands-on journalism experience at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and El Tiempo
NAHJ Nevada's summer internship program, which started last year, is our group's effort to invest in the next generation and give young journalists the stepping stone they need to step confidently from college to career. We sought out candidates who are passionate about covering underserved communities and who can navigate both English- and Spanish-language media. Funding for interns' stipends is provided, in part, by proceeds from NAHJ Nevada's One Year in Photos auction. Please welcome the Alex, Andrea and Paulina, who will begin work at the Review-Journal and El Tiempo the first week of June!
Alex is majoring in journalism and minoring in Spanish-language journalism at California State University-Northridge, but has roots in Las Vegas from a six-year stint living here. He's completed internships at the investigative nonprofit Voice of San Diego and the Latino-Review entertainment website. On campus, he's a field reporter for the school radio station, KCSN, and staff writer at the school bilingual newspaper, El Nuevo Sol. He serves as president of CSUN's chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. "I'll bring to the Las Vegas Review-Journal a commitment to engaging the community and bringing unheard voices to the forefront," he said. Follow Alex on Twitter: @acoreynews
Andrea is majoring in journalism and media studies at UNLV, where she's also a member of the Honors College. Originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, she is a co-founder and editor of the Spanish section of UNLV's online student newspaper, the Virtual Rebel. She's completed an internship at Vegas Magazine and is a student worker at the university's office of media relations. Passionate about journalism in both languages, Andrea said, "It gives me great pleasure to know I might be helping people with my storytelling and connecting readers to content in their language. I am incredibly proud to be able to give back to the community that has helped me throughout the years."
Paulina is majoring in journalism and minoring in Spanish at the University of Houston in Texas. She's currently working as an intern at The Houston Chronicle and its Spanish-language sister paper, La Voz de Houston. On campus, she served as a staff writer and arts section editor at The Daily Cougar. "Issues that affect [the Latino community] have become mainstream and have become part of the consciousness of all Americans, regardless of their racial and ethnic backgrounds," she said. "This creates a demand for journalists of all backgrounds who are trained to report on these topics."