Application are invited for the fully funded JCamp Journalism Training Program 2018 for High School Students in USA.
JCamp is a six-day intensive, multicultural journalism training program for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, reporting, photography, television and radio broadcasting, online media and data journalism. Sessions and workshops are led by experienced journalists from top media companies.
The Asian American Journalists Association’s JCamp is a national, multicultural journalism program for high school students. JCamp has been hosted by cities across the United States every summer since 2001. The program will celebrate its 18th year in 2018 at Wayne State University Department of Communication in Detroit, MI, July 30 – August 4.

Host Country:
  • United States of America
Host Institution:
  • JCamp journalism training program 2018 will be hosted by the  Wayne State University Department of Communication, part of the School of Fine, Performing & Communication Arts, in Detroit.
Program Location:
  • Detroit
Program Dates:
  • MI July 30 – August 4
Program Duration:
  • Six Days
Financial Support:

There is no fee to apply and all costs are covered by the donors and partners including:

  • Airfare
  • Lodging and meals.
  • Students stay in university housing during the camp week.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be a high school student currently in your freshman, sophomore or junior year.
  • Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S. You may apply if you are attending an international high school, however you must be available to travel to and from JCamp from within the U.S. on the camp dates (AAJA will not cover any international travel).

AAJA welcomes applications from all students regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or political affiliation. JCamp is open to high school students currently in their freshman, sophomore or junior year. Before you begin, please make sure you gather all of the information you will need.

Required Documents:
  • Your most recent high school transcript (PDF or JPG)
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor (PDF or JPG)*
  • Two essays answering the two questions below, each approximately 250 words in length.
    • A) If you could interview any person in history, who would it be and why? What would you ask that person?
    • B) Why do you think you should be selected for JCamp?
  • Work samples are encouraged but optional and should be submitted as links or uploaded files in the fields provided on the application. An introductory YouTube video is also encouraged.

*If your teacher would rather submit your letter of recommendation privately, please refer them to this link:

How to Apply:

Application must be submitted online. Fill your application very carefully and make sure that your documents are ready at the time of applying.

Application Deadline:
  •  March 25, 2018


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