The Latino News Network (LNN) is accepting applications for the Hortencia Zavala Foundation Summer Internship Program.

The eight week paid opportunity will be considered in all LNN newsrooms in the Northeast and Midwest.

Illinois Latino News (ILLN) is looking for students in all fields of Communications with a demonstrated interest in journalism. Successful applicants will be assigned meaningful work in the production of local news, including, but not limited to graphics, content development (photo/video/audio), social media, writing and copy editing suitable for their background.

The program advisors and mentors will meet with students regularly to identify and develop their summer goals.

We will be accepting all applications until May 12th, 2023. The internship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applications should include at least three examples of the student’s work. Please send inquiries, resumes and cover letters to

The internship runs from June 5 to July 28.

As part of their internship, students have the opportunity to be one of the attendees in this year’s journalism campCovering race, ethnicity, and culture: a guideline for fair and accurate storytelling.

SUGGESTION: Ignacio Dominguez-Coronado, Recipient of the Hortencia Zavala Foundation Scholarship

The Hortencia Zavala Foundation was created in 2016 by Hugo Balta, Owner/Publisher of LNN, and twice president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), as a way to help students while honoring the legacy of his abuelita, Hortencia Zavala.

Since its inception, HZF has worked with NAHJ national and local professional chapters in identifying worthy candidates.

In 2021, HZF expanded its support of young journalists to include a journalism camp.

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