Each year the Collegiate Network offers paid summer internships and postgraduate, year-long fellowships at prominent media outlets to promising student journalists. For students seriously considering a journalism career, these positions offer writing opportunities at some of the nation's leading publications. This highly competitive program is open to both CN members and non-members, and the number of internships and fellowships offered varies from year to year.
The CN pays recent graduate students stipends of approximately $30,000 for a one-year position at a prominent media outlet.
The CN pays summer interns stipends of approximately $5,000 for 10 weeks of work at a prominent media outlet.
Training and Support
The CN offers all interns and fellows career development assistance both informally and formally through various events and programs, including:
- Intern/Fellow Training Workshop
In the spring, the incoming class of interns and fellows attends a weekend-long seminar featuring briefings with professional journalists, including former CN fellows, who offer advice on advancing in a journalism career. Topics include: pitching stories, fact-checking, cultivating sources, multimedia tips, journalistic ethics, and newsroom etiquette.
- Alumni & Friends Reception
In the summer, the CN hosts its annual public reception in Washington, D.C., for all current students, alumni, and friends of the CN, regardless of their professions.