The NAHJ Afro-Latino Task Force presents:
Polishing Your Materials to Land that Scholarship, Internship or Job!

The new year has just begun, but it’s time to start thinking about scholarships, summer internships, and jobs! Aisha Al-Muslim, Senior Editor, Newsroom Internships, The Wall Street Journal, will share best practices on how to make your application materials shine. You’ll also hear from Maya Nairobi Brown, the first recipient of the NAHJ Ada Lourdes Vigo Afro-Latino Scholarship on her journey from NAHJ Student Project participant to interning at some of the top media outlets. NAHJ student applications are open, so be sure to join us!

Deadline to submit scholarships and internships – February 10, 2023 
NAHJ Student Project – February 17, 2023
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This session is open to all journalists, including non-members.
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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 – 4 pm PST / 6 pm CST / 7 pm EST


Maya Nairobi Brown
Associate Social Newsgathering Reporter, NBC News; Graduate Student, NYU
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Maya Nairobi Brown is an associate social newsgathering reporter at NBC News focusing on monitoring social media platforms for breaking, feature and trending news stories and reporting them out. She is currently attending New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute as a full-time graduate student pursuing her M.A. in Journalism. She is a recent graduate from Stony Brook University where she received her bachelor’s in journalism and political science. She has previously interned for NBC News, CNN, the Council on Foreign Relations, WSHU Public Radio, the Long Island Herald and Long Island Weekly Community Newspapers.

Aisha Al-Muslim
Senior Editor, Newsroom Internships

The Wall Street Journal

Aisha Al-Muslim is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the senior editor for newsroom internships at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, she was a bankruptcy reporter and a breaking news business reporter at WSJ. Before joining the Journal in 2017, Aisha was a business reporter and town reporter at Newsday. She previously served as editor of the Spanish-language community newspaper, El Correo de Queens, and was a reporter for its sister newspaper, the Queens Courier. She is a 2022 Pulitzer Prize finalist for stories at the Journal about the enduring effects of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the destruction of an area widely known as Black Wall Street. And she was a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series on police misconduct. She holds a master's degree in journalism with a concentration in urban studies from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York (CUNY).


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Leslie-Anne Frank, Director of Next Gen Initiatives. We hope to see you soon virtually!


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