The State Newsroom Capital Reporting Fellowship 2024 is now accepting applications. The Capital Reporting Fellowship is a summer program in which students and emerging journalists are placed in newsrooms around the country.
Whether you are an advocacy-minded student, an aspiring journalist looking to hone your truth-telling abilities, or a great writer contemplating a career in reporting, your participation in state government coverage is more important than ever. This is an opportunity to build a skill set that will allow you to hold elected officials responsible for what happens in statehouses around the country.
This fellowship may not remove the impediments that make a career in journalism seem impossible, but it is a springboard that includes financial compensation and professional development. A States Newsroom Capital Reporting Fellow can expect a full-time summer schedule covering state policy in areas such as education, health care, and criminal justice.
- States Newsroom will provide each fellow an hourly wage of $20/hour for a 40-hour week. A small stipend for housing assistance can also be negotiated.
- This opportunity includes career preparation benefits like one-on-one mentoring with a national editor; weekly professional development sessions; portfolio improvement; and a year of coaching beyond the fellowship.
- The States Newsroom Summer Fellowship Program is designed to attract candidates from a variety of backgrounds.
- You should be currently enrolled as a junior or senior or a recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting, or communications are preferred; other majors will be considered.
- Preference will be given to applicants whose identities are underrepresented in journalism, such as women, Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC), differently abled, first generation college students, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community. The strongest candidates will be those who have experience in journalism or related communications fields at a college or university or in their community.
- Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.
Send a cover letter, resume/CV with references, and a portfolio highlighting your previously published work to [email protected] with Summer Fellowship in the subject line. Application materials must be received by October 31, 2023 at 11:59PM ET.