Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993

About SJI

The Sports Journalism Institute is a nine week training and internship program for college students interested in sports journalism careers. The Institute is designed to attract talented students to journalism through opportunities in sports reporting and editing and enhance racial and gender diversity in sports departments nationwide.

The Bootcamp

The Sports Journalism Institute works with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). Our funders and partners include Associated Press Sports Editors,, Disney, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Our graduates work in print, digital and television outlets around the country. Here are a few examples:

The experience includes:


Ten student journalists will be selected. Ideally, applicants should be college sophomores or juniors. Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated interest in sports journalism as a career and excellence on the required essay.

Eligibility is not limited to journalism majors.

Applicants Should Submit these five items:

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

For more information, contact: Gregory Lee,,