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Texas Tribune Student Fellowships

Deadline:
Nov. 1, 2021
Description:
The Texas Tribune — a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization — offers paid fellowships to college students. Fellows play key roles in the most important work of The Texas Tribune, covering everything from the biennial legislative sessions to elections to the impact of the coronavirus on the state.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 summer programs: data visuals, engagement, engineering, events, marketing and communications, multimedia, photography, reporting (Austin) and reporting (Washington, D.C.)

The positions are full time in the summer. They are typically based in our Austin newsroom, except for the Washington, D.C., reporting fellowship. Many of our teams are split, with some working remotely and a limited number going into the office, but candidates should be available to work in person when it becomes safe to do so.

Recent graduates are eligible for the summer program. You may apply for more than one position.

IRE Journalist of Color Investigative Reporting Fellowship

Deadline:
Oct. 11, 2021
Description:
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.

Who is eligible?
U.S. journalists of color who want to improve their investigative skills.
Applicants should have at least three years of post-college work experience.
Applicants should be currently working with a supportive news organization or working as an independent journalist.
Applicants who can propose a well-developed project which would benefit from the training and mentoring the fellow would receive.
Students are not eligible.

What would the fellow do?
The fellow would:
Obtain employer support
Create an investigative reporting project that benefits his/her community
Attend an IRE boot camp
Attend the NICAR conference
Attend the IRE conference
Receive IRE data services
Receive a one-year IRE membership/renewal
Initiate contact and work with a mentor network made up of IRE members
Set up monthly video calls with his/her mentor network for one year, or until the project is complete, whichever comes first, to discuss the project’s progress

Economic policy fellow - Insider

Deadline:
Open
Description:
Insider is hiring a paid editorial fellow to write about economic policy. This fellow will write about topics including fiscal spending, unemployment, taxes, and broad economic policy. They will cover everything from breaking news developments in Washington around COVID-19 relief to in-depth reporting explaining the latest economic-policy trends. They will spend their time doing meaningful work: researching, writing, pitching and covering breaking news.

All our editorial fellows should have:
A passion for digital storytelling and voracious reading habits
Familiarity with digital and social media
Ability to work quickly and collaboratively with a fast-paced team
Proofreading and copyediting skills

Additionally, for the economic policy fellow, we’re looking for someone with the following:
A keen eye for important and timely policy developments and how they impact average Americans
The ability to break down complex economic and political topics and explain them clearly and in a conversational tone
A broad knowledge base spanning both the political and economic spheres
A fundamental understanding of how the economy works, and the tools the government employs to exert influence
An understanding of how adjustments or proposed changes in economic policy flow through to various levels of government, and eventually on to Main Street

The Insider Fellowship Program is for early career journalists who want to spend six months learning from a newsroom full of passionate, dedicated journalists. Fellows are assigned to teams and become experts in digital storytelling. They produce real work that is distributed to our audience of millions, and by the end of six months are prepared for the next phase of their journalism careers. For more information on the Insider Fellowship Program, see here: https://www.insider-inc.com/careers/fellowship-program.

Please note: The paid fellowship requires that you work remotely, preferably full-time at 40 hours a week, for six months.

POLITICO Editorial Internship Spring 2022

Deadline:
Nov. 1, 2021
Description:
POLITICO’s mission from the very beginning was to win the audience. We dedicate ourselves to providing accurate, non-partisan, impactful information to the right people at the right time so that they can act with confidence and speed. We experiment to avoid being disrupted and we have fun disrupting others. And we are not afraid to risk failure if it means being the best at what we do.

POLITICO seeks exceptional college students/recent graduates for its editorial internship program. We hire year-round for positions on our magazine, our breaking news desk, our politics desk and our Politico Pro policy teams.

Internship date ranges and application deadlines:
Spring Cohort:
Application Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021
Internship Dates: January 4-May 27, 2022
Pay: $15 an hour
Hours: 40 hours per week

Who You Are:
- Enterprising and creative journalists who want to report, write and research for an audience of political and policy junkies.
- Work well under pressure
- Have an avid interest in Washington.

What You'll Need:
- Proven experience in a newsroom.
- 3-5 original clips to showcase your experience.
- A letter of recommendation and cover letter are required. Please attach all supporting materials directly to your application.
- We welcome applicants who are recent graduates. Applicants who are still in school must, at least, be rising juniors. The internship is full-time and based in POLITICO’s Rosslyn, Virginia, headquarters.

The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Deadline:
Sept. 30, 2021
Description:
The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic. We accept applications for in-depth text, audio and short-form video pieces. We encourage proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package. This is not a residency Fellowship. Even outside of the current pandemic, all McGraw Fellows work from their own offices.

The Fellowship provides a grant of up to $15,000 for each project. The exact amount will depend on the time it takes to complete the project and the expenses needed; freelance journalists may use some of the funding as a stipend for living expenses during the Fellowship. We look for applicants with a proven ability to report and execute a complex project in their proposed medium; ideally, candidates will also have a strong background or reporting expertise on the subject of their project.

The McGraw Center provides editorial supervision during the Fellowship. We work with the Fellows to develop their projects during the reporting phase and frequently edit the completed stories. We also assist with placing the articles in established print, audio or digital outlets. The stories run on the McGraw Center website as well.

NPR Kroc Fellowship

Deadline:
Nov. 15, 2021 at Midnight ET
Description:
A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.

The NPR Kroc Fellowship is a year-long program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. It was established in 2003 through a bequest to NPR from Joan Kroc, noted philanthropist and widow of McDonald's Corporation founder, Ray A. Kroc.

Three fellows are selected each year and receive hands-on training in audio and digital journalism, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. Applicants must be recent graduates but previous journalism experience is not required. Now in its 17th year, the program has produced nearly 50 fellows, many of whom, continue to work at NPR and Member stations across the country.

HubSpot Marketing Associate Program

Deadline:
Open
Description:
The Marketing Associate Program at HubSpot (MAP) is the best next step for upcoming graduates interested in a career in marketing. This program will set you up for success within a marketing role by matching you with a top-notch team that fits your skills and interests, providing the on-boarding and training experience you need to make an impact, and joining you with a cohort of other new grads with similar goals.

HubSpot puts our customers at the forefront of everything we do. The marketing team group of hard working and passionate individuals from across the globe. We are storytellers across disciplines and channels all fueled by the belief that we can truly help make a difference in the lives of our customers, partners and internal stakeholders. We push ourselves to lead with empathy and understanding, and pride ourselves on our mission to help HubSpot and our customers grow better - and we’re looking to build this team with some of the strongest entry level talent in the US. Specifically, you'll have the chance to join one of our primary marketing groups as an Associate Marketing Manager. Successful candidates are analytical, creative, passionate, intellectually curious and have a hunger for growth.

As an entry-level marketer at HubSpot, you will join one of our core marketing teams as an individual contributor:

Brand & Creative - Responsible for crafting the brand story and sharing it at scale through the development of brand marketing strategies and creative assets in service of the brand at large, as well as internal partners ranging from People Ops to Product Marketing.

Content & Community - Responsible for growing HubSpot’s reach and demand through media, marketing channels, education, community, and programs. Every month we create millions of interactions across HubSpot channels that help spin our flywheel. It includes customer acquisition, HubSpot media, HubSpot network (academy, community, credentials, network) and HubSpot programs (startup, strategic).

Flywheel Marketing - Responsible for how we go-to-market globally alongside our Product, Sales, Customer Success, and Partner teams. Our main job is to help buyers choose HubSpot and help customers be successful with HubSpot. Includes Product & Solutions Marketing, Customer & Partner Marketing, Marketing Automation, and International Marketing.

Global Events - Responsible for the strategy and overall execution of INBOUND's annual event, as well as for regional GROW events throughout the calendar year. This includes content programming, sponsorship sales, ticket revenue, community engagement (social media), digital production, physical production, as well as video and live broadcast production.

So … what might you do on the HubSpot marketing team? We’ll discover that fit during the interview process. Be sure to indicate if there’s a team you’re most interested in! We'll ask you the right questions to get a sense for your current skills and interests, and match those strengths and goals with a role among one of these teams, which we’d further define in early 2022 (or earlier if you are a December grad!). This is where you’ll have the opportunity to grow and make a quick impact on the work being done.

Curious if you're a fit? Here are some of the skill sets that some of our teams look for:
You love to learn and are eager to expand your skillset.
You have a customer first focused mindset.
You love to write and get creative with content creation.
You consider yourself to be analytical and have a strong curiosity for data.
You are ambitious and you work hard.
You are comfortable asking questions and managing through change.
You are detail-oriented and quadruple check your work.
You enjoy thinking critically about problem solving.
You thrive in fast-paced environments and feel comfortable hitting deadline driven goals.
You have HEART, which stands for: Humble, Empathy, Adaptable, Remarkable & Transparent
You bring well rounded & diverse knowledge and experience to the table.

Requirements:
Eligible candidates should be graduating within the 2021-2022 school year.
Full-time availability (40 hours/week)

2022 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship at The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com

Deadline:
Nov. 1, 2021
Description:
The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com is seeking college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, photojournalism, digital production or audio for summer 2022 Pulliam Fellowships.

The Pulliam fellowship program also provides similar opportunities at The Indianapolis Star/indystar.com.

The exciting and demanding journalism fellowship program places young journalists in the two newsrooms, where they gain valuable journalism experience working alongside award-winning journalists. Pulliam Fellows earn $650/week for the 10-week program.

Recent Pulliam Fellows in Phoenix have worked on political reporting, social media, digital production, features and visual teams. If not headed back to class, most participants end up with positions in either The Republic's newsroom or other newsrooms around the network.

College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or related degree program as of Nov. 1, 2021, are eligible. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. You need to be committed to a career in news journalism. You must have reliable transportation and arrange for your own housing. We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its journalism fellows.

What to include: A completed online application form; samples of published work, at least half of which were completed under deadline; resume; a letter of recommendation from someone who knows the most about you and your work, such as an editor, supervisor, teacher or colleague; two professional references who can speak about your work as a journalist.

The Victor S. Navasky Internship Program - The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism

Deadline:
Oct. 1, 2021
Description:
The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism’s editorial internship program offers two internship sessions per year. Editorial interns are placed at The Nation for the duration of their session and receive a comprehensive immersion into The Nation and TheNation.com’s editorial processes. Interns’ primary responsibilities include fact-checking for the magazine and website, providing research support to Nation writers and editors, and assisting with production on TheNation.com. Interns are not expected to arrive with fact-checking or digital media experience and will be extensively trained in those areas, though a familiarity with The Nation and the range of issues covered by the magazine is essential.

Founded by antislavery abolitionists in 1865, The Nation has chronicled the breadth and depth of political and cultural life from the debut of the telegraph to the rise of Twitter, serving as a critical, independent, and progressive voice in American journalism (read more about The Nation here). Historic contributors include W.E.B. Du Bois, Willa Cather, James Agee, Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., Kurt Vonnegut, Edward Said, and Molly Ivins. The Nation’s contemporary writers include Naomi Klein, John Nichols, Eric Foner, Patricia Williams, Marilynne Robinson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Bill McKibben, Joan Walsh, Mychal Denzel Smith, Dave Zirin, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Calvin Trillin.

Interns also participate in educational seminars with journalists, academics, and activists who come by our offices to speak to interns about their work. Recent guests have included Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner, author Vivian Gornick, critic Emily Nussbaum, and writer/academic Melissa Harris-Perry. Interns are encouraged to suggest people they would like to come in and speak with the group.

The internship is full-time, five days a week. (Interns work 35 hours per week.) Compensation and Credit: Interns are paid $18 per hour, $630 per week.

Application Procedure
Applicants must submit the following:
- A cover letter that explains why you want this internship. Please mention Nation writers you follow and/or Nation pieces you’ve enjoyed.
- A resume.
- Two letters of recommendation with contact information for the referees included. Letters may be emailed directly by recommenders to Samantha Schuyler at samantha@thenation.com, or may be uploaded with the rest of your application materials.
- Answers to the application questions.

Breaking News Fellow, USA TODAY

Deadline:
Open
Description:
When news breaks, USA TODAY rallies to the story – no matter the hour of day. We’re looking for a nimble and versatile breaking news fellow to be another set of eyes and ears on the nightside, covering national news, picking up social trends and working collaboratively with editors and reporters at USA TODAY and our 200-plus local newsrooms across the country.

This reporter must be comfortable with writing in real time as stories evolve through the night. Your “normal” shift might include monitoring and covering a breaking story, writing on the latest trend making news on Twitter or Instagram, and updating reporting efforts from earlier in the day. This is a one-year fellowship, based in Los Angeles. Multiple recent fellows have earned full-time positions at USA TODAY.

What motivates you as a journalist? What’s your approach to reporting? Tell us about yourself in a cover letter with your application, plus 3-5 work samples.

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism, Digital Media or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Strong knowledge of AP grammar and style.
• Comfortable using social media to report and promote stories.
• Understands media law, reporting ethics and sourcing.

Editorial: Tech + Culture Fellow - Mashable

Deadline:
Open
Description:
The Ziff Media Group Fellows Program is searching for energetic and motivated individuals looking to develop their career in digital media. If you’re looking for an opportunity to geek out on tech, internet culture and e-commerce, in a fast-paced, data-driven, results-oriented environment, ZMG is the place for you.

This is not an internship; this is a chance to work with the best in digital media, learn the systems we use, and get a better understanding of our brands, content, and business model. Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience working with team leaders on valuable projects that move our company forward. With available positions across multiple departments, from monetization and marketing to analytics and editorial, Fellows will apply fresh and forward-thinking insights to real-life needs.

Fellowships are geared towards individuals in the early stages of their career path who have a foundational knowledge of the industry and experience relevant to the specific role for which they are applying. Fellowships have an initial term of three months which can be extended for up to a total of 12 months. All fellowship roles are paid and eligible for our healthcare benefits.

As the Fellows Program is aimed at cultivating the next generation of digital media leaders, the culmination of the Fellows program may lead to future employment at ZMG. In the past, select high-performing Fellows have become full time employees at the end or shortly after their fellowship was completed.

Mashable’s Culture + Tech team is seeking an internet-obsessed and tech-savvy Editorial Fellow for summer 2021. Does that sound like you? Great! Read on.

As a fellow focusing on technology and digital culture, you'll stay up to date on the latest Apple product launches while also browsing TikTok for the latest weird gadget everyone wants to try. You’ll learn and improve your skills in writing quick news hits, creating search-friendly utilities, and pitching stories for the Mashable audience. Plus, you’ll work with a team of editors and writers who love the internet and gadgets just as much as you.

The ideal candidate thrives on tight deadlines and a fast pace but can still raise a skeptical eye to check all facts, assumptions, and presuppositions. They’ll be able to balance quick turnaround stories with longer-term stories. They can also write in a way that is informative and helpful while maintaining a strong voice. They’re also willing to explore and engage with the internet, in all its weirdness.

The Day to Day:
Taking on 2-3 assignments per day
Writing search-friendly listicles, guides, and short features
Assisting with fact-checking and research
Pitching stories appealing to a Mashable reader
Working with the Tech + Culture teams to develop stories

Must haves:
Delightful human with can-figure-it-out attitude
An enthusiasm for working on a team
Familiarity and strong interest in technology and digital culture
Knows what makes a useful story
Understanding of basic SEO practices
Team player: You know when to ask for help, and ask to help
Enthusiasm for Mashable's core coverage areas: tech, culture, and entertainment
Strong grasp of grammar and AP Style
Minimum availability of 35 hours a week (this is a full-time fellowship)
Based in NYC, LA, or SF, but will be remote
*Mashable Fellowships are Paid*

KCRW Report LA Fellowship

Deadline:
Open
Description:
The KCRW Report LA Fellowship aims to diversify public media newsrooms by training and funding two early-career journalists from underrepresented communities for 18 months.

KCRW is seeking enthusiastic journalists of all backgrounds who stay up on the news, demonstrate knowledge of Southern California, have some experience (college media accepted) and are pursuing a career in media.

Here’s What We Offer
This is a paid full-time, 18-month fellowship that begins in early September. Benefits are included, as well as placement assistance at the end of the term. The position is based at KCRW in Santa Monica, although the fellow will be expected to work from home approximately half the time.

Benefits include: overtime and premium working holiday pay rate, sick leave award and vacation leave accrual, paid holidays, health insurance eligibility (medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D), 403(b) retirement savings plan.

JOURNALISM - Fellows will contribute to KCRW’s news coverage and show production from day one. They will pitch segment ideas, conduct pre-interviews, and learn how to expertly prep a host for exceptional storytelling in a talk show format. They will also research, report, edit and produce original stories for radio, digital and social. They will report to the Managing Editor and take part in weekly editorial meetings. Fellows will receive hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

CULTURE - KCRW fellows will have opportunities to work with producers of arts and culture programs that cover film, books, food, design and music. Through this, they’ll have access to the vast cultural resources of Southern California.

COMMUNITY - Fellows will work in the diverse communities of Southern California to find stories. They’ll spend time in the field and will be expected to build relationships with sources in communities around the region.

Qualifications And Required Skills
At least two years media experience (could include student publications, internships and fellowships)
Fluency in digital journalism and social media platforms
Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively
High-quality writing skills
Located in or near Los Angeles (transportation reimbursements will be provided when assigned to field work)
Preferred Skills
Fluency in another language (Spanish speakers encouraged)
Education And Training
A college degree or equivalent work experience

The Chicago Tribune’s Editorial Intern - 6 month

Deadline:
Rolling
Description:
The Chicago Tribune’s newsroom internship program seeks students and recent graduates for 6-month paid internships. Opportunities will be considered in all newsroom departments: local news, sports, business, graphics, photo/video, entertainment, lifestyle, social media, digital production and copy editing.

To be eligible, candidates must have completed at least one internship at a daily news organization other than their college paper. Additionally, candidates must be able to work in the United States legally. Interns will work 40 hours a week and must be able to, and often do, cover major stories their first days on the job.

Send your cover letter, resume, work examples and the names of at least two professional and one school references to internships@chicagotribune.com . Limit your clips to five to seven pieces that represent your best work and show your range of experience. We prefer that candidates send clips or links to specific stories rather than linking to a personal website. Clips give us a chance to see what you believe is your best work. If you do send a link to your personal website, consider putting your best, most recent work at the top.

In your cover letter, please specify that you are interested in a 6-month internship and whether you are seeking a reporting, editing, photography, audience/social media or other type of internship.

Deadlines: We take applications for this highly competitive reporting internship program on a rolling basis for hire throughout the year.