Andrew M. Guthrie Internship Fund
In February 2015, Andrew Guthrie, a former intern at the International Center for Journalists, died unexpectedly at the age of 26. It was a shocking and tragic loss for us. In his honor, we are raising funds to sponsor an Andrew M. Guthrie summer internship at ICFJ. Each intern will join a global staff dedicated to advancing quality journalism around the world.
Like many of our interns, Andrew gained valuable experience in an international environment during his four months at ICFJ. With his deep background in China, where he grew up and later worked, he brought a zest for our work and a playful spirit that endeared him to his co-workers. Andrew went on to earn a bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan, and was working as a financial professional in New York when he died.
His father, Warren, a career advertising executive, has begun a second career, through his magnificent photos, as a chronicler of people and locales in the developing world. The proceeds from an auction of his photos will go to the fund. We are grateful to Warren, his wife, Catherine, and all the Guthries for their support. And we are honored to pay tribute to Andrew.
With your tax-deductible contribution, ICFJ will create an enriching opportunity for college students and commemorate a wonderful life lost too soon.