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25 Apr 2021, 00:00 (CEST)

For whom

Journalism, technology, multimedia and design students and recent graduates.


Stipend of minimum €2,500 for 8 weeks of full-time work


GNI Fellowship 2021


GNI Fellowship 2021

applications closed

The Google News Initiative Fellowship is a programme that connects students and recent graduates with innovative news organisations throughout Europe.

In 2021, there will be 30 paid placements available across 14 European countries: Sweden, Poland, Italy, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Czech Republic, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria.

The deadline to apply is 25 April 2021 and the eligibility criteria, as well as the details of all the Fellowship placements available.

Our mission

The GNI Fellowship’s mission is to develop the next generation of European journalists, media, technology and design experts to drive innovation across the news industry. This programme allows young talent to inform, engage and inspire audiences together with a news organisation that wants to benefit from a fresh perspective.

How does it work?

The Fellows will spend a period of 8 weeks, over summer, in one of the 30 innovative newsrooms that will provide each Fellow with the opportunity to gain a meaningful work experience and build new professional connections. Each Fellow will be accompanied by a mentor who has the expertise to guide them within their particular craft at their host organisation.

The paid summer placements are related to 5 focus areas:

  • verification and fact-checking
  • multimedia, product and (UX/UI) design
  • data journalism & interactives
  • business development
  • audience engagement

Who can apply?

Students and recent graduates from journalism, media, business, technology and design backgrounds can apply to this programme.

How does the selection process work?

Each news organisation indicates what particular skill set and background they require for the Fellow.

Some may prefer candidates who have experience with a web programming language like HTML, CSS or Javascript, while others may prefer a candidate that will research and write stories or look into data to accurately frame public debate.

All news organisations value original talent who are passionate about the craft of reporting and embrace the role that upcoming technologies can play in the future of journalism.

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