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Internships & Fellowships

Find great interns or fellows — and get support to pay them

Cultivating a diverse talent pipeline with an emphasis on investigative journalism, audience development and engagement is essential in propelling the nonprofit sector’s ongoing innovation and growth. Each partnership brings interns and fellows with different skills and experiences to the table. Explore our partnerships below.

INN + GNI Fellowship in Digital Marketing

A new fellowship piloted by INN in partnership with the Google News Initiative (GNI) will address two needs in the growing nonprofit news field: deepening audience engagement and increasing staff diversity. The GNI Fellowship in Digital Marketing connects INN member news organizations with recent college graduates who have completed a digital apprenticeship at COOP, an initiative that equips diverse, low-income and first-generation graduates of public colleges with the digital skills and peer connections they need to overcome underemployment. These fellows will hold full-time, 6-month paid positions developing community engagement, digital marketing, digital communications and audience growth projects – gaining valuable career experience while helping INN members reach new audiences and forge deeper community connections. Read more about the program here

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Emma Bowen Foundation

Emma Bowen Foundation and INN partner to bring EBF Fellows into more than 20 INN member organizations each summer. These undergraduate fellows are exploring careers including sales, human resources, marketing, journalism, finance, production, software development and engineering.

The program is part of INN’s strategic initiative to cultivate a diverse talent pipeline essential in propelling the nonprofit sector’s innovation and growth, with generous support from Democracy Fund. Learn more about the Emma Bowen Foundation here.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Columbia Journalism School and INN

Columbia Journalism School and INN partner to match M.S. and M.A. level graduates with INN member newsrooms for paid internships with a focus on investigative, explanatory and data reporting. The Columbia Journalism School Internship and Grants Program supports as many as 30 full-time, 10- to 12-week paid internships at nonprofit news organizations through the partnership. Several of this year’s interns will be Li Global Reporting Fellows who are assigned exclusively to international news coverage. Your organization may request to host a Li Fellow and a domestic news coverage intern by filling out two applications.

Learn about the 2022 program here.

Applications for INN members for summer 2022 are closed. Please contact INN’s Sara Shahriari if you are interested in 2023 Columbia internships.

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY and INN are teaming up to connect graduate students from the school’s “Newmark J-Corps” program with INN member organizations for eight-week summer internships in 2022. 

In CUNY’s 16-month graduate school, these students specialize in at least one media format — print, video, broadcast TV, documentary, photo, audio or data journalism. There are also interns who are participating in the school’s master’s programs in bilingual  (Spanish + English) and engagement journalism. The internships take place over the summer between the 2nd and 3rd semesters of the program.

Applications for INN members for summer 2022 are closed.

The Missouri School of Journalism

The Missouri School of Journalism partners with INN to match five undergraduate and graduate-level students with newsrooms to work on projects including membership models, audience engagement, newsletter development, analytics and live event planning. The internship program selects diverse students to place into newsrooms, particularly in audience and product positions, where they can build management and leadership experience.

Meet the 2021 interns.

Applications for INN members for summer 2022 are closed. Please contact INN’s Sara Shahriari if you are interested in 2023 Missouri internships.

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