OSU students Nino Paoli and Natalie Sharp will work summer internships at Oregon newspapers through the Snowden program. (Photo by Sezeryadigar/Getty Images via Canva)

Two staff members from Oregon State University’s Orange Media Network will be writing for Oregon newspapers this summer through Snowden internships announced Tuesday. 

Nino Paoli, who writes for The Daily Barometer, and Natalie Sharp, who writes for Beaver’s Digest lifestyle magazine, were among 20 Oregon collegiate journalists chosen to participate in the 2023 intern class for the Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism. 

The highly competitive, paid internship pairs reporters with Oregon news media partners to spend 10 weeks reporting on community news across Oregon. Paoli will be working for the La Grande Observer and Sharp will be working for the Salem Reporter. 

Snowden, who retired in 1986 and died in 1997, was a longtime editor at the Oregon Journal and the Oregonian. The Snowden family established an endowment for the program at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.