By STACY M. BROWN
Aspiring content creators, journalists and communications experts can find themselves at the forefront of change by covering the exciting and continued transformation from gas to electric vehicles during the Chevrolet/National Newspaper Publishers Association’s expanded Discover The Unexpected Fellowship 2022 Summer Scholarships.
The program offers internships to 10 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which allows them to explore various roles and develop skills as change agents in their communities.
The NNPA will place six of the students with prestigious news organizations across broadcast, film, and journalism disciplines.
In its sixth year, 10-week summer internship will be held from June 7 to Aug. 14. Students will focus on digital and social content creation.
At the same time, Chevrolet will offer five additional students the opportunity to work within the brand’s business. Officials said the fellows would fully immerse themselves in the Chevrolet organization and contribute to brand building and go-to-market planning.
Each fellow will receive a $10,000 scholarship, a $5,000 stipend have access to a 2022 Bolt EV during the internship.
“We are very excited about the launch of DTU,” said NNPA chair and Houston Forward Times Publisher Karen Carter Richards.
“Chevrolet and the NNPA’s Discover the Unexpected program provide the opportunity for HBCU students to strengthen their journalistic skills while working with the Black Press. This opportunity also allows the Black Press to learn from these bright minds in this ever-changing digital world. We are grateful for Chevrolet’s continued investment in our community.”
Chevy officials called DTU a “cornerstone of Chevrolet’s ongoing commitment to promote diverse voices and perspectives.”
The auto dealer said it’s happy to continue its partnership with the NNPA.
“We salute General Motors, and in particular Chevrolet, for continuing to offer these transformative scholarships. Discover the Unexpected Fellowships are the most rewarding and academically enriching experiences for Generation Z journalists and the Black Press of America,” concluded Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., president and CEO of the NNPA.
To qualify, fellows must be between 18 and 22 to enter – except in Alabama, where the minimum age is 19. To enter, applicants must complete the application process by 11:59 p.m. PST on May 16, by uploading the specific information to the fellowship website at https://www.nnpa.org/chevydtu/ via hotlinks or in PDF format.
All documents submitted must indicate the applicant’s name in the following naming convention: Last Name, First Name, Middle Name/Initial.
Officials will contact the selected 2022 Discover the Unexpected Fellows via email on or about May 21, 2022. They must respond that they accept the fellowship within seven days, or an alternate fellow will be selected.
Learn more about the Discover the Unexpected NNPA Fellowship: https://www.nnpa.org/chevydtu.