Fellowships & Annual Programs

This lists annual opportunities with varying deadlines. We update it as new deadlines are available. Please also see our internships and jobs pages for recent postings.

 

Organization Location Deadline

(most recent if closed)

URL Eligibility Dates
AAJA – The Corky Lee Photojournalism Fellowship New York City 11:59pm ET on May 14, 2022

Applications will be judged by a panel of AAJA photographers. Applicants will be notified by the end of May.

(Link) Students, young professionals and people of color are encouraged to apply, AAJA members and non-members are both welcome to apply. Project proposals must be based in New York City Projects must be completed by Fall 2022
Abe Fellowship (Social Science Research Council) Japan Rolling (Link) US citizen or permanent resident with at least 5 years journalism experience Fellowship term is 3-12 months over a 24 month period
Al Día News Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 1st (Link) N/A Start Date: June 1st, 2022
The Alicia Patterson Foundation Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Applications must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2022 (Link) 1 year or 6 month
American Press Institute Arlington, VA Program on pause (Link) Current student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent graduate Summer, 12 weeks
American Society of Magazine Editors New York, Washington, D.C. Dec. 1, 2021 (Link) Rising seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 Summer, 10 weeks
Asian American Writers’ Workshop New York Oct. 18, 2021 (Link) Emerging Asian American writers, aged 30 and under 1 year
Associated Press New York, Washington, Chicago, LA, Jerusalem, Moscow, London, Tokyo and more. Internships for 2021 have been filled. Please check back in November 2021 for updated information for 2022. (Link) Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent college graduates Summer, 12 weeks
Association for Women in Sports Media Various Application process open Oct. 23, 2021 (Link) Full-time female undergrad (sophomores and above) or graduate students Summer
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta, GA. Summer 2022 – Oct. 1, 2021

Fall 2021 – June 1, 2021

Spring 2022 – Sept. 15, 2021

(Link) 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 2021

Applications for the July session are open mid-October 2021 to late-January 2022

(Link) Recent college graduates Jan.-Dec.

Jul.-Jun.

Bartley Fellowship New York February 15, 2022 Summer 2022 – Arts Criticism Internship
Summer 2022 – Books Criticism Internship
Summer 2022 – Opinion Internship
Summer 2022 – Social Media Internship
Juniors, seniors or recent graduates 10-week paid summer internships, June, July and August, start dates can be flexible.
Bloomberg Hong Kong and New York Rolling (Link) Requirements vary depending on internship Summer, 8-10 weeks
The Boston Globe Boston, MA Nov. 1, 2021 (Link) 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, 2021 for January – June, 2022 co-op

March 1, 2021 for July – December 2021 co-op

(Link)

 

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 (Link) Experienced journalists or small/mid-sized newsrooms who have a great idea for an investigation.
The Boston Globe – Media Development Fellowship N/A Monday, May 23rd at 5:00 pm ET. Candidate(s) will be notified and selected by mid-June 2022. (Link) Recent college graduates who have completed graduation within the last three years. College seniors with a confirmed graduation date prior to the start of the Fellowship (Sept 2022) 2 year-program
The Buffalo News Buffalo, NY March 31, 2021 (Link) Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent grads Summer, 10 weeks
Cancer Research Institute Science Writing Bethesda, MD Sign up to be notified when the 2021 application cycle begins late 2023. (Link) 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, 2021, after which applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. (Link) 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 (Link) 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 On pause (Link)
[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 2021 (Link) Juniors, seniors and graduate students Spring/Summer, 10-12 weeks
The Christian Science Monitor Boston, MA Summer – Jan. 15, 2022

Spring – Oct. 15, 2021

Fall – May 15, 2022

(Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Year-round
The Dallas Morning News Dallas, TX/ Washington, DC Rolling (Link) 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 (Not accepting applicants at this time) (Link) Must be between the ages of 22 and 38 Varies depending on project
Deadline Club Scholarship Program New York, NY March 16, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in journalism or journalism-oriented communications programs in the New York City metropolitan area, which includes all campuses within 50 miles of Columbus Circle. N/A
Democracy Now! Digital Fellowship New York, NY Rolling (Link) Early career journalists 1 year, starting in summer
Dēmos Emerging Voices Fellowship—Voting Rights Journalist New York, NY Rolling (Link). Early career journalists Year-round
The Denver Post New York, NY 11:59 p.m. ET on April 3, 2022 (Link) N/A June 28, 2022 – June 23, 2023 Note: The Type Investigations fellowship is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.
Dow Jones News Fund (Business Reporting, Data Journalism,Digital Media or Copy Editing) Various Rolling (Link) Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students

 

Summer, 10 weeks
The Economist NY & DC Dec. 31, 2021 (Link) One-year
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 Rolling (Link) 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 Jan. 2, 2022 To learn more about FASPE and to apply, please visit:

(Link)

Applicants must either: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program of any kind and planning to work as a journalist;

OR 2) be working as a journalist with an undergraduate degree in any field received between May 2015 and May 2020 or a graduate degree in any field received between May 2018 and January 2020.

Virtual workshop: May 21-June 4, 2021

Travel to sites of historical significance in Germany and Poland will take place October 9-17, 2021.

Fellowship Institute for Journalists: Decolonizing the Representation of Muslim Women in The Media California June 30, 2022 (Link) The Institute is open to graduate students in schools of journalism and communication and to early career professionals within five years of degree completion. Fall of 2022 to December of 2023
Gannett – USA Today Network Various Rolling (Link) Recent graduates Jan.-Jun.
Google Journalism Fellowship Various Applications are currently closed. Check for updates soon. (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students TBA
Grist Fellowship Seattle, WA For July intakes, applications will open by mid-April. For January intakes, applications will open by mid-October 2021. (Link) Recent graduates Fall, Spring
Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists Various locations in Hawaii December 2021 – January 2022 (Link) 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 New York, NY Sunday, March 13, 2022 by 11:59pm EST for 2022/23 application. (Link) Open to entry-level or mid-career journalists. 1 year
Insider Inc. Fully remote but options to work in NY, DC, SF, LA, UK, Singapore Open until positions are filled. New fellowship classes every six months, usually in January and June. (Link) Recent college graduates, but there is no education requirement or age cutoff 6 months, 40hrs/week
The Intercept New York, NY Application period now closed. The Intercept’s 12-week Editorial Fellowship program will hopefully resume in 2022. (Link) Recent college graduates Summer or Fall, 12 weeks
Lee Ester News Fellowship Madison, WI Application period currently closed. (Link) Recent graduates or early career journalists 9 months
The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles, CA Oct. 15, 2021 (Link) Undergraduates and graduate students Summer
MacDowell Fall Residency Program Peterborough, New Hampshire January 15, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET for the summer 2022 season (June – September 2022).
MacDowell is NOT accepting applications. Our next application deadline is September 10, 2022 for the Spring/Summer 2023 residency season (March – August 2023).
(Link) 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 Applications for the Spring 2022 Fellowships will be due March 31, 2022. Applications for the Fall 2022 Fellowships will be due September 30, 2022. (Link) Working journalists with at least 5 years experience Summer, Winter
Metpro (The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times) Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, LA The application will open again in November 2022. (Link) Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates TBA
The Miami Herald Miami, FL Oct. 31 every year for the following year. (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks
The Minneapolis Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN Rolling (Link) Open to seniors, graduate students and recent graduates with daily news experience. Summer, 10 weeks
MPR News, Minnesota Public Radio (Toni Randolph Fellowship) St. Paul, MN April 1, 2022 (Link) N/A June 6, 2022 – June 2, 2023
Moment Magazine Washington, DC Rolling (Link) 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 Rolling (Link) 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.

 

(Link) Seniors, graduate students and recent graduates Spring/Summer

 

National Journalism Center Washington, DC Rolling (Link) 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 Summer 2022: May 31, 2022 – August 19, 2022 (Link)

 

 

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 Now open (Link)

(Link)

Recent graduates 1 year
New Jersey Newspaper Foundation Various locations in New Jersey Jan. 14, 2022 (Link) New Jersey residents currently enrolled in school, or students attending a New Jersey college or university Summer, 6-8 weeks
The New York Times Newsroom Fellowship New York City, Washington, DC Recruiting for 2022 program begins in Fall 2021. (Link) The program targets journalists with some experience who are early in their careers, including recent graduates of college and graduate school. 12 months, beginning in June
The New York Times Student Journalism Institute New York The Times will recruit its first class in the spring of 2022. (Link) 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. The Institute is tentatively slated for May 22 – June 6, 2021. The dates are subject to change.
Next City Urban Affairs Journalism Fellowship Philadelphia, PA Applications are now closed. (Link) College journalism students of color Summer, 10 weeks
Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships Cambridge, MA International Nieman Fellowships (for non-U.S. citizens, even if you work in the U.S.): Dec. 1, 2021
U.S. Nieman Fellowships (for U.S. citizens, even if you do not work in the U.S.): Jan. 31, 2022
(Link) 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. The application period runs from Dec. 1 through Jan. 21. Check back in November 2022 applications for the 2022-23 academic year. (Link) 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 2022 by Nov. 19, 2021.

(Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Spring, Summer, or Fall – 10 weeks
Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation Scholarships New York, NY December 1st, 2021 (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Summer
PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellow N/A April 14, 2022 (Link) US Citizen, Current Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled and in good standing at a college/university as of January 1, 2022, who will not be graduating in May 2022. 10-week PBS NewsHour summer fellowship
Politico Journalism Institute Various Rolling (Link)
ProPublica Emerging Reporters Program Various (ProPublica provides stipends for students working at a college news outlet) Rolling (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Year-round
ProPublica Engagement and Social Media Reporting Fellow, ProPublica Illinois Chicago, IL On pause (Link) Mid-June, 6 months
ProPublica Reporting Fellowship New York City Nov. 1, 2021 (Link)
Pulliam Journalism Fellowships (The Indianapolis Star/The Arizona Republic) Indianapolis, IN /Phoenix, AZ Nov. 1, 2021 (Link) Juniors and seniors, and graduate students June 7, 2021 – Aug. 13, 2021.
The Reporters Committee Arlington, VA Rolling (Link)

 

Internships open to juniors and seniors, and recent graduates Internships: fall, spring, and summer
Report for America Various Applications for 2022-23 are now closed. (Link)

 

Corps members are typically emerging journalists with fewer than 8 years’ experience.

For 2021-2022, we’re piloting a small group of mid- to late-career corps members.

Finalists will be reached out to in February, and will learn in March whether a newsroom has selected them as its RFA corps member. Those hired become employees of their respective newsrooms and will begin their employment June 1.
Reuters Journalism Program New York, London, Asia Rolling (Link) Final year students and recent graduates 9 months

 

Reveal Investigative Fellowship Training in San Francisco On pause (Link) Experienced journalists of color One year
Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships Various, depending on project April 14, 2022. (Link) 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 6, 2022. (Link) Working journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience Self-directed
The Seattle Times Seattle, WA Check back in Fall 2022 for more information about the summer 2023 internship program.

(Link) Juniors, seniors and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks

 

Sirius XM Radio Various Rolling (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, Fall and Spring programs, 13-14 weeks
Smithsonian Magazine Washington, D.C. Generally Nov. 15 for the following summer. (Link) [The Smithsonian Magazine’s summer internship program is sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors: (Link) 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 April 15, 2022. (Link) Seniors, recent graduates, graduate students, or law students with journalism background Summer, 10 weeks
South Florida Sun Sentinel Fort Lauderdale, FL Oct. 15 (Link) Current college students or recent graduates. Summer, 10 weeks
Sports Journalism Institute Various Closed.
August 2022 for 2023 applications.
(Link) 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, 2021

Final – Dec. 1, 2021

(Link) Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. June-August
Tampa Bay Times Tampa Bay, FL Newsroom – Nov. 1,

Marketing/Ads/Web Development – Feb. 15

(Link) 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 Rolling (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students
The Texas Tribune Student Fellowships Austin, TX Spring 2022: Oct. 15, 2021

Summer 2022: Nov. 1, 2021

(Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Spring and Summer
Tulsa World Tulsa, OK Nov. 5, 2021 (Link) Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks
Type Investigations & Type Media Center Denver, CO Closed. (Link) Seniors, graduate students and recent graduates June 28, 2022 – June 23, 2023

Note: The Type Investigations fellowship is separate from the internship program at The Nation magazine, though it was previously a jointly administered program.

USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowships Los Angeles, CA 2021 Data Fellowship: Closed.

 

 

(Link) Early career journalists Data Fellowship: November 30-December 4, 2020
The Virginian-Pilot Norfolk, VA Closed.
If you have questions, please contact internship director Sean Kennedy,
sean.kennedy@pilotonline.com
(Link) 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 (Link) Early-career journalists One year
The Wall Street Journal 2021 Internships New York City, Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI Europe and Asia Rolling (Link) College juniors and seniors;

Graduate students

General/Summer, 10 weeks
The Washington Post Washington, DC Closed.

Return in August 2022 to learn more about the 2023 opportunities.

(Link) Juniors, seniors and graduate students. Must have internship experience Summer, 12 weeks
Wired Magazine New York, NY Suspended until further notice. (Link) Applicants must be pursuing a career in journalism and have experience in a deadline-oriented environment January-June or July-September
WUWM, Milwaukee’s NPR – Eric Von Fellowship Milwaukee, Wisconsin On pause (Link) Recently graduated students (within the past 3 years)

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