After graduation, students have the opportunity to land numerous special paid postgraduate reporting positions ranging in length from three months to a year. Some of the opportunities are based at Columbia. Others are located at news outlets in the U.S. and abroad. Opportunities evolve yearly. The companies listed here are those who participated recently. Application information will be available here.
Exclusive Opportunities through the Journalism School
Columbia Journalism Review
Three nine-month fellowships at Columbia Journalism Review.
Cross-Borders Data Investigations Fellowship
Several fellowships of at least six months with fellows focused on the collection and analysis of data to find patterns and explanations to complex globalized problems. The Cross-Borders Data Project is supervised by Kristen Lombardi, Columbia Journalism Investigations Editor and Post-Graduate Reporting Program Director, and Giannina Segnini, Knight Chair and Data Journalism Director.
Global Migration Reporting Fellowship
At least two reporting fellowships of at least six months on gender and migration, focusing on U.S. immigration law, border politics, international refugee policy, and more that contribute to the Global Migration Project. Supervised by Kristen Lombardi, Columbia Journalism Investigations Editor and Post-Graduate Reporting Program Director.
Hidden Epidemics Reporting Fellowship
Six- to 12-month-long fellowship with fellows reporting on climate change and communities of color. Columbia Journalism Investigations is supervised by Kristen Lombardi, Columbia Journalism Investigations Editor and Post-Graduate Reporting Program Director.
Columbia Journalism Investigations Reporting Fellowship
Several fellowships of at least nine months with fellows working on one or more investigative reporting projects and who are focused on the collection and analysis of data and documents and other investigative techniques to identify patterns and connect dots on complex problems. Columbia Journalism Investigations is supervised by Kristen Lombardi, Columbia Journalism Investigations Editor and Post-Graduate Reporting Program Director.
Columbia Journalism Investigations Voter Access Project Fellowship
Two six-month fellowships on voter access and disenfranchisement in the U.S. The Voter Access Project is supervised by Kristen Lombardi, Columbia Journalism Investigations Editor and Post-Graduate Reporting Program Director, and Stephen Stirling, Project Editor.
Columbia Post-Doctoral Research Scholar
One 12-month Columbia J-School fellowship working for Dean Steve Coll on various research and book-related projects.
Exclusive Opportunities at News Companies
Editorial associate reporting fellowship; six months in Washington, D.C.
ABC News David Jayne Fellowship
Broadcast/digital reporting fellowship; 8 weeks in London. Airfare provided.
ABC News Frank Reynolds Fellowship
Broadcast/digital reporting fellowship; 8 weeks in Washington, D.C.
Al Jazeera Media Network
Provides an opportunity for two graduates to work at Al Jazeera's English headquarters in Doha, Qatar; three months, starting in September.
At least one multimedia fellowship; three- to six-month summer multimedia fellowship in New York City.
BBC News Video Fellowship
At least one digital/video fellowship; six months in the Washington, D.C. bureau.
Brown Institute | Stanford University Department of Political Science
Criminal justice and media criticism reporting fellowship; 10 weeks, remote.
Brown Institute in partnership with Consumer Reports Digital Lab
Two research assistants focusing on data collection and volunteer data; 10 weeks, remote.
Up to two reporting fellowships; 13 weeks in New York City.
One 12-week, part-time reporting fellowship in New York City.
Journalism video fellowship; six to nine months in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Reporting fellowship focused on blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency economy; three months in New York City.
One Investigative Researcher Fellow; one year in Hartford, Conn.
Editorial associate with focus on reporting in Eurasia, including Russia, Ukraine, the South Caucasus and Central Asia; three to four months in New York City.
One CJS/SIPA Exclusive: Financial Times US Diversity Fellowship; six months in New York City.
Two enterprise journalism fellowships; one year in Boston.
Up to two internships; 10 weeks in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
At least one fellowship in reporting, video, editing or social media; six months in New York City.
La Stampa San Paolo Fellowship
Two to three reporting fellowships, which include weekly salary, housing and transportation; 12 weeks in Turin or Rome, Italy.
McClatchy Video/Audio Fellowships
Two full-time, temporary positions in McClatchy bureaus across the U.S.; six months (locations vary).
NBC News Richard Engel Unit
Three months in London (U.K. work authorization required).
Reporting Internship; 8 weeks (summer) in New York City.
Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford
All expenses paid for two graduates to study at Oxford University and the Reuters Institute; three months in Oxford, U.K.
Richemont North America + Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Reporting Fellowship; 10 weeks (summer) in New York City.
Fellowship in the News division; 12 months in Miami.
Reporting Fellowship; 10 weeks (summer); remote. Funded by The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School
Reporting Fellowship; 10 weeks (summer) in New York City. Funded by The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School.
(formerly The New Food Economy)
One 10-week reporting fellowship; remote. Funded by The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School
The Marshall Project
One Data Journalism Fellow; 10 weeks in New York. Funded by The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School.
The Real Deal
Two fellowships; 12 weeks in New York.
One Accountability Reporting Fellowship; six months in New York City. Funded by The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Business School.
Summer audio production internship in Brooklyn; 10 weeks. Funded by The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise/
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting | Post-Graduate Reporting Fellows
At a time when the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 epidemic continues to affect students and employers across the nation, Columbia Journalism School is collaborating for a second year with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to provide graduating students with reporting grants to support their transitions to professional newsrooms.
Columbia Journalism School established a $50,000 fund in 2021 and a $50,000 fund in 2020, administered by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, to award individual grants to graduates so they can continue work on their theses or develop other freelance stories to be pitched for publication. These reporting grants have also funded local news reporting and international reporting.
The Pulitzer Center solicited proposals from the class of 2021 in Spring 2021 and from the class of 2020 in Summer 2020 to report on enterprising stories focused on crises anywhere in the world. Reporting Fellow selections are made jointly by the Columbia Journalism School and the Pulitzer Center based on applications that include project proposals. Fellows receive mentorship from the Pulitzer Center team, which also pairs each Fellow with an adviser who has a particular interest or expertise in the Reporting Fellow's proposed project.
The reporting grants are funded by generous alumni of the school, and the international reporting grants are funded by the Simon and June Li Center for Global Journalism, a new center at Columbia committed to preparing journalists to work, think and report globally. Recipients of the international grants are known as the Li Center for Global Journalism Fellows.
The Pulitzer Center, founded 15 years ago, is dedicated to raising awareness of underreported global issues through direct support for quality journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities. The Columbia Journalism School is a member of the Pulitzer Center’s Campus Consortium, with an emphasis on support for the school’s documentary filmmaking students.
In the inaugural year, 18 reporting grants were awarded to members of the Class of 2020.
- Food Revolution in New York's Latino Community | Muriel Alarcón '20
- Pandemic and Human Rights Abuses in Uganda: Deaths, Injuries, and Broken Promises | Musinguzi Blanshe '20
- The Prisoners Who Were Convicted by Hung Juries | Zoe Chevalier '20
- The Former Soviet Union Immigrant Vote | Anastassia Gliadkovskaya '20
- Pills in the Post: How COVID Reopened the Abortion Wars | Sarah Hurtes '20
- In Politically Torn Tbilisi, Transgender Sex Workers Fight to Survive | Chloe Lula '20
- COVID-19 and Indigenous Communities in Latin America | Sofia Moutinho '20
- Sustainable Farming Revolution in Puerto Rico | Syra Ortiz-Blanes '20
- The Olive Trees Apocalypse | Agostino Petroni '20
- A Year of Pandemic Pivots: An Exhausted Fine Dining Industry Inches Toward Reopening After a Year of Unimaginable Losses | Sara Sheridan
In the second year, 10 reporting grants were awarded to members of the Class of 2021.
Read More: Reporting Fellow Stories and Projects: Articles, photography, multimedia, and field notes by Reporting Fellows, published by the Pulitzer Center and other news media outlets.
Institute for Nonprofit News | Internship Program
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, responding to a news media job market in crisis due to the COVID-19 virus, collaborated with the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) in 2020 and in 2021 to provide graduating students with paid internships to support their transitions to professional journalism.
The internship program provides 10- to 12-week paid internships at non-profit news media companies, through a partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News. Recent graduates are placed at regional news outlets to cover local communities, as well as at national outlets, where they will work in international reporting. Graduating students work as reporting interns covering issues ranging from local to international, during the summer or fall months. In the collaboration, INN arranges for some of its 300-member news organizations to recruit and select graduates from the graduating class into paid editorial reporting jobs. Students in all of the school’s master’s degree programs, including international scholars, are eligible to apply directly to the employers who will oversee their work.
The reporting grants are funded by generous alumni of the school, and the international reporting grants are funded by the Simon and June Li Center for Global Journalism, a new center at Columbia committed to preparing journalists to work, think and report globally. Recipients of the international grants are known as the Li Center for Global Journalism Fellows. The Scripps Howard Foundation supports four of these internships at Religion News Service to be administered through INN.
INN was founded in 2009 as an investigative news consortium. It works to strengthen the trusted sources of news by growing a network of nonprofit, nonpartisan news organizations. With more than 2,000 journalists in the INN network now generating some 150,000 original reports a year, the network’s news footprint is now similar in scale to NPR and the NPR affiliate network. INN members share news coverage, editorial and business resources and function as an innovation network developing new models for news media.
In the inaugural year, internships were awarded to members of the Class of 2020 at the following INN-member newsrooms.
In 2021, internships were awarded to members of the Class of 2021 at the following INN-member newsrooms.
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