Introducing AAJA-Asia 2023 Mentorship Programs: Apply today!

The Asian American Journalists Association  is pleased to invite members to apply to two great mentorship programs: The flagship annual AAJA Mentor Match program and the soon-to-be-launched AAJA-Asia N3 Students Mentorship Program.
Whether you are someone who wants guidance on how to secure your next newsroom internship or job —  in or outside of Asia —  or, if you’re a more experienced journalist wanting to offer your services and help young journalists grow, please consider applying to these programs.

The AAJA Mentor Match program is a yearlong, dedicated mentoring program that brings together student and early-career journalists with seasoned journalists part of the AAJA network. From broadcast (television/radio) to print and digital journalism, photography/video, audience engagement and more, the program encourages journalists of diverse backgrounds to dive into their interests while fostering a professional relationship. Mentors will provide career and professional advice to help mentees improve their craft and take the appropriate steps toward better professional experiences and improved employment.

Applications to be part of the 2023 Mentor Match cohort are now open:
  • Mentee applications close on Feb 23, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • Mentor applications close on March 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • You can be based anywhere, but must be a registered AAJA member to participate in the program. (See here to learn how to join AAJA).
  • Learn more about the program here and apply today

For those interested, please join our AMA Session on Feb. 20 to learn more about the application & program.

AAJA-Asia is hosting an “Ask Me Anything” session for students and journalists in Asia, on Monday, February 20, at 8:00 pm HKT  to introduce our mentorship programs and answer any questions from prospective applicants.  RSVP is required: Please sign up here to attend.
Any questions? Contact AAJA Mentor Match at or Grace Moon at
The AAJA-Asia N3 Students Mentorship Program is a new initiative that will launch alongside AAJA-Asia’s annual New.Now.Next Media Conference (N3Con) which will be held this year in Singapore from May 25-28. Inspired by AAJA’s signature VOICES program, it will provide Asia-based students interested in journalism with the opportunity to write stories about the industry under the guidance of seasoned journalists, who will serve as editors and advisers. Students selected to participate in the program will have their stories published on the N3Con website.

Have conference theme ideas? Fill out our pre-conference survey! 
Once more, AAJA’s mentorship programs are only open to current registered AAJA members. If you are new, here’s how to join AAJA-Asia today.
More details to come about this program, please stay tuned!