It’s the time of year when young journalists start hearing back about their internship applications or perhaps getting worried if they haven’t heard back yet.
If you haven’t already received and accepted an offer and made your summer plans, you still have some time to apply for one of the coolest opportunities available this summer: the Google Journalism Fellowship. But not much time — the deadline is this week.
This isn’t your typical summer internship, though. It’s something more immersive, more data-centric and, honestly, sounds more fun. They’re looking for journalism students who have already demonstrated proficiency and interest in digital projects and technologies, but the desired skills and interests are pretty reasonable for j-school students these days. Here’s how they describe the gig:
The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations — from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age. There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism.
And they will pay the fellows $8,000 (plus a travel stipend) for 10 weeks, from June through August, to work at one of these journalism organizations:
- Center for Investigative Reporting
- Committee to Protect Journalists
- Investigative Reporters & Editors
- Nieman Journalism Lab
- Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project
- Sunlight Foundation
- Texas Tribune
This application is due Friday, January 31… So, um, why are you wasting time?! Apply here.