2024 Fellowships

FleishmanHillard: FleishmanHillard is a global integrated communications agency delivering transformational outcomes for some of the world’s biggest brands. Its Los Angeles office is seeking qualified candidates for the Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship. Fellows contribute to client projects and gain practical experience in the field of integrated communications from some of the industry’s best counselors. The ideal candidate will work full-time (40 hours per week), starting in summer 2024. This is a hybrid role based in the Los Angeles office. The paid fellowships are 6 to 12 months in length and offer benefits, professional development opportunities and a mentor program. Apply through the FleishmanHillard careers portal.

Forbes: Forbes is recruiting for journalists to join its Editorial Fellowship, a twelve-month immersive training program for early career business journalists. Fellows will rotate through the newsroom to learn targeted skills specific to a Forbes career. The Fellowship will begin with a week-long business journalism bootcamp, a series of classes taught by top editors. Fellows will then rotate through the newsroom during a series of four, 3-month assignments in order to develop financial analysis, investigations, source development, and news reporting. Learn more about the Forbes Fellowship and apply through the Forbes careers site.

WETA Productions: The first one-year fellowship was created in honor of award-winning PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill. The Gwen Ifill Fellow participates in the development and production off Washington Week and PBS News Weekend. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to work with digital and broadcast reporters and producers on story assignments and assist with research, pitching, reporting and production of stories that will be published on the PBS Newshour’s website and aired on Washington Week and PBS News Weekend. The second one-year fellowship was created in honor of award-winning anchor, reporter, author, Jim Lehrer, co-founder of PBS NewsHour. The Jim Lehrer Fellow participates in the development and production of the PBS NewsHour. For six months, the Jim Lehrer Fellow Fellow will be dedicated to daily production of the NewsHour, with primary responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Broadcast Coordinating Producer including research, gathering editorial information and video elements; copy editing; and assisting with scripts. For another six months, the Jim Lehrer Fellow will work closely with digital and broadcast reporters and producers, shadowing them on story assignments, including in the field, and assisting with research, pitching, reporting and production of stories that will be published on the PBS Newshour’s website and aired on the PBS NewsHour’s nightly show. Both fellowships are open to journalism majors who have graduated within the past 12 months. Apply for the Gwen Ifill Fellowship here.  Apply for the Jim Lehrer Fellowship here.


Past Fellowship Listings

Business Insider:  The Business 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.  As a real estate reporting fellow, you will aid in  coverage of residential real estate, contributing slideshows, stories, and lists that appeal to Business Insider’s  ambitious readers. Topics covered range from fascinating homes on the market to the real estate of the wealthy. The ideal candidate is a self-starter brimming with ideas who is willing to cold-call people for a quick comment and can produce camera-ready copy quickly.  This role can be fully remote; however, fellows who are in LA, San Francisco, or New York are encouraged to come into the office twice a week. Recent grads are encouraged to apply.  To learn more and to apply, visit the Business Insider careers page.

More Perfect Union: Launched in February 2021, More Perfect Union is an advocacy and journalism organization with a mission to build power for the working class. More Perfect Union is looking for a highly motivated and organized individual to join its team as an Editorial Video Fellow. In this role, you’ll focus on video editing support across the organization, with opportunities to be involved in other elements of production. This is a paid six-month fellowship. To apply, follow the directions on JournalismJobs.com.

The International Radio & Television Society Foundation (IRTS)  is a great organization and I have done one of their faculty fellowship programs. They just opened their 2024 summer student fellowship for applications. It’s a 9-week, all-expense-paid fellowship in New York. You live in a dorm in Manhattan, and they place you in a full-time, paid internship with a top NYT media company. It’s open to all students and you do not need to be radio/TV focused. PR majors are welcomed too. Find out more on their website, https://irtsfoundation.org/academic-programs/irts-summer-fellowship-program/.

2023 AAJA Sports Scholarship, Fellowship, Internship Opportunities (deadline 1/30/2023)


NYC Media Industry Fellowship – Summer 2023 (posted 1/10/2023)


Frederick Douglass Global


The Wall Street Journal – Financial Reporting Fellowship in NEW YORK, New York (deadline Monday, Oct. 24, 2022)


The New York Times Corps (Posted 6/2/2022, available for multiple years and cohorts)

Applications are now open for The New York Times Corps, a first-of-its-kind talent pipeline program for college students to receive career guidance from Times journalists over a multiyear period.

Press release (includes link to FAQ and application)
Times Corps landing page and FAQ (includes link to application)