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.
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 2022 interns.
Applications for INN members for summer 2024 are OPEN – please email INN’s Sara Shahriari for instructions. Applications close September 29.
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 2023. 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). For non-profit news organizations that are unable to support a paid intern, the school has a 1:1 stipend match program for a limited number of newsrooms.
Applications for INN members to host 2024 internships open in November, 2024.
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 low-income and first-generation graduates of public colleges with the digital skills and peer connections they need to overcome underemployment. Fellows hold full-time, 6-month paid positions working on community engagement, digital marketing, digital communications and audience growth. Mentorship is a critical component of this fellowship, and host organizations should have a full-time staff member dedicated to digital strategy who will guide the fellow’s work. Past fellows worked on growing social media reach, streamlining workflows across platforms and designing surveys to improve newsletter readership engagement. Participating newsrooms will be reimbursed up to $30,000 per fellow toward salary and payroll expenses. Read more about the program here.
Applications for INN members for summer 2023 are closed. Please contact INN’s Sara Shahriari if you are interested in 2024 fellowships.
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 INN members for summer 2023 are closed. Please contact INN’s Sara Shahriari if you are interested in 2024 internships.
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 25 full-time, 12-week paid summer or fall 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.
Applications for INN members for summer 2023 are closed. Please contact INN’s Sara Shahriari if you are interested in 2024 internships.Back to top