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ICT/NAJA Graduate Fellowship

An immersive graduate fellowship

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is partnering with Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and ICT (formerly Indian Country Today) to support an outstanding NAJA member to pursue a master’s degree in the 2023-2024 school year and produce content for the national ICT audience.

What master’s programs can you pursue?

The Cronkite/ICT fellow may select any of the three Cronkite master’s degrees offered on Arizona State University’s downtown Phoenix campus:

What’s included in the program?

Included in the Cronkite/ICT/NAJA fellowship:

  • 15 hour-per-week internship with Indian Country Today for the academic year (August to May)
  • Free tuition for all three semesters of the Cronkite master’s program 
  • Travel and participation cost for the annual NAJA convention
  • $19,172 in salary for the academic year (paid biweekly August to May)
  • Health insurance

At ICT, this fellow will work alongside Indigenous journalists from a range of experiences. The fellow will have opportunities to produce stories for and about the Indigenous world for ICT digital and/or broadcast audiences.


To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a NAJA member
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution prior to the fall semester
  • Apply for and be accepted to a Cronkite School master’s degree program to begin in the Fall 2023 semester
  • Commit to working 15 hours per week for Indian Country Today

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, complete the Fellowship Application by February 15, 2023. You may apply for admission to the Cronkite School’s graduate programs here.

For more information or to discuss this opportunity, please email Aric Johnson.

In partnership with:

Native American Journalists Association