Apply Today to Become a 2014-2015 NAJA Student Projects Mentor – Deadline April 30!



NAJA is now accepting applications for journalists, media professionals and journalism educators to serve as mentors for the 2014 Native Voices program for college students and Project Phoenix program for high school students.

The program will be held during the 2014 National Native Media Conference in Santa Clara, Calif., July 10-13. Early-bird conference registration closes April 18 – save $50 with your NAJa membership when you register!

Apply today to become a 2014 NAJA Student Projects Mentor!

The deadline for submissions is April 30.

Tentative 2014 Student Projects Schedule


Sunday, July 6 – Student arrive for pre-conference training.

Tuesday, July 8 – Mentors arrive in Santa Clara to begin assisting students the morning of Wednesday, July 9.

Saturday, July 12 – Student projects conclude in the morning.

Mentor Requirements

Mentors are expected to help college and high school students produce news stories for a print edition and newscasts for radio and television, as well as help manage the student projects website,

Mentors must fund their own travel to and from the conference, or ask their employer to send them. Mentors are responsible for their own meals, housing and associated travel expenses. Other requirements include:

* Current NAJA membership

* Journalism degree preferred, but not required

* Journalism experience in print, broadcast or online media

* Familiarity with online and multimedia content production and delivery

* Commitment to working during the entire program from July 8-12, 2014

* Must be able to work within a team environment

* Completed 2014 mentor application and resume

For more information, contact NAJA Membership and Communications Manager Rebecca Landsberry at