SCPA Foundation Internships & Scholarship

Apply for a 2023 Summer Internship

The Foundation’s internship program provides a meaningful, hands-on training experience for students interested in news reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, advertising or visual communications. Our internship program prepares students for careers at S.C. newspapers after they graduate.

Two or more interns are placed each summer at daily and weekly SCPA member newspapers, allowing students an invaluable real-world training experience.

If selected as an intern, you will be matched with an SCPA member newspaper that can provide the best learning environment for your area of interest. The Foundation will either help you secure housing for your internship or place you at a newspaper near an area where you already have access to housing.

This is a paid internship. Each internship is eight weeks long and pays $4,000 ($500 per week). You do not have to sign up for school credit to have this internship. However, if you want, the internship would qualify for class credit at most schools.

Internships are open to student journalists who attend a four-year college in South Carolina or reside in South Carolina and attend a four-year college elsewhere. Rising juniors and seniors, and recent college graduates are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply has passed.
Intern selection notification: February 2023
Internship period: Summer 2023

Apply for a 2023 Mundy Scholarship

The Foundation also awards a scholarship each year to a S.C. college student interested in pursuing a newspaper career. The premier scholarship, worth $1,000 per academic year, is named for the Foundation’s first president, the late Frank R. Mundy of the Greenwood Index-Journal.

Scholarships are open to student journalists who attend a four-year college in South Carolina or who reside in South Carolina and attend a four-year college elsewhere. Rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply has passed.
Scholarship selection notification: February 2023
Scholarship payments: $500 for Fall 2023 and $500 for Spring 2024 semester

 If you have questions about the scholarship or internship program, contact Jen Madden or call (803) 750-9561.

Meet the 2022 Mundy Scholar

Hanna Schatteman

Hanna Schatteman
University of South Carolina

Hanna Schatteman, an Honors College sophomore journalism major and political science minor at the University of South Carolina, has been named this year’s Mundy Scholar. She will receive $1,000 to put toward her education. The Mundy Scholarship is given in memory of R. Frank Mundy, the late publisher of the Index-Journal in Greenwood and the first president of the SCPA Foundation.
Schatteman has a diverse background in media, serving as a reporter for The Daily Gamecock and co-hosting a podcast for Garnet Media. She’s striving for a career in political news coverage.  
She serves on the public relations team for club hockey and is the Philanthropy Vice President of her sorority. Schatteman enjoys participating in activities that serve the local community.
A native of Greenville, Schatteman is the daughter of Mark and Stephanie Schatteman.
“I’m honored to be selected as the 2022 Mundy Scholar,” Schatteman said. “This scholarship will ease my financial stress and help me continue my education to pursue a career in journalism.”

Meet the 2022 SCPA Foundation Interns

Caleb Bozard

Caleb Bozard
University of South Carolina
Intern at The Times and Democrat

Read about Caleb’s internship experience!

Caleb Bozard is a junior journalism major at the University of South Carolina. He is a native of Barnwell, and is the son of Rick and Amy Bozard.
Bozard has been an active member of UofSC’s student paper, The Daily Gamecock, since his sophomore year and currently serves as News Editor. He has also worked for his hometown paper, The People-Sentinel. He has a background in photography and audio-visual storytelling.
In his free time, Bozard likes watching movies, collecting vinyl records and going to the beach.
“I love learning new things and telling people’s stories,” Bozard said. “I want to continue the grand tradition of newspapers looking for answers and making our communities better. I am so excited for everything I will learn and experience this summer at The Times and Democrat and can’t wait to see how much stronger of a journalist I become.”
Tyler Fedor

Tyler Fedor
University of South Carolina
Intern at The Post and Courier Columbia/Free Times

Read about Tyler’s internship experience!

Tyler Fedor, a rising senior at the University of South Carolina studying journalism, will serve as a reporting intern this summer at The Post and Courier Columbia/Free Times.
Fedor, from Mt. Pleasant, serves as a managing editor for The Daily Gamecock, the student-run newspaper at UofSC. He joined the paper his first semester in college as a news writer and served as a co-news editor for two years prior to becoming a managing editor.
Before arriving in South Carolina, Fedor and his family moved all over the East Coast with his father as he took on new commands in the Coast Guard. He’s lived as far north as Maine and even at the southernmost point of the continental United States, Key West.
Journalism started as a way for Fedor to be with his friends during his time on the Tribal
Tribune, Wando High School’s newspaper. The more he wrote, the more he enjoyed the work, even when he was called on last minute by his advisor to get a quote or two the night a print edition was supposed to be sent out.
“Knowing that there is always something new to learn about in this world is why I love
journalism so much,” Fedor said. “It allows me to constantly be learning about something new and share it with others. I can’t wait to learn more about the community around me through my internship this summer.”
Stephen Pastis

Stephen Pastis
University of South Carolina
Intern at
The State

Read about Stephen’s internship experience!

Stephen Pastis is a multimedia journalism major and a political science minor at the University of a South Carolina. He grew up in Charleston, but is a Florida native who has lived all over the Southeast. He is the son of Nicholas Pastis and Grayson Butler-Pastis. 
Pastis is an editor at UofSC’s student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock, and has written for other Columbia publications like and the Free Times. He is interested in politics, business, culture and technology reporting, as well as photojournalism and data journalism.  
He’s a pop culture fan and loves stories that highlight the cultural intersections between spheres like technology and art. In his free time, he’s probably watching a movie or researching a new interest. 
“Being awarded the SCPA Foundation internship means the world to me,” Pastis said. “I’ve found my greatest passion in journalism, and I want to spend the rest of my life shedding light on injustices and giving a voice to those who have none. I can’t wait to be in a newsroom like The State and learn from the professionals I read every day.”

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