CN Internships & Fellowships

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. 

Year-long Fellowship

The CN pays recent graduate students stipends of approximately $30,000 for a one-year position at a prominent media outlet.

Summer Internships

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.

Apply for an internship or fellowship

The CN has two deadlines: an early deadline of Dec. 1, 2013, and another on Jan. 16, 2014. Early applications will be reviewed first. Successful applicants will be notified of their placements by April 2014.

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