Visit Greater Palm Springs Invites You to
Kickstart Your Journalism Career with
the “Meet the Mentors” Program!

This fall, Visit Greater Palm Springs invites aspiring travel writers to jump start their careers with a special program that will provide incredible travel experiences, mentorship from real world travel journalists, and the opportunity to get your very own published piece on the Visit Greater Palm Springs blog!

Now through June 16, aspiring writers are invited to submit for a chance to participate in the “Meet the Mentors” program, which will take place in Greater Palm Springs this September.

What is the “Meet the Mentors” Program?

Following submission of the application, a panel of judges from Visit Greater Palm Springs will select a handful of “junior journalists” to partake in this special mentorship program. Selected participants will be notified by June 23.

The selected participants will be matched up with an experienced travel journalist for an unforgettable trip to Greater Palm Springs to learn the ins and outs of travel journalism - from how to ask journalistic questions to tips on how to pitch an editor - while exploring the nine beautiful desert cities that make up the destination.

Each duo will be given a personalized itinerary for their trip in September that focuses on different topics in Greater Palm Springs, ranging from key experiences like wellness and outdoor adventure, to sustainability, and diversity and inclusion across the region. All travel expenses will be covered for the selected participants, including flights, accommodations, and experiences.

Following the trip, the participants will have the opportunity to write an article on their experience that will be published on the Visit Greater Palm Springs website!

Requirements for Submission:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be based in the United States
  • Must submit a writing sample with the application.
  • Must have a strong interest in journalism and have a passion for travel!
  • Must submit your application by midnight (PST) on June 16. Selected participants will be notified by June 23.
  • Must be available to travel to Greater Palm Springs during the weekend of September 15th or 22nd (two nights required).

We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and abilities.