The Voces Internship of Idaho is an internship and mentorship program that funds and places Latino college students in Idaho newsrooms for paid training. So far, we’ve placed students from the University of Idaho, Boise State, Northwest Nazarene and the College of Idaho at Boise Dev, Idaho Public Television, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, KISS FM Boise, Boise State Public Radio and the Idaho Capital Sun. One of our summer interns, Mia Maldonado, got her first job after her internship. She’s now reporting at the Idaho Statesman.
We don’t require journalism experience, or even a major in journalism. We’re simply looking for Latino/Hispanic students attending an Idaho college (or who graduated from an Idaho high school, and are attending another university out of state) who are interested in a paid journalism internship. They might be interested in photography, in film and media, a good writer, or simply looking for a way to get involved in their community. Recent grads are eligible, too. Students receive training, assigned mentorship and even access to a fund to purchase equipment they may need to do their jobs.