A  big list of reporting fellowships for people from all experience levels:


CatchLight Fellowship

Offering both international and local fellowships, CatchLight focuses on visual journalism. No specific experience level is necessary to apply, just a specific idea for a reporting project.


Edna McKenzie Fellowship

Application for Edna B. McKenzie Fellowship Grant

The fellowship was founded in 2013 to support reporting on African Diaspora issues and communities internationally and in the United States.


Galloway Reporting Fellowship on Human Rights in Africa

The first fellowship is for an international correspondent with no less than three years of experience in writing on Africa for a US news audience — preferably a veteran journalist based in Africa. Two additional fellowships are for local journalists in Africa seeking an opportunity to enlighten and inform a US audience about human rights and social justice issues in Africa.


Pulitzer Center Reporting Grants

You need not be a student to apply. The Pulitzer Center offers grants to reporters wishing to cover domestic and international issues.


Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

The Nieman Foundation provides about 12 journalists the opportunity to study at Harvard for an academic year; to step back from deadlines, renew their intellectual curiosity and enrich their understanding of the topics they cover. Note: U.S. citizens are also eligible to apply for the Nieman-Berkman and the short-term VisitingFellowships.


Fund for Investigative Journalism

The Fund for Investigative Journalism’s Board of Directors meets three to four times each year to consider grant applications for investigative projects and books.

The Board of Directors looks for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance, or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.

The Fund accepts applications for projects on domestic and international issues.


Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Through the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, Fulbrighters will undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, Fellows will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on a a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic. Stories deemed by National Geographic to be of interest or merit may be considered for publication on other National Geographic platforms. In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), Fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, applicable to Fellows’ projects, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. Fellows will be paired with one or more National Geographic editors for continued training, editorial direction and mentoring throughout their Fulbright grant period.


International Women’s Media Foundation

IWMF offers training and reporting opportunities for women journalists with at least 3 years of professional experience


Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowships

The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting a Fellow who carries out a program of self-designed, independent study abroad for a minimum of two years.


ICFJ U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships

The program offers young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as “foreign correspondents” for their hometown news organizations.


ICFJ Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

Each year, outstanding media professionals from the United States, Canada and Germany are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries as part of The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program.


IRP International Fellowships in Journalism

The International Reporting Project (IRP) will offer up to nine fellowships to experienced professional journalists to report on topics related to global religion. These fellowships are open only to journalists who are citizens of the United States, Canada, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand or the United Kingdom. Applications are now being accepted.


Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

The International Reporting Fellowship is giving journalists of color the skills they need to become future leaders in the field. They have an unprecedented chance to explore issues beyond U.S. borders, enriching their experience as professional journalists. And they will bring the fresh perspectives needed on foreign affairs, religion and other topics in an increasingly complex world.

The Fellows’ reporting assignments last up to two weeks, between the months of June and August, depending on the destination and other factors. While overseas, the Fellows blog about their experiences and also share tidbits about their reporting assignments on social media including Twitter and Facebook.


McCloy Fellowships

The fellowship grants these individuals the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct on-site research and interviews and to pursue reports on aspects of the German-American relationship. Research areas may include – but are not limited to – environmental policy, immigration, agriculture, urban development, finance, education, and the arts.


Getty Images Grants

The Grants for Editorial Photography will be awarded through our annual application proposal process, with applications being accepted beginning April 1, 2014 and will require a 500 word summary of the project proposal, a short bio, and 20-25 images. Specific uploading instructions will be made available when the application portal is opened on April 1.


John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford 

Knight Fellows get time, funding, and the space to test projects and build on ideas. We keep our program small. Fellows aren’t merely familiar with each other’s work; they truly collaborate on it. And we value fellows’ lives outside work—we welcome partners, spouses, and families, and we help support the move to Palo Alto.


Knight International Journalism Fellowships

During the one-year Fellowship, Knight International Journalism Fellows focus on one or more of the four target portfolios – mobile, data, social media/networks and multimedia storytelling. ICFJ expects Fellows to work on multiple, complementary projects.


Alicia Patterson Fellowship

This fellowships aims to foster, promote, sustain and improve the best traditions of American journalism, the Alicia Patterson Foundation will provide support for journalists engaged in rigorous, probing, spirited, independent and skeptical work that will benefit the public. The foundation will support journalism and will foster a community of journalists engaged in truthfully informing the public.


Fulbright Fellowships in Journalism

Deadline Sept 16

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

Grant Duration:

Grant lengths vary in duration: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description. In addition, flexible options may be available.

Journalism Internships

New York Times

New York Times David Carr Fellowship
Deadline: Nov. 14
Location: New York City
Pay: “The fellow will receive a competitive compensation package.”
Description: “The fellowship is an opportunity for a journalist early in his or her career to build upon David’s commitment to holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories. Candidates should have at least three years of experience and be eager to experiment with creative ways of storytelling through video, text, social media and other means.”

The New York Times James Reston Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “Beginning with the second week, the Reston Fellows start work in a section that reflects their skills and area of interest to report and write stories under the guidance of editors or senior reporters. Some stories are assigned, but fellows are encouraged to come up with their own ideas. They also participate in workshops with ranking editors and reporters. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the fellows to stretch their journalistic skills with the help of some of the best reporters and editors in the country.”

David E. Rosenbaum Reporting Internship in Washington
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: Washington, D.C.
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “The position, which is co-sponsored by the foundation, is intended for aspiring reporters with a demonstrated interest in or aptitude for writing about government and policy. It is aimed at students who receive financial aid and who hope to become print journalists in Washington.”

New York Times Interactive News Internship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “Are you a student with some coding chops and an interest in the news? Spend your summer with the interactive news desk at The New York Times, an agile team of developers working in the newsroom.”

New York Times Video Internship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “Interns work with the award-winning Video Unit of The Times and must have significant video journalism experience. This internship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students.”

New York Times Digital Internship
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “The intern’s duties include producing articles, photos and multimedia for The New York Times on the Web, as well as helping to put together the online presence for larger news packages and enterprise projects. He or she is also expected to assist editors and producers by conducting research and compiling information for special sections, enterprise stories and breaking news events.”

Thomas Morgan Visual Journalism Internships
Deadline: Oct. 31
Location: New York City
Pay: $1,000 per week
Description: “One intern is chosen in design, graphics and photography. They may be juniors or seniors and must have had news experience. In recognition of Thomas Morgan’s alma mater, students from the University of Missouri at Columbia will be given preference for one of the internships each year.”

Thomson Reuters Global Internships

The Reuters Global Journalism Internships offer talented students and graduates an opportunity to learn and shine in our bureaus internationally.

The paid internships are a crash course in hands-on business, political and general news reporting. Every intern will report to a senior editor and be assigned a journalist mentor to provide advice and guidance during the summer. They’re expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories during their assignment.

Washington Post

The Washington Post offers 12-week paid internships for reporters on the Local, Financial, Sports, Style and Editorial desks, as well as internships for Visual Journalists, Multiplatform and Interactivity Producers and Web Designers.

Financial Times Peter Martin Fellowship

The successful candidate will have a degree and an interest in business as well as the economic impact of technology. The internship takes place in London so candidates must be eligible to work in the European Union.

DW Akademie

Internships are possible in all areas where DW journalists work: television, online, radio, communications and DW Akademie. The Multimedia Regions department in Bonn offers radio and online internships in 30 languages. Our Multimedia Global department offers television internships in Berlin. The television programs are produced in Arabic, German, English and Spanish.

ABC News

This internship program is open to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in school and have completed their sophomore year. Graduate students are also eligible for consideration.

CBS News

Interns at CBS News London have opportunity to work the news desk, help with story production and go out on shoots with CBS Newspath as well as CBS Network correspondents. Email: CBS News London Manager Claire Day at cday@cbsnews.comfor more details.

NBC News

Post-Graduate Internship in Community Journalism (in Alaska): Raven Radio’s post-graduate fellowship is a 30-week program intended to bridge the period between the completion of a journalism student’s education and the beginning of his or her career.

Broadcast Projects Abroad

Getting involved with the production of professional radio and TV stations, including the possibility of airtime. Programs in Argentina, Ghana, Jamaica, Mexico, Mongolia, Samoa, Senegal, Togo. Some language skills required.

Print Projects Abroad

Getting involved in a variety of duties at the publication, including researching topics, writing and proofreading articles, conducting interviews, and helping out around the office. Bolivia, China, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Romania, South Africa, Samoa, Tanzania, Togo. Some language skills required.

Projects Abroad

Film Production Internship in Tanzania: for students and professionals with experience in media, journalism, or a related subject who have a passion for film production.

Associated Press Global Internship Program

This is a paid, highly selective, 12-week individually tailored training program for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists. Interns must have experience and/or training in video and one other format. They will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.

NABJ Scholarships

NABJ awards scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $2,500.  All applications must be submitted online by the specified deadline.
 NABJ Scholarships:
(click on links for more information)Allison E. Fisher Scholarship – $2,500

DeWayne Wickham Founder’s High School Scholarship – $2,500

Larry Whiteside Scholarship – $3,000

Les Payne Founder’s Scholarship – $2,500

NABJ Scholarship – $2,500

Visual Task Force Scholarship – $1,500

Andre Coe Scholarship (Region V) – $500

Application Requirements (College Students):
  • Must be a current NABJ member
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited college/university in the U.S.
  • Must major in journalism or a communications-related discipline with the interest of pursuing a journalism career
  • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official transcript
  • Must have at least one year of school remaining at the time of the application submission
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 – 800 words)
  • Essay on the specified topic (1,000 – 2,000 words)
  • Five (5) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
  • Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

Application Requirements (High School Students):

  • Must be a current NABJ member
  • Must be an American or foreign-born student who is currently enrolled full-time at a high school in the U.S.
  • Must be a senior interested in majoring in journalism or a communications-related discipline at an accredited college/university in the U.S. following graduation
  • Must meet the cumulative G.P.A. requirement verified on an official high school transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (must explain journalism experience, academic accomplishments, career goals, community involvement and financial need; 500 – 800 words)
  • Essay on the specified topic (800 – 1,000 words)
  • Three (3) Work Samples (articles, video clips, photos, or personal website)
  • Three (3) References (must provide contact information. Letters are NOT required.)
  • Documents must be a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please save and submit all documents as “Name.Year.TypeofFile” (example: JaneDoe.2013.Resume)

 NABJ Scholarship Award Policies:

  • Scholarship awards are disbursed in one payment to the recipient’s school upon proof of enrollment.
  • A scholarship selection committee will select the winners based on NABJ’s scoring system and adherence to the application guidelines and requirements.
  • Previous winners are not eligible to re-apply to any NABJ scholarships.
  • Winners will be formally recognized in the convention program book, a press release, and the NABJ website.

For more information about NABJ’s scholarships, please contact


A great frequently updated list of jobs, grants and fellowships for journalists.

Digital and mobile security for journalists and bloggers

Journalists and bloggers alike need to protect their privacy and information from both state and non-state actors’ surveillance and cyber-attacks. In this webinar, offered in collaboration with ICFJ, Jorge Luis Sierra will show you how to develop a risk reduction strategy and learn digital and mobile security tools.

Reporters Instructed In Saving Colleages (

We train and equip freelance journalists in all media to treat life-threatening injuries on the battlefield. Freelancers comprise the vast majority of those who cover wars, and consequently make up the vast majority of deaths and injuries. Surviving a gunshot or shrapnel wound is often a matter of doing the right thing in the first few minutes, and our training focuses on that brief, critical period of time. It is our hope to make first aid training the industry norm – like having a flak jacket or sat phone – and to prevent unnecessary deaths in a job that is so vital to human dignity and human rights.

The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

We promote diversity in the news media through improved coverage, hiring, business practices & training programs that equip journalists with leadership, multimedia skills and subject expertise for news organizations across platforms. Our primary mission is to ensure that all segments of our diverse society are fairly, accurately and credibly portrayed.

Journalist Security Guide

The guide outlines basic preparedness for new journalists taking on their first assignments around the world, offers refresher information for mid-career journalists returning to the field, and provides advice on complex issues such as digital security and threat assessment for journalists of all experience levels.

Online Survival Kit

This Online Survival Kit offers practical tools, advice and techniques that teach you how to circumvent censorship and to secure yo communications and data.

NABJ 2014 Panel on International Reporting Podcast

We know that not all of you could attend our panel at the 2014 NABJ convention in Boston so we’ve uploaded a podcast to Youtube!


NABJ Global Grant & Fellowship Deadline Calender 

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