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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.

Alliance for Women Media

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 14, 2022

Wage: Unpaid

Instructions:

The Alliance for Women in Media along with Google News Initiative and Mattel are investing in the next generation of women in journalism and media! We have partnered to create two unique fellowship programs for students pursuing a career in either journalism or media – those who are clear about their passion to create, tell, direct and connect stories impacting our world.

A select number of students will be selected to attend the Gracies Leadership Awards on Monday, November 14th at Tribeca 360 in New York City. Following this empowering luncheon, the selected students will submit a written or video blog to AWM about their experience.

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The year-long program is intended to prepare and support a journalist of color for a solid career in investigative reporting. The program also provides an opportunity for the fellow’s news outlets to benefit from the fellow’s investigative skill-building. An underlying goal of the program is to increase the range of backgrounds, experiences and interests within the field of investigative journalism, where diverse perspectives are critically important. The fellowship is made possible by the generosity of IRE members and news organization sponsors.

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Texas Tribune

Deadline: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The positions are part time in the spring and fall and are full time in the summer. They are typically based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship. Candidates should be available to work in person when it is safe to do so.

Recent graduates are eligible for the summer program, but spring and fall fellows must be enrolled undergraduate or graduate students while they work at the Tribune. You may apply for more than one position.

For general questions about the fellowship program, please contact Andy Alford, director of editorial recruitment, training and career development. We do not accept applications by email.

We are now taking applications for 2023 spring and summer fellowships — due at 11:59 p.m. Central time Oct. 2 — for the following positions: copy editing, data visuals, engagement, engineering, events, marketing and communications, multimedia, photography, reporting (Austin) and reporting (Washington, D.C.).

FASPE

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for its 2023 Journalism program.

FASPE Journalism is a fully-funded, two-week fellowship program in professional ethics and ethical leadership that approaches the study of professional ethics by examining the actions and choices of German and international journalists in covering and enabling Nazi policies. It then draws on this historical example to help Journalism Fellows grasp their responsibility as professionals in their field and in their communities and to identify and confront the ethical issues currently facing practicing journalists and media outlets at large. The program takes place in Germany and Poland at the sites of Nazi history, allowing Fellows to benefit from the power of the place and immersive, contextual learning.

McGraw Business Journal

Deadline: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Are you a journalist with a great idea for a high-impact story that “Follows the Money,” but few resources to get it done? The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism would like to hear from you.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism provides experienced journalists with grants up to $15,000 and the editorial support needed to produce deeply reported enterprise and investigative stories that delve into critical economic, financial or business issues across a wide array of subjects. You don’t need to be a business reporter to apply; many of our previous Fellows have been generalists, or cover beats such as health care, education or the environment. Others have focused on issues such as economic inequality or corporate accountability.

We consider proposals from both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media — text, audio, and short-form video — and encourage those that combine formats to create a multimedia package. We look for projects that focus on important local or regional topics, as well as those that tackle compelling national or international stories or report on under-covered communities or issues. Journalists of color and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

We accept applications twice a year. The deadline to apply for Fall 2022 Fellowships is September 30, 2022. Applications for the Spring 2023 Fellowships will be due March 31, 2023. We will also consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that might qualify, please contact us at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu.

The Fund of Investigative Journalism

Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

In its commitment to increasing diversity in the field of investigative journalism, the Fund for Investigative Journalism is offering six-month Diversity Fellowships for three journalists. The fellowships are open to individual applicants from groups underrepresented in investigative journalism due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender or religion.

The Fund is partnering with three news organizations who will host fellows in their newsrooms: The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, USA TODAY and Wisconsin Watch. To apply, journalists will submit a proposal for an investigative story they would work on during the six-month fellowship, while embedded in one of these three newsrooms. Proposals for USA TODAY can be on any topic. Proposals for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and Wisconsin Watch need to have a state or regional focus. The Fund and host outlets will review and score proposals jointly.