ESPN Internship BA Snyder 2017-04-20T16:37:50+00:00
NAHJ and ESPN Congratulate 2017 Summer Intern
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and ESPN congratulate Kimberly Brenneisen, a junior Journalism major at the University of Utah, who has been named the NAHJ student intern at ESPN for the summer of 2017.
NAHJ has a long-standing relationship with ESPN. This is the inaugural year of the internship program, organized by the NAHJ Sports Task Force and ESPN’s employee resource group, SOMOS ESPN. It provides a 10-week paid internship at the ESPN Bristol, CT. offices, a stipend for housing, transportation from the dorm, networking opportunities with ESPN recruiters and events with ESPN leaders, including President John Skipper.
Hugo Balta, Senior Director, Hispanic Initiatives, ESPN, and former NAHJ President, says SOMOS ESPN and the NAHJ Sports Task Force, who judged the applications, were very pleased with the great group of students who applied for the opportunity. “Kimberly has the right mix of qualities that made her the best fit for the program. This will be a great experience for her and allows our team to view young talent in a newsroom environment.”
Brenneisen says her TV is almost always tuned to ESPN and it’s the news site she visits most often. “I’m the sports editor for my college newspaper, The Daily Utah Chronicle, I edit sports stories on a daily basis and I would take every opportunity to learn at ESPN. Working at ESPN has been a goal of mine for as long as I can remember!”
NAHJ Executive Director Alberto B. Mendoza says, “Internships are the type of hands-on, invaluable experience that can transform a typical undergraduate student into a prospective newsroom hire. NAHJ is grateful ESPN partnered with us to provide this incredible opportunity to an NAHJ student.”
NAHJ is dedicated to increasing the numbers of Latinos in news. The partnership with ESPN is one of many other partnerships that will be unveiled in the near future that will support our students, the next generation of journalists.