Exclusive Fellowships and Internships | Columbia Journalism School

Exclusive Fellowships and Internships

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

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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. 

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Global Migration Reporting Fellowship

At least two reporting fellowships 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.

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Columbia Journalism Investigations Reporting Fellowship

One-year-long fellowship with fellows reporrting 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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AARP

Editorial associate reporting fellowship; six months in Washington, D.C.

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ABC News David Jayne Fellowship

Broadcast/digital reporting fellowship; 8 weeks in London. Airfare provided.

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ABC News Frank Reynolds Fellowship

Broadcast/digital reporting fellowship; 8 weeks in Washington, D.C.

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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. 

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BBC News

At least one multimedia fellowship; three- to six-month summer multimedia fellowship in New York City.

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BBC News Video Fellowship

At least one digital/video fellowship; six months in the Washington, D.C. bureau.

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Brown Institute | Stanford University Department of Political Science

Criminal justice and media criticism reporting fellowship; 10 weeks, remote. 

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Brown Institute in partnership with Consumer Reports Digital Lab

Two research assistants focusing on data collection and volunteer data; 10 weeks, remote.

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Bustle

Up to two reporting fellowships; 13 weeks in New York City.

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Cannabis Wire

One 12-week, part-time reporting fellowship in New York City. 

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Coda

Journalism video fellowship; six to nine months in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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CoinDesk

Reporting fellowship focused on blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency economy; three months in New York City.

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Eurasianet

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.

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Feature Story News

One three-month reporting fellowship in New York City.

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FRONTLINE

Two enterprise journalism fellowships; one year in Boston.

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Grupo Clarín

Up to two internships; 10 weeks in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Insider, Inc.

At least one fellowship in reporting, video, editing or social media; six months in New York.

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La Stampa San Paolo Fellowship

Two to three reporting fellowships, which include weekly salary, housing and transportation; 12 weeks in Turin or Rome, Italy.

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McClatchy Video/Audio Fellowships 

Two full-time, temporary positions in McClatchy bureaus across the U.S.; six months (locations vary. This year: in the Washington, DC bureau and the Sacramento Bee newsroom and remote).

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NBC News Richard Engel Unit 

Three months starting in January or February 2020 in London. (U.K. work authorization required)

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.

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TELEMUNDO

Fellowship in the News division; 12 months in Miami.

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The Counter

(formerly The New Food Economy)

One 10-week reporting fellowship in New York.

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The Real Deal

Two fellowships; 12 weeks in New York.

Employers: Join Us

Partner with us to create a post-graduate fellowship or internship position in your newsroom. For more information, please contact Lauren Mack, Program Manager: lem2111@columbia.edu.