ASA announces sponsorship of two internships in journalism

ASA announces sponsorship of two internships in journalism

PanARMENIAN.Net - At its January meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Armenian Students’ Association of America (ASA), Inc. announced it is again sponsoring two internships in journalism in partnership with the Armenian Weekly and the Armenian Mirror-Spectator.

The ASA, Inc. was founded in 1910 and is the oldest Armenian student organization in the United States.

In making the announcement, Brian Assadourian, chairman of the ASA, Inc. Board of Trustees, remarked that “The ASA is proud to make these internships available and continues its mission begun 102 years ago of providing financial assistance and professional mentoring to qualified students of Armenian heritage.”

Participants in the six-week internship program will receive a weekly stipend of $150. Interns will work either under the supervision of Khatchig Mouradian, the editor of the Armenian Weekly, or Alin K. Gregorian, editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator. The offices of both newspapers are located in Watertown, Mass.

“It is important to provide opportunities for students of Armenian heritage to pursue careers in journalism,” noted Dr. Michael G. Mensoian, a member of the ASA, Inc. Board of Trustees.

Mensoian added, “The Armenian Weekly and the Armenian Mirror-Spectator are two of the leading English-language newspapers in the United States and Canada keeping our community informed of developments locally as well as in Armenia and the diaspora through their print and online editions.”

Applications for the ASA, Inc. Journalism Internship are now available and may be downloaded at www.asainc.org. Applications must be submitted no later than May 24, 2013. Candidates must have completed their sophomore year of college by May 30, 2013. Currently enrolled graduate students are also eligible.

Since its establishment in 1910, the Armenian Students’ Association, Inc. has encouraged the educational pursuits of Armenians in the United States by providing financial assistance in the form of scholarship grants, professional opportunities through internships, and fellowship through social and professional activities.

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