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ANNOUNCING: SAJA 2013 Summer Internship Fund Recipients!

2013-07-26 10:27 PM | Anonymous

Thank you to all the applicants for this summer's Internship Fund scholarship program. We received a number of talented applications.

The winners for the SAJA 2013 Summer Internship Fund are: Naveena Sadasivam, Tanay Warerkar and Sameea Kamal.

The SAJA Internship Fund is a need-based grant that is awarded to three student journalists who secured partially-paid or unpaid internships this summer. Students are awarded these funds based on a solid interest in journalism, clear writing skills, and an enthusiasm for participating in and fulfilling SAJA's mission.

We would like to give a special thanks to our judges for this summer's Internship Fund:

Pallavi Reddy, Producer, CNN
Ankita Rao, Web Reporter, Kaiser Health News
Amita Parashar, SAJA Board Member, Production Assistant, NPR
Sovy Azhath, President of SAJA, Producer/Writer, CNN/HLN
Shefali Kulkarni, Secretary of SAJA, Freelancer

Naveena Sadasivam is a science writer pursuing an MA in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting at New York University. She is currently interning at Inside Climate News. Naveena was awarded $1,500.00 to help her pursue her internship and journalism career.

Tanay Warerkar earned a master’s degree at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism in May with a concentration in Newspaper Writing. He is now interning at the New York Daily News in the Brooklyn Bureau covering everything from neighbors complaining about dog poop to the fight to save Long Island College Hospital. Tanay was awarded $1,200.00 to help him pursue his internship and journalism career.

Sameea Kamal earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and after graduating this past May, is now interning at the business desk of The Hartford Courant in Connecticut. Sameea was awarded $1,500.00 to help her pursue her internship and journalism career.

For information or questions about the SAJA Internship Fund email SAJA Secretary Shefali Kulkarni:
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