Fellowships & Annual Programs

 

Organization Location Deadline to Apply URL Eligibility Internship 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 Jan. 6, 2019 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, 2019 asmeinternship.org Incoming seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 within their major Summer, 10 weeks
Asian American Writers’ Workshop New York Sept. 12, 2019 (CLOSED) http://www.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. CLOSED, return to this site in November for details regarding the 2020 internship program. 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 Oct. 15, 2019 http://awsmonline.org/latest-news/application-period-open-for-awsms-2020-scholars-program 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 Oct. 8, 2019 http://www.atlanticmedia.com/careers/ Recent college graduates Jan.-Dec. 2020
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, 2019 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 Buffalo News Buffalo, NY March 29, 2019 (CLOSED, check back soon) https://buffalonews.com/2019/02/05/want-to-be-a-city-intern-applications-now-available/ Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent grads Summer, 10 weeks
Bustle New York Summer – Apr. 15, 2019

Considerations for other semesters on rolling basis

Applicants must have proven writing skills, experience pitching stories, a wealth of story ideas, and be passionate about covering one of the following topics: News/Politics, Entertainment, Fashion/Beauty, Lifestyle, Web Culture/Viral Content, Books. To apply, please send a short cover letter about why you’re interested, a resume (PDF preferred), and three related clips (links to published work preferred) to intern@bustle.com with the subject line: “Summer Internship: Topic – Your Name” Juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates Summer, Fall, Spring
Cancer Research Institute Science Writing Bethesda, MD Application cycle is currently closed.  Please sign up to be notified when the 2020 application cycle begins in early November. https://ncf.nci.nih.gov/  Graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients 6 months-1 year
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 – Jul. 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 Courier-Journal Louisville, KY Dec. 3, 2018 http://tinyurl.com/cjinternships Degree-seeking student currently enrolled at a college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0. Students must have completed one year of college. Preference given to more advanced students. Those who have completed undergraduate work also are accepted. Summer, 12 weeks
The Dallas Morning News Dallas, TX/ Washington, DC Nov. 1, 2019 https://ahbelo.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/search 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 12, 2019 (WINNERS SELECTED. Check back next year for 2020 scholarship contest) 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 October 31, 2019 http://www.denverpost.com/internships Seniors, graduate students and recent graduates Summer, 10 Weeks
The Detroit News Detroit, MI CLOSED http://static.detroitnews.com/help/ Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates Summer, 12 weeks
Dow Jones News Fund (Business Reporting, Data Journalism,Digital Media or Copy Editing) Various Nov. 8, 2019 https://www.newsfund.org/ Open to juniors, seniors and graduate students

 

Summer, 10 weeks
ESPN Stuart Scott Internship Bristol, CT Feb. 15, 2019 https://www.nabj.org/page/18ScottIntern Undergraduate and graduate students June 10 – Aug. 17, 2019
Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland Dec. 30, 2019 To learn more about FASPE and to apply, please visit: http://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 Talent Development Program Various Rolling http://www.gannett.com/article/99999999/CAREERS07/120106001 Recent graduates Jan.-Jun.
Google Journalism Fellowship Various Watch for announcements later this year. http://www.google.com/get/journalismfellowship/index.html Undergraduate and graduate students TBA
Grist Fellowship Seattle, WA Application period is now closed. http://www.grist.org/fellowships/ Recent graduates Fall, Spring
Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists Various locations in Hawaii Application process begins in December, lasts through January 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
Huffington Post New York, NY Rolling http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jobs/#internships_125713BR N/A 4-6 month fellowship
Ida B. Wells Fellowship Varies depending on project Application period now closed. https://www.typeinvestigations.org/about/special-funds/ida-b-wells-fellowship/ Early career journalists 1 year
The Intercept New York, NY Application periods now closed. Editorial Fellow: https://boards.greenhouse.io/firstlookmedia/jobs/1065388

Audience Engagement Fellow: https://boards.greenhouse.io/firstlookmedia/jobs/1065410

Recent college graduates Summer or Fall, 12 weeks
Kentucky School of Journalism Foundation Various locations in Kentucky Jan. 31, 2020 http://www.kypress.com/intern/ Sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates Summer, 10 weeks
Lee Ester News Fellowship Madison, WI Application period now closed. https://www.wpr.org/lee-ester-news-fellow Recent graduates or early career journalists 9 months
The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles, CA Reporting; Photo & Video – Nov. 1, 2019

Website;Visualization & Data – Dec. 1, 2019

Data Desk; Design – Dec. 15, 2019

http://www.latimes.com/interns Undergraduates and graduate students Summer
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 Winter – January 3, 2020 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 Nov. 1 https://cronkite.asu.edu/outreach/meredith-cronkite-fellowship Undergraduate and graduate students Jan., 1 week
Metpro (The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times) Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, LA Applications closed for 2019. Stay tuned for 2020 deadlines. www.metpronews.com Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates Stay tuned for 2020 details.
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, 2019 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 Oct. 1 for Dec. fellowship

Apr. 1 for June fellowship

http://www.motherjones.com/about/ben-bagdikian-fellowship-program Recent graduates 6 month fellowship
Type Media Center (formerly The Nation) New York City/Washington, DC Next round of applications for Fellowship support will open in early Fall 2019. http://www.nationinstitute.org/internships/1000/ Seniors, graduate students and recent graduates Spring/Summer

 

National Public Radio – NPR Washington, D.C., Culver City, CA, New York City, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA Internship applications for the Winter/Spring 2020 semester will open at the beginning of October. https://www.npr.org/about-npr/181881227/want-to-be-an-npr-intern

 

 

Must be an undergraduate student, a graduate student, 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 2020. 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 Applications closed for 2019. Stay tuned for 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 Applications for the 2020 class will begin to be accepted in the Fall of 2019. 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, 2019 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. May 16-31, 2020
Newsday Melville, NY Oct. 31, 2019 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 CLOSED. http://jobs.nextcity.org/job-post/36687.75827 College journalism students of color Summer, 10 weeks
Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships Cambridge, MA Sept. 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. 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 12), and any flexibility regarding dates in the online application
The O’Brien Fellowship Milwaukee, W.I. Begins Accepting Applications:

Dec. 1, 2019

Deadline:

Jan. 20, 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
Orange County Register Santa Ana, CA CLOSED http://www.ocregister.com/sections/about/careers/internships/ Juniors, seniors, graduate students and recent graduates Year-round, 10 weeks
Orlando Sentinel Orlando, FL Spring 2019 – Oct. 15, 2018

Summer 2019 – March 1, 2019

Fall 2019 – June 15, 2019

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-internships-story.html Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks
Overseas Press Club (OPC) Foundation Scholarships New York, NY Dec. 1, 2019 screeningroom.org/festivals/public/opc-foundation-scholarship Undergraduate and graduate students Summer
Politico Journalism Institute Arlington, VA, Washington, DC Jan. 15, 2019 (Applications are CLOSED – check back soon for 2020 session!) https://www.politico.com/pji Undergraduate students Check back soon for information on the 2020 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 Rolling https://www.propublica.org/fellowships Applicants should have prior journalism experience Summer, 16 weeks
Pulliam Journalism Fellowships (The Indianapolis Star/The Arizona Republic) Indianapolis, IN /Phoenix, AZ Nov. 1, 2019 https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/08/15/apply-pulliam-journalism-fellowship/88807636/ Juniors and seniors, and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks
The Reporters Committee Arlington, VA Spring: Nov. 1

Summer: March 1

Fall: Aug. 1

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

 

Juniors and seniors, and recent graduates Spring, Summer, Fall
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 Rolling, not currently accepting applicants http://bit.ly/Revealfellows Experienced journalists of color One year
Robert Novak Journalism Fellowships Various, depending on project The application deadline for the 2019-20 Novak Fellowship is now 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 The application window for the 2019-2020 fellowship is now closed. 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. 1 http://company.seattletimes.com/careers/#internships Sophomores, 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 Rolling http://www.tribpub.com/career-opportunities/ Juniors and seniors Summer, 11 weeks
Sports Journalism Institute Various Nov. 1, 2019 http://sportsjournalisminstitute.org/apply/ Sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students. Must have internship experience

 

Summer, 8-day class class at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. followed by an 8-week paid internship. May 30-June 7
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 Summer
Television Academy Foundation Los Angeles, CA The application period for Summer 2020 internships will open in November, 2019. http://www.emmys.com/foundation/programs/internship/apply Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 8 weeks
The Texas Tribune Student Fellowships Austin, TX Spring – Oct. 4, 2019

Summer – Nov. 15, 2019

https://www.texastribune.org/jobs/editorial-fellowship Undergraduate and graduate students Spring and Summer
Time Inc. New York, NY CLOSED http://www.timeinc.com/careers/internships/ Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 9-10 weeks
Tulsa World Tulsa, OK Oct. 15, 2019 https://www.tulsaworld.com/internship/ Undergraduate and graduate students Summer, 10 weeks
USC Annenberg National Health Journalism Fellowships Los Angeles, CA California Fellowship: Recruitment begins in Oct. 2019

Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund: Deadline is September 20, 2019

http://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/fellowships/seminars Early career journalists California Fellowship: March 2020

Data Fellowship: Oct. 23-26, 2019

 

Viacom Summer Associates Program New York, NY CLOSED http://www.viacomcareers.com/summerassoc.html Recent graduates Summer, 10 weeks
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 Nov. 1, 2019 wsj.jobs College juniors and seniors;

Graduate students

General/Summer, 10 weeks
The Washington Post Washington, DC Oct. 9, 2019 http://intern.washpost.com/applying.html Juniors, seniors and graduate students. Must have internship experience Summer, 12 weeks
Washingtonian Magazine Washington, DC CLOSED https://www.washingtonian.com 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 Applications have closed, please return to this page in late fall 2019 for information on next year’s program. 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 Winter Fellowship (Applications open in January)

Summer Fellowship (Applications open in June)

Fall Fellowship (Applications open in September)

https://wogrammer.org/jf-application/ Currently enrolled at an accredited university Three fellowship terms per year: Winter, Summer, and Fall

Back >