A Haverford or Bryn Mawr College student entering her/his sophomore, junior or senior year interested in the field of journalism is eligible for a $3500 stipend toward a (8-10 week) summer internship in print or broadcast journalism, with a focus on writing. The student needs to obtain a summer position in print or broadcast journalism.
This stipend was established in memory of Andrew Silk, a 1976 Haverford graduate and talented journalist.
If you have any questions please contact the Career Development Office.
For students interested in journalism, now is the time to apply for the Andrew Silk Internship stipend. This summer will mark the 31st year that a bi-college student will have the opportunity to receive training with a professional news organization with the help of the Silk Memorial Fund.
Andrew Silk was a 1976 Haverford alumnus and a former editor of the News, who died of cancer in December 1981. During his journalism career, Andrew had worked for Greenwich Time in Greenwich, Connecticut and the Virginian-Pilot Ledger Star in Richmond, Virginia. In Andrew's memory, his parents, Bernice and Leonard Silk, established summer internships for Haverford and Bryn Mawr students at those papers.
Now, the program provides a stipend for a student who has obtained a summer position with a news organization in the location of his/her choice.
The fund also supports the Andrew Silk Journalism Panel, which is held every spring for Haverford and Bryn Mawr students. Participants have included several alumni and other journalists from major news organizations around the country discussing issues related to the media.