Fellowships & Annual Programs

 

Organization Location Deadline to Apply

(most recent if closed)

URL/Instructions to Apply Eligibility Dates
Abe Fellowship (Social Science Research Council) Japan Sep. 1, Annually http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/ US citizen or permanent resident with at least 5 years journalism experience Fellowship term is 3-12 months over a 24 month period
Alternet Fellowships New York Rolling https://www.alternet.org/

Email your resume, cover letter (explaining why you’re a good fit for AlterNet, and an explanation of your interest in independent and progressive media), and writing sample/news compatibility test (see below) to internship@alternet.org.

Writing Sample/News Compatibility Assignment: If you don’t have writing samples relevant to AlterNet, please write two 300-word news stories that would work for AlterNet, based on looking at our homepage. Include a sentence or two about why you picked each story for AlterNet. Make sure to include the date and hour you began this assignment so we can accurately assess your understanding of stale and fresh news stories.

Graduate students, recent grads Full or part-time for at least 10 weeks (please specify in application your preferred dates, as well as full- or part- time availability)
American Press Institute Arlington, VA Program on pause https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/employment/summer-fellow-program/ Current student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent graduate Summer, 12 weeks
American Society of Magazine Editors New York, Washington, D.C. Dec. 1, 2020 asmeinternship.org Rising seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 Summer, 10 weeks
Asian American Writers’ Workshop New York Sept. 7, 2020 https://aaww.org/fellowships/ Emerging Asian American writers, aged 30 and under 1 year
Associated Press New York, Washington, Chicago, LA, Jerusalem, Moscow, London, Tokyo and more. Applications are now closed. Please check back in November for updated information for 2021. http://www.ap.org/company/careers/news-internship Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates Summer, 12 weeks
Association for Women in Sports Media Various Application period for 2021 program will open in the fall. http://awsmonline.org/internships-scholarships Full-time female undergrad (sophomores and above) or graduate students Summer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta, GA. Summer – Oct. 1.

Fall – June 1.

Spring – Sept. 15

http://internships.ajc.com/ Rising juniors, seniors or graduate students Summer/Fall/Spring, 10 weeks
Atlantic Media Fellowship Washington DC and New York Applications for the January session are open mid-July to early-October

Applications for the July session are open mid-October to late-January

http://www.atlanticmedia.com/careers/ Recent college graduates Jan.-Dec.

Jul.-Jun.

Bloomberg Hong Kong and New York Rolling https://careers.bloomberg.com/job/detail/78731?utm_medium=Bayard&utm_source=Glassdoor Requirements vary depending on internship Summer, 8-10 weeks
The Boston Globe Boston, MA Nov. 1, 2020 http://jobs.bostonglobe.com/intern.html College undergrads; seniors graduating year of internship; and
journalism graduate school students with no professional experience
Summer, 12 weeks
The Boston Globe (Co-op Program) Boston, MA Oct. 15 for January – June co-op

March 1 for July – December co-op

http://jobs.bostonglobe.com/coop.html Full time undergraduate students with a minimum of one-semester of
school remaining at the time of the co-op assignment.
Ability to work full-time 37.5 hours per week
Minimum GPA 3.0
July – December (application date March 1)
January – June (application date October 15)
The Boston Globe – Spotlight Fellowship Remote Sept. 24, 2020 at 5pm PST http://bit.ly/Spotlight_Fellowship Experienced journalists or small/mid-sized newsrooms who have a great idea for an investigation.
The Buffalo News Buffalo, NY March 31, 2020 https://buffalonews.com/2020/02/07/buffalos-summer-youth-internship-program-now-accepting-applications/ Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent grads Summer, 10 weeks
Cancer Research Institute Science Writing Bethesda, MD Application cycle is currently closed. Please sign up to be notified when the 2021 application cycle begins in late 2020. https://ncf.nci.nih.gov/ Graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients 6 months-1 year
Chalkbeat Reporting Internship New York, NY Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, after which applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. https://chalkbeat.org/pages/careers/ Undergrad or grad students with clips that demonstrate strong reporting and writing skills. June to August 2021
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program Various Rolling http://www.charleskochinstitute.org/koch-fellow-program/ Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students studying in all majors are welcome Spring – 12 weeks Summer – 10 weeks

Fall – 12 weeks

Chicago Tribune Chicago, IL Winter – Oct. 15

Spring – Jan. 15

Summer – April 15

http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ [Click on Careers and type internship in the Keywords area] Juniors, seniors and grad students with previous internships Winter, 4-10 weeks

Spring/Summer, 8-12 weeks

Chips Quinn Scholars Various On Hiatus for 2020 https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/initiatives/chips-quinn-scholars-program-for-diversity-in-journalism/ Juniors, seniors and graduate students Spring/Summer, 10-12 weeks
The Christian Science Monitor Boston, MA Summer – Jan. 15,

Spring – Oct. 15

Fall – May 15

http://www.csmonitor.com/About/Careers Undergraduate and graduate students Year-round
Cosmopolitan New York, NY Submit resume and cover letter to cosmodotcom@gmail.com. At least 1-2 years of writing experience, in digital, social media, or otherwise. Must have a bachelor’s degree. Cannot be a current student who is eligible for internships for credit. Year-round
The Dallas Morning News Dallas, TX/ Washington, DC Oct. 30, 2020 https://lifeatbelo.com/internships/ Must be enrolled in college or have graduated 6 months prior to the internship start date. Previous newspaper experience is requested Summer/10-12 weeks
The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative Various, depending on project March 30, 2020 https://www.dpiji.org/apply Must be between the ages of 22 and 38 Varies depending on project
Deadline Club Scholarship Program New York, NY April 8, 2020 http://www.deadlineclub.org/scholarships/ Graduate and undergraduate journalism students in the New York City area N/A
Democracy Now! Digital Fellowship New York, NY Rolling http://democracynow.org/about/jobs/fellowships/digital-fellow#op-170489-digital-fellow Early career journalists 1 year, starting in summer
Dēmos Emerging Voices Fellowship—Voting Rights Journalist New York, NY Rolling http://demos.hiringthing.com. Early career journalists Year-round
The Denver Post Denver, CO Applications are currently closed. http://www.denverpost.com/internships Seniors, graduate students and recent graduates Summer, 10 Weeks
Dow Jones News Fund (Business Reporting, Data Journalism,Digital Media or Copy Editing) Various Nov. 8, 2020 https://www.newsfund.org/ Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students

 

Summer, 10 weeks
E&E News Washington/remote, District of Columbia Send a cover letter, resume and your three best clips to editorialjobs@eenews.net. Please use the words “reporting fellow” in your subject line. Reporters with a year or two of experience or outstanding recent graduates. Six-month position, remote.
ESPN Stuart Scott Internship Bristol, CT Nov. 30, 2019 https://www.nabj.org/page/20ScottIntern Undergraduate and graduate students June 8 – Aug. 15, 2020
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland Check back soon for news on next year’s program. To learn more about FASPE and to apply, please visit:

https://www.faspe-ethics.org

Current Graduate Students and working journalists who received an undergraduate degree between May 2018 and May 2019 or any graduate degree between May 2018 and January 2019. May 22 – June 5, 2020
Gannett – USA Today Network Various Rolling Gannett Internships Page Recent graduates Jan.-Jun.
Google Journalism Fellowship Various Applications are currently closed. Check for updates soon. http://www.google.com/get/journalismfellowship/index.html Undergraduate and graduate students TBA
Grist Fellowship Seattle, WA Applications open in late fall. http://www.grist.org/fellowships/ Recent graduates Fall, Spring
Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists Various locations in Hawaii March 1, 2020 http://www.hawaiispj.org/ Hawaii residents enrolled in college (sophomore or higher), or students enrolled in a Hawaiian college or university Summer, 8-10 weeks
The Houston Chronicle Houston, TX Dec. 1 To apply for editorial openings in reporting, editing or photography, send a resume, brief cover letter, reference letters, and 5-10 clips or 10-15 slides to:

Jim Newkirk, Assistant Managing Editor

Houston Chronicle, P.O. Box 4260, Houston, TX 77210

Juniors and seniors Summer
Ida B. Wells Fellowship Varies depending on project Application period now closed. The next application cycle will open in January 2021. https://www.typeinvestigations.org/about/special-funds/ida-b-wells-fellowship/ Early career journalists 1 year
The Intercept New York, NY Application period now closed. The Intercept’s 12-week Editorial Fellowship program will hopefully resume in 2021. https://firstlook.media/careers Recent college graduates Summer or Fall, 12 weeks
Lee Ester News Fellowship Madison, WI Application period currently closed. https://www.wpr.org/lee-ester-news-fellow Recent graduates or early career journalists 9 months
The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles, CA Applications are currently closed. http://www.latimes.com/interns Undergraduates and graduate students Summer
MacDowell Fall Residency Program Peterborough, New Hampshire April 15, 2021 for the Fall 2021 Residency Season http://www.macdowell.org/apply-for-fellowship MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence. Fall 2021
McClatchy, Inc. McClatchy newspaper locations Dec. 1 For a list of positions and newspaper contacts, call McClatchy Human Resources at 916-321-1938 Call for more info Summer, 10-12 weeks
McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism Varies based on project The deadline for Summer 2020 Fellowships has been extended to August 14, 2020. Applications for the Winter 2021 Fellowships will be due January 15, 2021. http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships Working journalists with at least 5 years experience Summer, Winter
Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship Program at ASU Phoenix, AZ Applications are currently closed. https://cronkite.asu.edu/meredith-cronkite-fellowship-program-application Undergraduate and graduate students Jan., 1 week
Metpro (The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times) Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, LA Feb. 15, 2020 www.metpronews.com Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates TBA
The Miami Herald Miami, FL Oct. 31 every year for the following year. http://www.miamiherald.com/customer-service/about-us/article3861569.html Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks
Mic Fellowship New York City Rolling https://boards.greenhouse.io/mic/jobs/11380#.VFJDmPnF-Sm Recent graduates 2 months
The Minneapolis Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN Nov. 1 http://www.startribunecompany.com/work-for-us/newsroom-internships/ Open to seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with daily news experience. Summer, 10 weeks
Moment Magazine Washington, DC Rolling http://www.momentmag.com/opportunities/ Early career journalists Internships are offered in the spring (January through May), summer (June through August) and fall (September through December). Fall and spring interns work 16-24 hours/week (two or three full days). Summer interns are expected to work 40 hours per week.
Mother Jones – The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC Applications are currently closed. http://www.motherjones.com/about/ben-bagdikian-fellowship-program Recent graduates Mother Jones fellowships are full-time positions lasting approximately one year.
Type Media Center (formerly The Nation) New York City/Washington, DC Fellows are considered on a quarterly basis. https://typemediacenter.org/fellows/ Seniors, graduate students and recent graduates Spring/Summer

 

National Journalism Center Washington, DC Applications are currently closed. https://njc.yaf.org/apply/ Aspiring conservative journalists. Summer 2020: May 26 – August 14
National Public Radio – NPR Washington, D.C., Culver City, CA, New York City, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA Applications are currently closed. https://www.npr.org/about-npr/181881227/want-to-be-an-npr-intern

 

 

Undergraduate/graduate students, or have graduated from college within 12 months of beginning the internship Year-round, 3-4 months
NBC News Associates Program New York City Applications are now closed. Please check back in January 2021. https://www.nbcunicareers.com/programs/nbc-news-and-msnbc/news-associates-program Recent graduates 1 year
New Jersey Newspaper Foundation Various locations in New Jersey Jan. 13, 2020 http://www.njpa.org/foundation/internships.html New Jersey residents currently enrolled in school, or students attending a New Jersey college or university Summer, 6-8 weeks
The New York Times New York City, Washington, DC Recruiting for 2021 program begins in 2021. https://www.nytco.com/careers/summer-internship-program/ Reporting candidates must be seniors or above. All other internships available to junior and above Summer, 10 Weeks
The New York Times Student Journalism Institute New York Nov. 15, 2020. http://nytimes-institute.com/ Participants must be enrolled college students (or December or May graduates) who are members of NABJ, NAHJ, AAJA, or NAJA, or students at a historically black college or university. TBA
Newsday Melville, NY Applications are now closed. https://newsday.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Newsday/job/Melville—Corporate-Center-Drive/Summer-2020-Paid-Reporter-and-Multimedia-Internship_R719 Junior, senior or graduate students. Must have had at least one previous internship at a daily paper, magazine or website. Reporter and Visual Journalist interns must have a driver’s license and a car Summer 2020
Next City Urban Affairs Journalism Fellowship Philadelphia, PA Applications are now closed. http://jobs.nextcity.org/job-post/36687.75827 College journalism students of color Summer, 10 weeks
Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships Cambridge, MA Sept. 25, 2020 https://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-visiting-fellowships/ Those who should consider applying include journalists, publishers, technologists, entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, media analysts, academics and others who want to make an impact. There is no age limit or academic prerequisites, and a college degree is not required. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply. Applicants list their preferred start date, the number of weeks requested (no more than 20), and any flexibility regarding dates in the online application
The O’Brien Fellowship Milwaukee, W.I. Applications open in December 2020. https://www.marquette.edu/obrien-fellowship/application.php Applicants should have at least five years of professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer. Applicants may be connected to print operations, radio, television, websites, podcasts, online publications, wire services, or magazines of general public interest. There are no academic prerequisites.

Applications from international journalists are welcome.

9 months
Orlando Sentinel Orlando, FL Rolling deadlines:

Spring/Summer – Nov. 1

Fall – March 1

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-internships-story.html Undergraduate and graduate students Spring, Summer, or Fall – 10 weeks
Outside Magazine Santa Fe, New Mexico Editorial Fellowship postponed. https://www.outsideonline.com/2060751/careers-outside Applicants should:
– Be passionate about the outdoors (but not necessarily a hardcore athlete)
– Know the magazine well
– Have some professional experience reporting and/or fact-checking at a newspaper, magazine, or website
– Possess strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
Cycle will start in June 2020
Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation Scholarships New York, NY Applications currently closed. screeningroom.org/festivals/public/opc-foundation-scholarship Undergraduate and graduate students Summer
Politico Journalism Institute Arlington, VA, Washington, DC Nov. 30, 2020 https://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-press/2020/10/01/politico-journalism-institute-opens-applications-for-2021session-1524303 Undergraduate students Check back soon for information on the 2021 session.
ProPublica Emerging Reporters Program Various (ProPublica provides stipends for students working at a college news outlet) Rolling https://www.propublica.org/fellowships/emerging-reporters-program Undergraduate and graduate students Year-round
ProPublica Engagement and Social Media Reporting Fellow, ProPublica Illinois Chicago, IL Not currently accepting applicants https://propublica.forms.fm/engagement-and-social-media-reporting-fellow-illinois Mid-June, 6 months
ProPublica Reporting Fellowship New York City Not currently accepting applicants. https://www.propublica.org/fellowships
Pulliam Journalism Fellowships (The Indianapolis Star/The Arizona Republic) Indianapolis, IN /Phoenix, AZ Nov. 1, 2020 https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/08/15/apply-pulliam-journalism-fellowship/88807636/ Juniors and seniors, and graduate students June 7, 2021 – Aug. 13, 2021.
The Reporters Committee Arlington, VA Spring: Nov. 1

Summer: March 1

Fall: Aug. 1

http://www.rcfp.org/about-us/internships

 

Internships open to juniors and seniors, and recent graduates Internships: fall, spring, and summer
Report for America Various Applications are currently closed. Applications reopen in Dec. 2020. https://www.reportforamerica.org/rfa-corps-members/

 

We are looking for talented, service-oriented journalists who want to serve under-covered areas to provide Americans with the information they need to improve their communities and hold powerful institutions accountable. Applications open in December for interested journalists. Selected journalists will be interviewed in the spring. Corps member selections announced in early April. Corps members join newsrooms in June 2020
Reuters Journalism Program New York, London, Asia Not currently accepting applicants http://thomsonreuters.com/en/careers/recent-graduates-interns/recent-graduates.html Final year students and recent graduates 9 months

 

Reveal Investigative Fellowship Training in San Francisco June 22, 2020 http://bit.ly/Revealfellows Experienced journalists of color One year
Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships Various, depending on project Applications currently closed. https://tfas.org/programs/robert-novak-journalism-fellowship/apply/ Working journalists with less than 10 years of professional experience Full-time and part-time awards with quarterly writing installments
Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism Nonresident fellowship April 29, 2020 https://www.cartercenter.org/health/mental_health/fellowships/ Working journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience Self-directed
The Seattle Times Seattle, WA Nov. 13 at 4pm PST http://company.seattletimes.com/careers/#internships Juniors, seniors and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks

 

Sirius XM Radio Various Rolling http://www.siriusxm.com/careers/internships Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, Fall and Spring programs, 13-14 weeks
Smithsonian Magazine Washington, D.C. Generally Nov. 15 for the following summer. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/about/internships-employment.html [The Smithsonian Magazine’s summer internship program is sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors: http://www.magazine.org/asme/internship-program]
Recent graduates and graduate students Six months, full-time internships, Jan.-Jun., Jul.-Dec.
Society of Professional Journalists Pulliam/Kilgore Freedom of Information Washington DC/Indianapolis Not accepting applicants at this time. http://www.spj.org/i-pullkilgore.asp Seniors, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students with journalism background Summer, 10 weeks
South Florida Sun Sentinel Fort Lauderdale, FL Applications currently closed. https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-ne-south-florida-sun-sentinel-interns-20191008-mkdr32dkonetjcyc6nguueppeq-story.html Current college students or recent graduates. Summer, 10 weeks
Sports Journalism Institute Various Applications currently closed. http://sportsjournalisminstitute.org/apply/ Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Must have internship experience

 

May 31 – June 6
Storyhunter New York, NY Rolling Send your resume and a cover letter to eric@storyhunter.com. In the cover letter, which should be no longer than one page, please describe why you would be a great fit with Storyhunter and how this fellowship will help you achieve your career goals. Recents graduates and students with less than a year left to their degrees. 6 months
T. Howard Foundation Various Priority – Oct. 31

Final – Dec. 1

http://www.t-howard.org/internship-program-eligibility-how-apply Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. June-August
Tampa Bay Times Tampa Bay, FL Newsroom – Nov. 1,

Marketing/Ads/Web Development – Feb. 15

http://www.tampabay.com/company/join-us/internships Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Must have internship experience The internships range from 10-week summer experiences to six-month and yearlong fellowships.
Television Academy Foundation Los Angeles, CA Check back in November for news on 2021 session. http://www.emmys.com/foundation/programs/internship/apply Undergraduate and graduate students
The Texas Tribune Student Fellowships Austin, TX Spring: Oct. 2

Summer: Oct. 30

https://www.texastribune.org/jobs/editorial-fellowship Undergraduate and graduate students Spring and Summer
Time Inc. New York, NY Applications are now closed. http://www.timeinc.com/careers/internships/ Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 9-10 weeks
Tulsa World Tulsa, OK Applications are currently closed. https://www.tulsaworld.com/internship/ Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks
USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowships Los Angeles, CA 2020 California Fellowship: Closed.

2020 National Fellowship: Closed.

2020 Data Fellowship: Oct. 16

http://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/fellowships/seminars Early career journalists Data Fellowship: November 30-December 4, 2020
The Virginian-Pilot Norfolk, VA Rolling https://www.pilotonline.com/about/intern/vp-internship-program-20190817-wzbebm23hrfqvphcszs45jlesy-story.html Juniors and seniors are preferred, but sophomores and graduate students also are eligible. Experience at a college paper is a must, and a previous internship at a daily paper is a plus Summer, Fall, Spring
Vox Media Writing Fellowships Washington, D.C. Rolling http://www.voxmedia.com/careers Early-career journalists One year
The Wall Street Journal 2020 Internships New York City, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI Europe and Asia Currently closed. wsj.jobs College juniors and seniors;

Graduate students

General/Summer, 10 weeks
The Washington Post Washington, DC Oct. 7, 2020 http://intern.washpost.com/applying.html Juniors, seniors and graduate students. Must have internship experience Summer, 12 weeks
Washingtonian Magazine Washington, DC Applications are now closed. https://www.washingtonian.com/jobs/ Rising college senior with previous media internship experience or College graduates Fall – four months

Spring- Five months

Summer – three months

Wired Magazine New York, NY Feb. 28, 2020 http://www.wired.com/about/jobs-magazine-fellowships/ Applicants must be pursuing a career in journalism and have experience in a deadline-oriented environment January-June or July-September
Wogrammer Journalism Fellowship The Application Period for next fellowship will open later in 2020 https://wogrammer.org/fellowship Currently enrolled at an accredited university Three fellowship terms per year: Winter, Summer, and Fall
WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR – Eric Von Fellowship Milwaukee, Wisconsin Applications received after October 31, 2020 may not receive consideration. https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/30199 Recently graduated students (within the past 3 years)

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