W.H. Metz Newspaper Management Scholarship

The Metz Scholarship is awarded each year to a college student who is a rising senior and has shown interest in newspaper management.

William H. (Bill) Metz was president of APA when the Journalism Foundation was founded in 1968. In Alabama, he worked as vice president of The Birmingham Post-Herald and assistant general manager of The Birmingham News.

Student Newsroom Internships

The APA Journalism Foundation offers newsroom internships each summer for college students to get hands-on experience working at a newspaper.

These internships are awarded to the newspaper. Newspapers select the student, and the newspaper and the intern apply together for the internship.

Please contact your local paper or a paper you are interested in working with to see if they are interested in the program.

Michael T. Ryland Scholarship

The Michael T. Ryland Internship is awarded to a student interested is working in newspaper advertising.

The internship honors the late Michael T. Ryland, former APA executive director and APA/ANAS advertising manager.

Since 1995, 54 students have worked in Alabama newspapers under the Ryland internships.

The internship program is open to all active members of APA, with priority consideration given to newspapers participating in the networks.


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