Summer Journalism Program

The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program


What is the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program? We welcome 35-40 high school students from low-income backgrounds every summer to Princeton’s campus for an intensive, 10-day seminar on journalism. The program’s goal is to diversify college and professional newsrooms by encouraging outstanding students from low-income backgrounds to pursue careers in journalism. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Students who attend the program come from across the country. The program will enter its sixteenth summer in 2017. It will take place from August 4 to August 14.

What is the program like? Classes at the program are taught by reporters and editors from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Politico, Sports Illustrated and CNN, among other media outlets. Students tour The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast and Bloomberg; cover a professional sports event; cover news events in the Princeton area; film and produce a TV segment; conduct an investigative project; author a group blog; and report, write, edit and design their own newspaper, The Princeton Summer Journal, which is published on the program’s last day. The program is also designed to give students a taste of what life is like at one of the best colleges in the country—students live on campus and eat in one of the university’s cafeterias—and to prepare them to apply to top schools. Students meet with Princeton’s top professors as well as the school’s president and its dean of admissions. Students attend seminars on every aspect of the college admissions process. SJP administers a diagnostic SAT or ACT exam provided by Kaplan Test Prep. The program’s 2016 schedule can be found here. After students return home, program staff remain in contact with them, assisting them during the college application process and helping them to apply for journalism internships once they are in college.

What have our students accomplished? Approximately 350 students have graduated from our program during the past fifteen years, and many return each summer to serve as mentors to our current students. We are proud of their academic and journalistic accomplishments. Since 2008, 61 of our students have gone on to Ivy League schools—plus, four have gone to Stanford, five to Swarthmore, seven to Georgetown, three to Wesleyan, eight to Berkeley, five to Barnard, three to Bowdoin, and three to Bard.

Our students have gone on to write for college newspapers across the country, including The Daily Princetonian, The Harvard Crimson, The Yale Daily News, The Brown Daily Herald, The Columbia Spectator, The Cornell Daily Sun, The Daily Pennsylvanian, The Amherst Student, The Wesleyan Argus, The Middlebury Campus, The Bowdoin Orient and The Georgetown Hoya. Our alumni have also landed jobs or internships at The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, National Journal, The Huffington Post, The New Republic, The American Prospect, Newsweek, The New York Observer, Sports Illustrated, Huffington Post, Architectural Digest, The Star-Ledger, NPR, MSNBC and NBC, among other outlets.

Who is eligible? This program is intended for low-income students with excellent academic records who are committed to pursuing a career in journalism. To apply for the program, you must meet the following qualifications:

– You must currently be a junior in high school.

– You must live in the United States.

– You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).

– You must have an interest in journalism.

– The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. (Note: This program is for students from under-resourced financial backgrounds. If the combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and you still wish to apply, you may attach a statement explaining why you believe your family qualifies as financially under-resourced.)

Who runs the program? The program was founded by four Princeton alumni from the class of 2001—Richard Just, Michael Koike, Gregory Mancini and Rich Tucker—who wanted to diversify the world of journalism. Today, the program is run by Richard Just as well as by Marin Cogan, Amanda Cormier, Eliza Gray, Walter Griffin, Lyne Lucien, Tonya Riley, Amanda Rinderle, Brian Rokus, Chanakya Sethi, Tasnim Shamma, Katie Zavadski, and Simon van Zuylen-Wood. Except for two student interns who are hired annually to help coordinate the program, everyone associated with the program is a volunteer. More information about the program’s directors can be found here.

Who funds the program? The program is funded by Princeton University, as well as by grants from foundations and donations from Princeton alumni. In 2016, we received more than 350 applications, but, because of funding limitations, we were able to accept only 11 percent of applicants. We receive so many applications because we are, to our knowledge, the country’s only high school program that seeks to propel low-income students into professional newsrooms by combining journalism education with intensive college admissions preparation—and pays all the expenses of students who attend. Every year, with guidance from the program’s staff, our students apply to, and are accepted at, the country’s best colleges, where they go on to write for top student papers and earn internships at the nation’s most influential newspapers, magazines and television stations. We would like to increase our class size to meet the extraordinary demand among low-income students for spots in the program, and we are therefore currently seeking a donor to help us expand the program in future years. More information about how to donate to the program can be found here. If you  would like more information about the program, the best way to reach us is via email at

Spa Attendant 


I know it’s Saturday night but I couldn’t wait until Monday to share this position with you.  🙂 Note that the minimum age requirement to apply is 16!!  Hurry and apply! I am sure this position will fill quickly!  

Spa Attendant (Part Time)0875 – Golden Nugget Atlantic City

Job Description


· Exhibit conduct in accordance with all Gaming Commission Regulations, Federal and State laws and regulations, and Golden Nugget and departmental policies and procedures.

· Consistently deliver positive, courteous and professional guest service in all interactions with guests, visitors, vendors and fellow employees.

· Demonstrate a commitment to ensuring responsible gaming and responsible alcohol service.

· Performs any other duties as assigned.

· Responsible for daily operation of the spa to include adherence to all opening and closing activities.

· Ensures the cleanliness, safety and general maintenance of spa facility.

· Understands proper use of all spa equipment and ensures proper use of equipment by spa guests.

· Ensures guest adherence to established rules and regulations and takes appropriate action as needed.

· Maintains accurate accident and incident reports.

· Stocks related inventories to include linens and towels; delivers and receives linens to/from laundry facility.

· Maintains positive guest relations and adheres to all guidelines of service related programs and initiatives.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.


Very good verbal communication and guest relation skills required. Prior sales, cashiering, and computer experience preferred. Previous guest contact experience preferred. Physically able to maintain the spa equipment and transport laundry bins.

Golden Nugget Atlantic City

Apply Here.

Job Update


While the shopping season is in full effect, the hiring season is tapering off.  Living at the shore means, we are a seasonal town.  The summer and the fall-winter holidays are our busiest times of the year.  January through  March, the city is slow is. In businesses like the retail industry, there is less of a need for workers.   With that said, below are a few job opportunities in the area.

Foot Action – Part-time Sales Associate – Mays Landing – Must be at least 16 yeas-old – Apply online here.

Domino’s – Customer Service Rep – Mays Landing – Must be 18 or older –   Apply online here.

KFC – Food Service/Cook – Pleasantville – Must be 18 or older – Apply online here.

Columbia Sportswear – Tanger Outlets, AC – Must be 18 or older – Apply online here.

Foot Locker – Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing – Must be at least 16 years old – Apply online here.

Tropicana Casino & Resort – Hotel General Cashier – Must be 18 or older & have some experience handling money – Apply online at Tropicana Career Center

Seasonal Opportunities

Good Morning,

If you are still looking for work and you meet the minimum age requirements, below are a few job opportunities.

Polo Ralph Laren – Tanger Outlets, AC  – Retail Sales Must be 18 or older – Apply online at Polo Ralph Lauren Careers

Friendly’s – Northfield – Restaurant Greeter – Must be 18 – Apply online at Friendly’s Greeter

St. John Knit – Tanger Outlets, AC – Sales Associate/Wardrobe Specialist – Must be 18 &  have at least 2 years of retail experience – Apply online at – St. John Career

Abercrombie & Fitch – Tanger Outlets, AC – Stock Associate – Must be at least 17 years old – Apply online atAbercrombie & Fitch Jobs

Summer Journalism Program

Attention Juniors!!   Now is the time to start planning for your summer.

Applications are now available for Princeton University’s summer journalism program.

The all-expenses-paid journalism program is for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds 

In this program, students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own newspaper, and are paired with a counselor who oversees their college admissions process. SJP alumni have gone on to jobs and internships at The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and many other news outlets.

The application process for the 2017 summer is now open. The application can be found at and is due at 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Please feel free to share this with other students.





Godiva – Atlantic City (Tropicana) – Part-time Chocolatier – Must be at least 17 years old – Apply online at  GODIVA Careers

Red Lobster – Mays Landing – Host/Hostess – Must be at least 16 years old – Apply online at Red Lobster

Red Lobster – Mays Landing – Dishwasher – Must be 18 or older – Apply online at – Red Lobster

Red Lobster – Mays Landing – Server – Must be 18 or older (serves alcohol) – Apply online at – Red Lobster

Burberry – Atlantic City (Pier) – Part-time Sales Support – Must be 18 & have previous sales experience – Apply online at – Burberry Careers

Friendly’s – Northfield – Dishwasher – Must be 18 – Apply online at – Friendly’s

Old Navy – Tanger Outlets (AC ) – Seasonal Sales Associates – Must be at least 16 – Apply online at –  Gapinc Careers

Beef Jerky Outlet – Tanger Outlets (AC)  – Part-time Sales Associate – Prefer HS Diploma & 1-year experience – Must be 18 – Complete online application at –

US Polo – Tanger Outlets (AC) – Part-time Sales Associate – Must be 18; must be friendly & courteous – Apply in store or email resume to


Seasonal Opportunities


Below are two seasonal job opportunities.

H & M Part time Sales Advisor – Atlantic City (Outlets) – Must be 18; have at least six months of sales experience – Apply online at Careers at H & M

Timberland – Temporary Sales Associate – Must be 18 – Apply online at VF Brand Corp.

Have a great day!  🙂