Journalism Internship Fellowship Grant Opportunities

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

Paid Summer Internship with the National Press Foundation 2024

The National Press Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that provides free professional development to journalists. NPF seeks a part-time summer intern to assist staff with varied projects. Intern will:

  • Write stories based on expert speakers’ briefings on a variety of subjects
  • Assist with graphic design production using Canva
  • Provide logistical assistance for journalism training programs
  • Improve the foundation’s social media presence (LinkedIn, X, Facebook, Instagram and Threads), including crafting post/story language and graphics
  • Assist with publishing content on
  • Complete research, compile metrics and data as requested

NPF would like to welcome a candidate with a journalism background who is eager to take on diverse tasks. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate to gain quality, hands-on work experience and to be an integral part of our small staff. The intern should be self-motivated, work efficiently and think creatively about the best way to execute each task. The right candidate could be an upper-level undergraduate, a graduate student or a recent graduate. Journalism majors preferred.

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Vermont Law and Graduate School Summer Media Fellowships

Enhance your journalism skills and deepen your understanding of environmental, agriculture and farm systems, or animal law and policy with a Media Fellowship at one of the nation’s top environmental law schools.

Every summer, Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Environmental Law Center brings together legal educators, policymakers, practicing lawyers, and other leaders in their fields to share their expertise in our Summer Session.

Media fellows have access to our distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders. They can meet for on- or off-record conversations with these experts, developing new insights, meeting new sources, and gaining renewed enthusiasm for covering the critical issues in climate change, animal law, energy, food and agriculture, and other areas. Each fellow will choose to audit a course from a selection of topics within their specific fellowship category.

Our two Environmental Law Media Fellows and Food and Agriculture Law Media Fellow may audit one two-week, two-credit environmental course in June or July. These fellows will receive a $1,250 stipend, free housing, and a tuition waiver (travel not included).

The application deadline for all fellowships is Friday, March 29, 2024 at midnight ET.

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The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism 

Are you a journalist with a great idea for a high-impact story that “Follows the Money” but few resources to get it done? The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism would like to hear from you.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism provides experienced journalists with grants up to $15,000 and the editorial support needed to produce deeply reported enterprise and investigative stories that delve into critical economic, financial or business issues across a wide array of subjects. You don’t need to be a business reporter to apply; many of our previous Fellows have been generalists, or cover beats such as health care, education or the environment. Others have focused on issues such as economic inequality or corporate accountability.

We consider proposals from both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media — text, audio, photo, and short-form video — and encourage those that combine formats to create a multimedia package. We look for projects that focus on important local or regional topics, as well as those that tackle compelling national or international stories or report on under-covered communities or issues. Journalists of color and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

We accept applications twice a year. The deadline to apply for Spring 2024 Fellowships is March 31, 2024.

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Journalism Fellowship on Covering Workplace Mental Health

From “burnout” and “quiet quitting” to a surge in psychiatric drug prescriptions, mental health is top of mind for millions of U.S. adults.

These Americans spend a majority of their time at work, giving employers enormous potential influence on their mental health and well-being. What do workers want? How are businesses adapting? And what does research and evidence tell us?

To encourage accurate, nuanced and in-depth journalism on mental health issues, treatments and advances at work, the National Press Foundation will hold a two-day training fellowship in Washington, D.C., May 21-22, 2024.

The foundation will cover airfare, hotel costs and most meals.

Attendance is mandatory for all sessions, and editors must commit to freeing their reporters from daily news obligations during the conference.

This is a competitive program open to U.S. journalists only. We greatly value diversity in all our programs and particularly seek applications from journalists of color, those reporting for marginalized communities and reporters for local and nonprofit news organizations. Journalists in any medium are encouraged to apply.

Apply by April 10, 2024

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Nominations open for 2024 Cecilia Vaisman Award for Multimedia Reporting

The Cecilia Vaisman Award recognizes outstanding reporting by Latinx/Hispanic video and audio journalists. The award recipient will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

The award honors the legacy of late Medill associate professor and NAHJ member Cecilia Vaisman, an audio journalism leader who inspired countless students to pursue careers in video and audio journalism. At Medill, Vaisman helped launch a bilingual reporting and storytelling course, as well as establish a Journalism Residency program in Argentina, allowing Medill students to gain hands-on experience reporting from there.

Vaisman, who died in 2015, earned two Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for reporting on the disadvantaged, among other honors. Her work was featured on WBEZ’s “This American Life,” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Latino USA,” and other media outlets.

Nominations are due by April 14, 2024.

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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 2024.

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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