Five fellowships and internships you can apply for right now
It’s that time of year again. If you’re looking for a new opportunity, considering a career change, or looking for an in at a potential job, we’ve got a list of five fellowships and editorial internships with deadlines that haven’t passed already.
If you’re passionate about reporting on mental health issues, minimizing inaccurate information and stigmas surrounding mental health issues, and want to create quality work, then apply here.
Deadline: April 12 for a full application, including resume, samples of work, and an essay detailing the specifics of your proposed project. The deadline for letters of recommendation are April 26, and you’ll need at least two.
- If you work for an established media publication, you will also need a letter of support from your editor or manager stating they are aware of your project and support it.
The IJNet is hosting its fifth annual data journalism competition. If you’ve published a data journalism project between April 14, 2016, and April 7, 2017, you’re eligible.
Categories include data visualization of the year; investigation of the year; news data app of the year; data journalism website of the year; best individual portfolio; best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours; open data award; small newsrooms; student and young data journalist of the year; and public choice
- Deadline: April 7. Apply here.
WIRED will be offering positions with their front-end reporting team based in San Francisco, CA. The six month position will focus on front-of-the-book sections, website, gadgets research, and fact-checking.
Applicants must be pursuing journalism careers and have experience in deadline-oriented newsrooms. Since WIRED is offering a full-time position, this is not recommended for current students.
- Deadline: May 2017. Check here for updates on when applications open.
The Nation has two full-time editorial internships available, one editorial and one investigative journalism project. For the editorial position, interns will be fact-checking stories, researching topics, and assisting bloggers at the site. Investigative interns will be helping create and distribute long-form investigative projects as part of the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.
- Deadline: April 10, 2017. Applicants can apply here with a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation.
If you’re ok relocating to the UK, Business Insider has two positions available for a Digital Fellow and a Strategy/Careers Fellow. Digital fellows will spend their time researching, writing, pitching, and producing features. Strategy/Career Fellows focus on pitching and writing stories on how to succeed in readers’ careers, writing perfect cover letters, and nailing down interviews.
Both positions are paid, full-time positions that continue for six-months.
- Deadline: Not specified, so if this looks like something that might interest you, apply soon.
In case you need a scholarship (you probably do), Everipedia created a program to help women in media get the recognition and respect they deserve. If you’re currently enrolled in college and have strong grammar skills, sign up on their website to design a biographical web page about a female journalist. Winners will be awarded $1000.
- Deadline: July 1