what we do

AAJA’s Voices serves as a multimedia journalism training fellowship for college and graduate students, as well as a leadership program for young journalists.

The VOICES program is a rare opportunity for college students to develop reporting and leadership skills under the tutelage of industry professionals.


2022 Program

This year’s program will consist of summer-long training and project work that begins in May and culminates at the AAJA 2022 Convention in Los Angeles July 28-31.

Current plans are to run Voices in-person at the convention. Our utmost priority is the safety and well-being of our student participants, and we will make decisions based on recommendations from public health and government authorities.

Now in its 32nd year, Voices is a student fellowship program that equips student journalists with career-ready skills to succeed in the continually evolving media landscape. The program aims to help journalists understand how audiences engage with them, how communities view the work they produce, and how they can understand the impact their work has. By nurturing relationships between students and professional volunteers, Voices gives fellows the opportunity to tap into mentors’ networks and grow their own.

We are looking for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in spending the summer producing a long-form, in-depth news project over the course of the summer. We want students who are excellent storytellers and who are interested in new technologies and story forms. Reporters, social media strategists, designers, developers, data engineers, podcasters, broadcasters and bloggers are all welcome to apply.