The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

October 30, 2008

Deadline for 2009 Charlotte Observer Summer Internships Is Dec. 1

Below is a description from Hope Paasch, regional editor and intern coordinator for The Charlotte Observer.

The Charlotte Observer offers summer internships each year. We prefer to hire rising seniors, but also select recent graduates. We strongly prefer candidates who've worked a previous internship at a daily newspaper. A journalism major is not required.

The Observer is the largest newspaper in the Carolinas, with a circulation of 209,000 on weekdays and 258,000 on Sunday. Our staff includes 200 newsroom positions and a total of 800 jobs in the company.

An intern is usually assigned to one of the following departments: metro, features, photography, business news, or a regional news bureau.

Our intern program includes seminars where experienced reporters and editors discuss interviewing, writing, graphics, multimedia, online, libel law, and researching public documents.

We expect our interns to function as beginning professionals: that is, to go out on stories or photo assignments that we can publish immediately. A car is required for reporters and photographers. Interns (and all new employees) must pass a drug test.

Applications for 2009 internships should include a cover letter, resume, five work samples, and a one-page autobiography. The deadline is Dec. 1, 2008. Interns will be selected and notified in by March 1, 2009.

For more information, please contact the editor in charge of your area of expertise:

Hope Paasch, Regional Editor/Intern Coordinator

Copy editing & Design
Robin Johnston, UniversalDesk Chief

Bert Fox, Director of Photography

October 10, 2008

Next Meeting Oct. 18 and More From CAABJ

Hello black journalists and media professionals,

It's the fourth quarter and we're looking to end this year on a high note. We're very proud of what we've accomplished in CAABJ during the first nine months of the year and we thank each of you who have supported us. Our next event will be a general body meeting on Saturday, October 18, 1 p.m. And below is a rundown of our activities for the remainder of the year.

October 18
General Body Meeting
If you've been wanting to learn more about our great organization, here's your chance. Meeting starts promptly at 1 p.m.
Carrabba's, 1520 South Blvd.

October 31
Deadline to apply for $1,000 CAABJ college scholarship.
Click here for the application.

November 23
Year-End Mixer
We'll celebrate a successful year (before you get into the hustle and bustle of the holidays) and also announce the winner of our college scholarship.
More details to come!

December 10
Black Professionals Network's Annual Winter Mingle
CAABJ has been invited to join the Charlotte Chamber's Black Professionals Network (along with other professional organizations such as black lawyers, black MBA, black engineers, INROADS, etc.) This affiliation with BPN for 2009 will give you added value for your CAABJ membership. Winter Mingle will be a great event and it always sells out. You'll need to RSVP.
Click here for details.

Board Elections
We'll be holding elections for the six offices for the 2009 CAABJ Board. (We'll be contacting only dues-paid members.)

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ)