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October 25 - Deadline to apply for NYT Student Journalism Institute

The deadline to apply for this January's New York Times Student Journalism Institute is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked by Oct. 24 for this extraordinary opportunity offered by The New York Times to student members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

For 11 days, from Jan 2 through 12, at the University of Arizona in Tucson you have a chance to work one-on-one with journalists from one of the world's most prestigious publications. You'll participate with two dozen other students who share your passion for news, forming friendships that will last a lifetime.

All costs, including transportation to and from Tucson, are paid by The New York Times, and there's even a small stipend so you have some spending money in Tucson.

Student participants cover Tucson from a newsroom supervised by Times staffers, who work closely with individual students on their assignments. There are opportunities for student writers, photographers, web producers, page and graphics designers, copy editors and video and audio journalists. (You don't have to settle on just one thing; the Institute allows you to experiment with a range of newsroom jobs if you want to.)

To apply, you must provide:

--An essay of up to 500 words on why you want to be a journalist.

--Six work samples, which may include published clips of your writing or stories you have edited (with headlines); portfolios with six published or unpublished examples of graphics or photographs; or examples of your audio or video work.

--A recommendation (sent separately) from a professor or an editor of a news organization for which you have worked.

All material must be sent to:

New York Times Student Journalism Institute
PO Box 2690
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108

The application form is online at the NYT Institute Website.