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Fellowships

Explore open fellowship opportunities in media and communication.

Ready to get your career started but unsure where to begin? Apply for a fellowship program. These programs are designed to help early-career journalists develop a strong foundation for a successful career. Fellowship programs are often full-time paid positions that provide mentorship and guidance. View upcoming recruiter visits.

Department of the Army

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

The Army values diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, cultures and skills, which connects employees to organizations that are committed to building an inclusive work environment where they can contribute to their fullest potential.

POLITICO

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

POLITICO is seeking exceptional college students and recent graduates for its fall editorial internship program. Interns work on our magazine, our breaking news desk or our policy reporting teams:
Breaking news interns cover fast-paced developments in real time, quickly turning around stories on Washington’s most important power players and events.
Policy interns work as full-time beat reporters covering the political tensions and policy debates over the federal government role in every aspect of American life.
Magazine interns. Magazine interns fact-check and produce POLITICO’s long-form stories and analysis, assist the editorial and visual teams with research, and pitch, report and write their own ambitious features on American politics and culture

MediaWise & Poynter Institute

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

MediaWise, the Poynter Institute’s groundbreaking digital media literacy organization, is seeking a one-year social media fellow to produce engaging media literacy content across platforms, and assist with MediaWise’s growing youth media literacy efforts.

We’re looking for someone who is tuned into the world of mis- and disinformation, understands social media storytelling and has the skills to create innovative, platform-specific content for YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok on deadline.

In this role, the fellow will assist with MediaWise’s Teen Fact-Checking Network and Campus Correspondent programs — both national, virtual newsrooms made up of students who produce educational fact-checking and media literacy content for social media. Experience working with, or as, a student journalist is a plus.

The position is based at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Fla. Poynter is a leading trainer of journalism and journalists, and as a fellow, you’ll have access to some of journalism’s best training opportunities and thought leaders.

Pac-12 Networks

Deadline: Friday, June 3, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

As the content arm of the Pac-12, Pac-12 Networks is the first and only sports media company to be wholly owned by its 12 universities. With a mission of connecting fans to the universities and sports they love, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events each season, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. Pac-12 Networks consists of seven 24/7 TV networks, including one national and six regional, as well as a free ad-supported TV (FAST) channel in Pac-12 Insider that features a growing number of live events, as well as other digital properties, content and services via the Pac-12 Now app, Pac-12.com, social media accounts and universities official athletics websites. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming and provides visibility for marquee football, basketball, and women’s and Olympic sports events.

The Pac-12 Networks Graduate Internship Program offers recent graduates of a Pac-12 university an opportunity to gain experience in a sports media company with two unique internship programs.

Pac-12 Networks Graduate Interns must be able to commit to a full-time, 40-hour per week schedule, for this twelve-month long program from August 15, 2022, to August 11, 2023. Pac-12 Graduate Interns will be paid $26.00 per hour and are eligible to participate in Pac-12 Networks benefits.

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wage: Unpaid

Instructions:

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists typically hosts its annual student journalism training project, CONNECT, at the National Convention.

Through the program, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists chooses students from across the country to participate in its training project, which provides real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students who are considering a career in journalism.

Students participating in the project will produce portfolio-quality journalism, network with media professionals and receive feedback on their resumes and career plans. They will work with mentors from organizations including NPR, the Associated Press and The New York Times to report, edit, photograph, design and produce the news of the NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists National Convention and the host city, while helping to ensure fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ issues at the event.

NBCU Academy

Deadline: Friday, June 3, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The 24-month NBCU Academy Embed Program is an unmatched opportunity for recent graduates from NBCU Academy four-year academic partner schools and other colleges or universities. Early career and entry-level candidates who are members of a journalism diversity organization can also apply. Embeds will spend two years working full-time with a business unit within NBCU. This opportunity is designed to provide participants with hands-on experience and training with world-class media experts. Upon completion of the program, Embeds will network with hiring managers and can apply for permanent positions across Comcast/NBCU.

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

Deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict invites graduate students to apply for a limited number of positions in the Recovering Truth graduate fellows training program. This program is part of the Recovering Truth project, a collaborative research initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The project is directed by Professors John Carlson and Tracy Fessenden and gathers team members from across the university and beyond to focus on the pursuit, meaning, discovery, and recovery of truth.

Society grapples today with a striking indifference to truth. This is so in parts of our government, in some of our classrooms, in swaths of media, and among the general public. Authoritarian, anti-democratic, and anti-expertise movements are surging in the United States and around the world. Credibility falters when trust in our institutions falls away. In response to these civic challenges, the Recovering Truth Project brings together scholars and journalists to collaborate as truth-seekers and truthtellers in order to safeguard public trust, enrich each other’s work, invigorate public discussion of the importance of truth, and help repair the fabric of democratic life. We are especially interested in exploring the role that different beliefs about reality, transcendence, theology, moral principles, and other truth claims have played in animating democratic life.

Boston Globe

Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

For over 150 years, The Boston Globe has produced award-winning journalism and has invested in new talent and innovative business strategies to meet the fast-changing demands of the industry. As the Globe continues to expand its coverage, products, and audience, a new framework to train the next generation of media professionals is an opportunity to create meaningful change. The Boston Globe Media Development Fellowship will provide early-career media professionals from historically underrepresented groups in journalism with a longer runway and the opportunity to gain experience in both the editorial and business-side functions of the organization.

This two-year program will combine a reporting fellowship within The Boston Globe’s newsroom and a business-side fellowship with Boston Globe Media’s marketing and commercial revenue teams. Fellows will gain experience in products and programming that will help ensure a more sustainable future for the news media industry. They will also learn about how these core pillars of the business can work together to support the Globe’s journalism and deepen connections with the community.

The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com

Deadline: Monday, May 30, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, are seeking journalists for reporting fellowships on an ongoing grant-funded environmental project.

The journalist will be a part of a three-person team that includes an award-winning, nationally recognized reporter and two reporting fellows. The team, working with the environment editor, will work on major projects, enterprise stories, daily coverage and content for social media channels. The position focuses primarily on reporting and research, including interviews with sources for stories.

The fellowships last one year and is full-time, 40 hours a week, and includes paid time off, health insurance and other company benefits.

This journalist works with the senior reporter and will be expected to work independently on some reporting and research. Experience in environmental journalism or research is preferred, as is knowledge of related topics, such as endangered species, climate change, water management, forest or land management.

Financial Times

Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

At the FT, we aim for employees across all regions to have a voice so that diverse perspectives are heard and valued. We believe that a supportive workplace is one where employees feel they can be themselves at work and have the flexibility they need to meet their personal needs. We'll continue to remove barriers for all, and in particular barriers facing employees from underrepresented groups.

This program is for recent college graduates interested in working in a newsroom. No prior experience necessary.

As a part of the Financial Times Group, Money-Media’s newsroom is well-resources and part of a global network. And as part of the FT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, we are looking for someone who brings perspectives and experience that are currently underrepresented in our newsroom.

Money-Media fellows will rotate through different teams over a one-year term, gaining exposure to various beats and writing styles. Our titles focus on decision-makers at financial service companies, corporate board directors overseeing companies you already know, and design and marketing execs at leasing consumer brands.

Grist

Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to highlighting climate solutions and uncovering environmental injustices. Since 1999, we have used the power of journalism to engage the public about the perils of the most existential threat we face. Now that three-quarters of Americans recognize that climate change is happening, we’ve shifted our focus to show that a just and sustainable future is within reach. Grist’s editorial team leads the conversation on climate change and climate action, producing daily news and analysis pieces, as well as video and longform stories, on humanity’s attempt to grapple with the most critical issue it faces.

Job Description
Grist is seeking a News Fellow to join our Editorial team. With the mentorship and support of Grist’s editorial staff, the news fellow will be expected to write quick takes on the news, newsletter items, and more in-depth reported stories. You’ll help chronicle the progress being made to tackle the climate crisis, whether it’s coming from scientific laboratories, the halls of Congress, or companies and corporations.

This fellowship is a full-time position and will run for six months, beginning August 1, 2022 and ending January 31, 2023. The fellow will report to a senior editor. The News Fellow is a member of Grist’s collective bargaining unit.

Yahoo News

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love—from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news—with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.

A little about you:
One of your first considerations for a news story is how it can be told visually. Your strengths are video writing, interviewing, pulling and sourcing elements for your news video. You have fresh takes on how a story can be told through video, whether it’s a human interest piece or an explainer. We want to hear from people with a proven track record of publishing visual news stories that shape conversations.

Fulbright

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the largest program of its kind in the United States, awarding more than 800 fellowships annually. Over 400 different types of opportunities are available to teach, research and conduct professional projects in more than 135 countries. Whether you are higher education faculty and administrators, or, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, and independent scholars outside of the academy, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program has international opportunities to fit your needs and further your goals.