Maggie Brown ’20 selected for Scripps Howard internship program
The Communications Fellow and journalism major received a summer grant and scholarship.
By Nicole Hawley '21
Maggie Brown ’20 has been selected for the Scripps Howard Foundation’s 2019 Internship and Scholarship Program. She will receive a $3,000 summer grant along with a $500 scholarship for the fall 2019 semester.
This summer, Brown is completing an internship with CNN Newsource in Atlanta.
After being accepted into the Communications Fellows program at Elon, Brown arrived ready to exercise her passion for journalism, landing on the executive staff of Elon News Network as a first-year student. She now serves as the organization's politics editor, assigning and producing content for the weekly newspaper, broadcasts and website.
Last summer, Brown worked as a multimedia intern for the WRAL newsroom in Raleigh, covering breaking news, trending topics and community stories.
“Grants like these are incredible,” Brown said. “They give opportunity to someone like me who has the drive, passion and desire to work for top companies like WRAL and CNN but doesn’t have the financial means to accept this kind of job.”
Brown also serves as an ambassador for the School of Communications Internship Office, sharing her stories and encouraging other students to secure internships.
Additionally, Brown creates content for the university's admissions communications office and is a communications tutor for Belk Library. Outside of her studies, she is active with the Summit Church in Alamance County, teaching a class for elementary school students and serving on an international peoples outreach team.