The Google News Initiative Student Fellowship offers paid summer placements to journalism, technology, multimedia, and design students as well as recent graduates.
The Google News Initiative Student Fellowship has been created to support the next generation of European media professionals. Students and recent graduates can now apply to become a Student Fellow.
Selected Student Fellows will work at one of the participating newsrooms for eight weeks during the summer of 2022. Depending on the particular matching criteria of each newsroom, Student Fellows will research and write stories, contribute to open source data projects, design new digital products, and/or contribute to one of the many other innovative projects newsrooms have ongoing. The GNI Student Fellowship will be kicked-off with an online bootcamp that will allow the Student Fellows to get to know each other, build a network, and receive career-enhancing workshops from experts in the work field.
To be eligible you must be at least 18 years old and enrolled at or accepted to an accredited higher education institution or you have graduated in 2020,2021 or 2022. You must be from or live in the same country as the newsroom of your choice.
Your application will only be processed if you meet all the criteria mentioned below:
You are 18 years or older.
Master, Ph.D. or bachelor students/graduates
Students/graduates pursuing or in possession of a technical certificate.
Students/graduates pursuing or in possession of a professional certificate.
Students/graduates of another accredited form of education in a relevant field, such as an apprenticeship or vocational training.
You are from the country where the newsroom is based OR you are living and/or studying in the country where the newsroom is based. Students enrolled in Austria, Germany or Switzerland can apply for any of the newsrooms based in these three countries.
You are legally allowed to work full-time in the country where the newsroom is based.
We accept both full-time and part-time students.
Yes, as long as you are enrolled in a higher education institution based in the country of the newsroom you choose to apply for.
Students enrolled in Austria, Germany or Switzerland can apply for any of the newsrooms based in these three countries.
Yes, if you are expecting to graduate in 2022 you are eligible to apply. People that graduated in 2020 or 2021 can also apply.
You should be prepared, upon request, to provide the European Journalism Centre or your hosting newsroom with transcripts from your accredited institution as proof of enrollment or admission status. Graduates should be prepared to provide a transcript as proof of their enrollment in an educational institution (2020 or 2021).
We offer Fellowships in 14 European countries listed on the website. If your country isn’t listed, the programme is not yet available in your area. It is therefore not possible to partake in the GNI Fellowship programme but keep an eye out for future years. You can also check the Google News initiative website for Fellowships outside of the EU.
You are free to submit your application in English or in the language of the newsroom you are applying to.
Please note, however, that the Fellowship is an international programme and that Student Fellows are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of English. The Fellowship kick-off Bootcamp and all communication from the European Journalism Centre will be in English.