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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.

Typw Media Center

Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Named after the pioneering Black investigative reporter, the Ida B. Wells Fellowship is designed to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters who come from underserved backgrounds, and bring those experiences, perspectives, and interests to their work. Winners are chosen by an annual competition.

For the 2023-24 cycle, Type Investigations will provide three fellows with a $25,000 stipend ($20,000 in payments distributed on a monthly basis throughout the year, plus $5,000 in bonus payments disbursed upon completion of the fellowship project), and access to Type Investigations editors who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting. The one-year fellowship also provides a $2,500 stipend for travel and other reporting expenses, and covers the costs associated with attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference and an online data reporting boot camp. Each fellow will also enjoy access to research resources, legal counsel, fact-checking, and assistance with story placement and publicity. The fellowship is a one-time educational opportunity and is non-renewable.

One of the fellowship slots is reserved for a Southern Ida B. Wells Fellow, who is based in and will report from North or South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, or Mississippi. The Southern fellow's work must appear in an outlet serving this region. If you meet these criteria and would like to be considered for the Southern Fellowship, please check the corresponding box within the application form.

Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying the field of investigative reporting. The fellowship is open to reporters with some professional experience -- at least three years is optimal, although we are open to strong candidates who are newer to the field. No amount of experience is too much! All we ask for is a strong interest in embarking upon your first substantial piece of investigative journalism through this fellowship.

The deadline for the 2023 application is Sunday, March 12 at 11:59pm EST. Please note that Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12 and submit your application at least an hour prior to the deadline in case you experience technical issues. Late applications will not be accepted. If you choose to apply, you will be alerted at the beginning of April if your application has advanced to the semi-finalist round of the process, and you will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation at that time. Finalists will be interviewed in late April/early May, and fellows will be chosen by mid-May. The fellowship runs from June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024.

Hearst Television

Deadline: Monday, April 3, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The legendary Fred Young worked for Hearst for more than 40 years, producing impactful and award winning stories. Dedicated to his accomplishments, the Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellowship is a 12-week, paid fellowship program at a Hearst Television station.

As a producer, you’ll play an important role in helping us to find and capture the same kinds of stories Fred did. You’ll learn from senior leaders, tackle real projects, and receive mentoring designed to start your career path. After successfully completing the program, you’ll be offered a full-time newscast producing position at one of our stations. You’ll be paid approximately $769 per week during the 12-week program and will be responsible for your own housing. The station where the fellow will train will assist in identifying local housing.

You need to have demonstrated an interest in and ability to produce news, either for television, radio or online.

Excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to produce a newscast, and a good base of editorial judgement are important.

You also need to have a strong academic record, and two recommendations from faculty or internship supervisors. You must be completing your senior year of college or graduate school, and be graduating in the Summer of 2023 (anytime from May-August). You must be willing to spend up to 12 weeks post-graduation at a Hearst Television station of the company’s choosing and be willing to relocate to an appointed employing Hearst station after finishing the program.

Please click the link to learn more and to apply. Include the following documentation in your application:

- A letter expressing interest in the fellowship and promoting your candidacy.
- An essay about the role of a producer in contemporary television news (one page, single-spaced).
- An updated copy of your resume with work experience and accomplishments.
- A complete academic transcript through your completed semester.
- Two academic or professional recommendations.

Finalists will be interviewed by phone and either in-person or via video conference.

IRTS

Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The IRTS Foundation's Summer Fellowship Program provides an outstanding diverse group of aspiring media professionals with unparalleled access to the industry.

In addition to their internships, Fellows meet professionals from top networks, agencies, station groups, tech firms, social strategy companies, industry associations, and much more! Many of our speakers are alumni of this very program that has been in existence for more than 50 years - successful role models eager to welcome Fellows to the IRTS family! The knowledge that is gained through our meetings gives Fellows a unique, competitive edge as they launch their careers.

Current College / University Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students are eligible to apply.

Asian American Journalist Assoication

Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

A young sports broadcast journalist who has less than three years of professional experience will receive $2,000 to support their career pursuits in honor of Michael Kim, the godfather of AAJA’s Sports Task Force and a pioneer for Asian Americans in sports broadcast journalism. The scholarship is made possible thanks to the Sports Task Force and a yearly donation by Michael Kim.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of demonstrated journalistic ability, financial need, a strong commitment to the pursuit of a sports journalism career and dedication to AAJA’s mission of advancing Asian Americans and other underrepresented communities in media.

The National Press Club

Deadline: Saturday, April 15, 2023

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Dennis and Shirley Feldman Fellowship is named after journalist and public relations adviser Dennis Feldman, who put himself through graduate school at night while working full time, and his wife, Shirley.

The award recognizes a student pursuing graduate studies in journalism and is a one-time stipend of $5,000 to help defray post-graduate tuition costs. Applicants must be enrolled in, or in the process of applying for, admission to an accredited graduate program in Journalism. This fellowship is limited to U.S. citizens.

The application is below. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2023. Please have all application materials prepared to submit before starting your application. You will not be able to start, save, and return to your submission. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.

The Arizona Republic

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

The Arizona Republic is inviting college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, photography and digital, audio or video production to apply for summer 2023 Pulliam Fellowships.

The 10-week program places emerging professionals in the downtown Phoenix newsroom working alongside award-winning journalists. Pulliam Fellows earn $650 per week.

Pulliam Fellows have worked on political, social media, digital production, sports, features and visual teams. If not headed back to school, many participants end up with positions in either The Republic's newsroom or other newsrooms around the USA TODAY Network. Others have gotten jobs at Politico and broadcast television stations.

Applications are also being accepted for the newsroom of the Indianapolis Star/indystar.com.

College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or related degree program as of Nov. 1, 2022, are eligible. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. Reliable transportation is a must, and you'll have to arrange for your own housing. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its journalism fellows.

Defense News and Military Times, Sightline Media Group

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

Defense News and Military Times publications seek interns for our 2023 internship program. We’re looking for students and recent graduates with experience writing and reporting who will work with our news team on daily coverage of the defense industry and military/veteran affairs. Our ideal candidate will have published articles to submit. This is a rare opportunity for candidates looking to practice journalism that focuses on business, national security and the concerns of military service members, veterans and their families. You will be assigned byline stories to report and write for publication on our sites and in our print editions. You’ll also support larger team-reporting projects.

Our editors value accuracy, clarity, and a good story. There are opportunities to work with our video team and on audio projects for candidates with the right skills. The internship includes a program for both students who are seeking academic credit and an Editorial Fellow program for recent graduates. Our main office is near Washington D.C., and these positions are not open to remote work.

Our summer 2023 program generally runs from May through August, but the dates can be changed and extended, depending on applicant needs.

HOW TO APPLY:
- Send a resume
- Share your three best published writing samples.
- Include a cover letter with a brief description of why you’re interested in working with us.
- Define your weekly work availability
- Clarify whether you’re looking for a student internship or an editorial fellowship for recent graduates.

PRep School

Wage: Paid

Instructions:

**This is a paid fellowship during the summer of 2023 where students will be hosted in either Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, NYC, LA, San Francisco, or Washington, D.C. Golin will or will not assist with the housing and relocation process.

Golin is looking for those who are finishing a bachelor's degree at any time in 2024 and is currently studying at an HBCU and/or a member of the Divine Nine!

Do you want to network with PR talent in our major markets and help design a well-known brand’s publicity campaign for Black women of all shades? Or, lift up a musical celebrity as the new spokesperson for an international corporation’s next global communications interface—then PRep School is for YOU.

PRep School is an 8-week fellowship program hosted by Golin, a global public relations agency. As a PRep School Fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with leading executives, be mentored by the brightest minds in the PR industry, and work on campaigns for award-winning clients. This is your chance to launch and grow your career with one of the top public relations agencies in the world!

We are recruiting 14 rising college seniors representing HBCUs and each of the following 9 historically Black Fraternities and Sororities:

• Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
• Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated
• Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
• Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
• Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated
• Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
• Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
• Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated

Click the link to learn more!