Journalism Internship Fellowship Opportunities

If you have a journalism-related internship or fellowship opportunity and would like to have it listed on this page. Email the information to Tara Cleary at

McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Applications are now open for the Fall 2023 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. If you have a great idea for a high-impact story that “Follows the Money,” but need funds to get it done, check it out.

The McGraw Fellowship, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, provides experienced journalists with a grant of up to $15,000. Fellows also receive editorial support to produce in-depth enterprise and investigative stories on key issues related to the global economy, business, or finance. We accept applications twice a year, in spring and fall. Both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media with at least five years of professional experience are eligible. Journalists from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The upcoming deadline to apply is October 6, 2023.

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Call for Applications – Early Childhood Reporting Institute

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is holding a four-day reporting institute for reporters and editors worldwide who wish to deepen their knowledge of early childhood development and increase their capacity to report ethically and effectively on the youngest children and their caregivers. The reporting institute  part of the Dart Center’s ongoing Early Childhood Journalism Initiative  will be held March 8-11, 2024 at Columbia Journalism School in New York City.

This four-day global reporting institute will bring together journalists from around the world for panels, workshops, and skills-based training by leading researchers, clinicians, and child development experts and practitioners, as well as journalist-to-journalist conversations on how to translate these issues and themes into meaningful stories and salient, cross-cutting news coverage. The institute will offer opportunities for knowledge sharing, source development, and peer-to-peer learning and continue to grow a global network of journalists dedicated to reporting on young children and caregivers with insight, accuracy, sensitivity and depth.

The deadline for applications is October 25, 2023.

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2024 Boston Globe Newsroom Internship Program

The Boston Globe summer internship program began more than 60 years ago as an opportunity for college students interested in journalism to gain practical experience at a major news organization.

The largest group of interns works in the News Department as general assignment reporters. Other intern reporters will be hired for the Business, Sports, and Living/Arts departments. We also have intern positions in the Photography and Design departments and on the News copy desk. Internships are NOT limited to students with journalism majors.


  • All students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program
  • Graduating college seniors (May or June 2024 graduation date)
  • Enrolled graduate school students (with no professional journalism experience)

Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

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Future of the American Child Journalism Fellowship

Economic challenges, such as inflation and unemployment, hit families hard. For children, it can permanently impair their future health, education, and work. Research proves the benefits of financial stability for families, but are journalists doing enough to cover it?

Fourteen years after a Harvard University study on economic mobility placed Charlotte, N.C., at the bottom of a list of 50 cities where a child had the chance to rise from poverty, the city’s observers are still struggling to measure progress for low-income families. This situation persists even in one of America’s leading banking and financial centers.

The National Press Foundation has selected Charlotte for its third Future of the American Child journalism training on Jan. 21-24 2024, continuing its year-long examination of child well-being. Like the successful journalism fellowships NPF held in McAllen, Texas, and Cleveland, Ohio, this cohort will consist of 15 journalists from across the U.S. for an expenses-paid training program.

Application Deadline: Nov. 8, 2023

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WSJ Finance Reporting Fellowships in New York

The WSJ Finance Reporting Fellowship is an opportunity for early-career journalists with an interest in covering financial markets or personal finance to spend 12 months in the New York newsroom as full-time members of the reporting staff.

The fellowship, offered in partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and The City University of New York (CUNY) Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, will provide hands-on experience, exposure, training and mentorship opportunities. Two journalists will be selected for the next session, which runs from January through December of 2024. One will be embedded with The Wall Street Journal’s Finance team, the other with the Personal Finance team on the Life & Work desk.

You should be a talented, ambitious and hard-working journalist with one to three years of journalism newsroom experience who has a curiosity about financial markets or about the ways people spend, save and invest. Dedication to high journalism standards and excellent writing and reporting skills are required. A demonstrated interest in business reporting is a plus, though prior business/finance reporting experience is not required.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, by 11:59 p.m. ET.

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The Virginian-Pilot newsroom internship program

The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press are looking for talented young journalists to join our newsroom in 2023.

We’re the largest newspaper in Virginia, and our newsroom features award-winning journalists eager to help you learn. Our coverage area includes many cities, miles of beaches, the world’s largest Navy base, and more.

Our interns are paid, and treated as regular newsroom staff members, learning on the job and helping to produce Virginia’s best news coverage. You will be assigned an editor, participate in team meetings, and may join training sessions on topical subjects.

We’re offering internships throughout the year, with start dates in the spring, summer, and fall.

If you have questions, please contact internship director Sean Kennedy, at

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Pulitzer Center Machine Learning Reporting Grants

The Pulitzer Center encourages proposals that use advanced data mining techniques, such as machine learning and natural language processing, to solve a data or reporting problem related to a journalistic investigation.

We’re seeking compelling data-driven storytelling—based on original and transparent data collection and analysis—that has the potential to shape public discourse and hold the powerful accountable.

We will consider projects of any scope and size. Please choose a team leader to submit the proposal, and submit only one project per journalist, data team, or newsroom.

This grant opportunity is now open, and applications will be reviewed on a first-come, rolling basis.

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Pulitzer Center Grant Proposals For Enterprise Stories On Threats To Democracy in the U.S.

The Pulitzer Center is seeking proposals for enterprise stories that focus on threats to democratic institutions in the United States. Topics can include, but are not limited to, voting suppression; misinformation and disinformation; intimidation of election officials; politicization of election systems; political violence; dark money; and extremism/militias.

This opportunity is open to all newsrooms and independent journalists in the United States and applications are open and reviewed as they come in.

We value data, investigative, and accountability journalism projects that tackle systemic issues and hold to account powerful local figures.

You decide what underreported stories your community needs to engage with, and we support that reporting and champion it, including creating educational materials and organizing events to expand the reach of your stories and the conversation about them.

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