DNJF alumnae at the 2017 Online News Association conference in Washington, D.C. From left to right: Em Okrepie, '17, Sarah Clarke, '97, Brittany Hite, '07, and Ashley McBride, '16.

PRINCETON, N.J. — The Dow Jones News Fund invites local students studying journalism or working for student media at community colleges and four-year universities in Detroit, Orlando, Austin, Miami and Baltimore to apply for free registration to attend journalism conventions coming to their home cities this summer and fall.

Linda Shockley, managing director of the News Fund, said, “We are offering these free registrations to help local students network with professional journalists, learn new skills and digital tools, seek internships and explore career options.”

Full-time college sophomores and juniors who want to pursue journalism careers and live within commuting distance to each city are eligible to apply. Students must be available to attend the entire conference and will be responsible for their own transportation.

The News Fund will provide free registration to attend these conferences:

Applicants must upload a resume, submit a 500-word essay and provide a reference from a professor, professional journalist or media adviser.

After each conference, attendees will blog about their experiences on the News Fund website.