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 t.cleary@nenpa.com.

2023 MLB.com Content Diversity Fellowship Program

Major League Baseball’s Content Group and the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Department have partnered to launch MLB.com’s Diversity Fellowship program. The 9-month initiative is designed to attract recent graduates with diverse backgrounds and prepare them for roles in the Content Department and the baseball industry at large with a full season on the Content team. With a focus on attracting well-qualified underrepresented applicants, MLB aims to grow the visibility of those with diverse backgrounds within the industry by placing individuals who successfully complete this program directly into hiring pipelines with clubs.

The Diversity Fellowship for MLB.com features training, and one-on-one mentorship from senior editors/reporters and seeks to create experiential learning opportunities in a professional environment. Some positions will be remote while others will be based in New York City. There will be opportunities for all selected participants to visit the Commissioner’s Office in New York, network with staff, and sit in on meetings with other departments. Fellows will also have an opportunity to assist in the coverage of an MLB jewel event, a list that includes the 2023 All-Star Game, 2023 Little League Classic, 2023 London Series, and more.

The program will take place from March through mid-November. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2023, but MLB will continue accepting applications beyond this date until the positions are filled.  Please apply ASAP if interested in being considered.

Areas of focus:

  • General reporting
  • Editing/Production
  • Research
  • Breaking News
  • MiLB/Pipeline
  • Las Mayores (if applicable)

Candidates should upload their resume and a cover letter that details career aspirations and why they should be considered for the diversity fellowship. MLB will provide a lodging stipend for the participants selected for the program.

Per the NYC pay transparency law, the hiring range for this position is an hourly rate of $25. The actual offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your work experience, education, skills, and any other factors Major League Baseball considers relevant to hiring decisions

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Nieman Fellowship

For more than 80 years, Nieman has welcomed some of the world’s most accomplished and promising journalists, giving them the gift of time and intellectual resources to fortify their work. As journalism has changed, so too have many of the qualities of our program and of our fellows. Having added a short-term visiting fellowship to our traditional yearlong program, we now embrace an expanded cohort of developers, entrepreneurs, academics, and others who are increasingly influential in how we create and receive news.

The Nieman Foundation is privileged to be part of this extraordinary university. If time at Harvard would expand your vision and help you help journalism, we invite you to apply.

All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package: two essaysa professional profile and study plan summarywork samples and three letters of recommendation.

Candidates for the Nieman Visiting Fellowships complete a streamlined application that requires only biographical information, a résumé and a project proposal.

Questions about the application process may be sent to fellowship program administrator Nicole Arias.

Nieman Visiting Fellowships

Nieman Fellowships

  • U.S. Nieman Fellowship application (for U.S. citizens): January 31, 2023.

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Republican-American Internships

Budding journalists: Come learn and help us rally for local journalism at the award-winning, storied Republican-American, Sunday Republican, and rep-am.com in Waterbury, Conn. These paid internships match our strong tradition of coaching and launching careers for reporters who, like us, punch above their weight. We seek journalists with ambition, determination, and a desire to learn.

In the summer of 2023, we have multi-platform opportunities on our copy desk and for news reporters. We treat our interns as staffers, and they climb as high as they are able in our paid program (minimum wage, or $15 an hour by this summer.) Minimum 10 weeks on the job.

Past interns have reported page one enterprise; built multimedia packages; and beat the full-time pros at breaking news.

Requirements include a car, car insurance, a cell phone with a camera, and/or a camera with video capabilities. Send a letter with at least three clips and photo or video samples to re-hr@rep-am.com with News Intern 2023 in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: Jan. 31, 2023.

University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellowships

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of five years of experience and be currently working in journalism for a news organization or as independent journalists. We are looking for a diverse range of journalists, including reporters, editors, data experts, visual journalists, audio producers, engagement specialists, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and organizational change agents.

If you are not a full-time journalist, the majority of your work should be in journalism. We do not consider full-time academics, public relations writers, internal trade writers, lobbyists, public advocates, or those seeking a degree.

If you are a U.S. citizen, apply as a U.S. applicant, even if you work in another country or for a non–U.S. journalism entity. If you are not a U.S. citizen, apply as an international applicant, even if you work in the United States or for an American journalism entity. A Green Card is not the same as citizenship.

All Fellows awarded our in-person fellowship must maintain residency in Ann Arbor for the duration of the fellowship, attend all program seminars and events, and make the fellowship their primary professional focus. Applicants working in a newsroom are encouraged to obtain employer consent granting a leave of absence with the understanding that, upon completion of the fellowship and where applicable, the Fellow will return to their place of employment.

Offers for Knight-Wallace Fellowships for the 2023-2024 academic year will be extended in early May 2023. The 2023-2024 academic year begins Monday, August 28, 2023. Fellows are expected to arrive in Ann Arbor at least one week prior to fellowship orientation.

Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open. The deadline for U.S. journalists to apply for the 2023-2024 academic year is February 1, 2023.

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AAJA 2023 Executive Leadership Program

Applications for Asian American Journalism Association’s 2023 Executive Leadership Program are now open! ELP is their signature program for mid to senior-level journalists that train the next executive leaders in newsrooms. The program prepares journalists for advancing their careers and developing new skills to lead and build a sustainable future for journalism.

The 2023 program will be hybrid, with virtual sessions and in-person components. The opening sessions will take place in Washington, D.C. from April 27-29 and the closing session will take place during our 2023 national convention in Washington, D.C. on July 22. Participants are required to attend all live sessions. They are also responsible for having all the technology needed to attend a virtual conference, including a computer, webcam and strong internet connection.

Tuition is $1,500 for AAJA members and $2,000 for non-members. It includes the costs of training materials, meals during in-person sessions, and basic registration for the 2023 AAJA National Convention. For assistance with tuition, individuals may apply for the Dinah Eng Leadership Fellowship, which grants up to $1,000 to professional journalists seeking newsroom leadership training and management development.

APPLICATION 

Individuals with at least four to seven years of experience are encouraged to apply. Space is limited and applications are reviewed on a rotating basis until filled. You must be a professional journalist to apply for the program.

U.S. ELP cohort deadline: March 1 at 11:59 p.m. Apply here.

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 sean.kennedy@pilotonline.com.

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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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