Fellowship: Journalism in the Era of Disinformation

Cultural Vistas, a non-profit organization that provides international exchange opportunities to students and young professionals, invites you to apply to the Journalism in the Era of Disinformation Fellowship (JED), a funded fellowship program that gives student journalists from the United States and Germany the opportunity to meet their peers and learn about the role that disinformation plays in political coverage in both countries. Each year, up to 8 German and 8 American journalism students will be selected to participate in this week-long program in Washington, D.C. and New York, which will focus on political coverage in the U.S. and Germany and analyze the trend of “fake news”. By exchanging ideas with each other and with experts in the field, participants will analyze the development of disinformation in various media in both countries, while developing solutions to counteract these trends in journalism.

The program is funded by the Transatlantic Program of the government of the Federal Republic of Germany through funds of the European Recovery Program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, and covers various program expenses for participants, including flight costs to/from Washington, D.C. and New York, program-related travel and accommodations, workshops and discussions with high-level contacts at various media, think tanks, and political institutions, and daily stipends during the program.

Eligible candidates for the JED Fellowship:

–      Are currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a post-secondary program of study in journalism, political communication, or related fields (in either the U.S. or Germany)

–      demonstrate a strong interest in a career in journalism focusing on political coverage (local, state, or federal)

–       have previous experience as an intern or employee in a media setting

–       are citizens or permanent residents in the country in which they are studying (the U.S. or Germany)

Candidates studying outside of larger media hubs and those with limited or no previous international experience are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is January 14, 2019. The program will take place in Washington, D.C. and New York from May 18 to May 24, 2019. Participants from both the U.S. and Germany will travel together in these cities during the program week.

You can find more information at www.culturalvistas.org/jed, including the online application form. We encourage you to share this information and the JED fellowship info flier or this facebook post with eligible candidates. Please direct any questions about the program to info@culturalvistas.eu.

Tim Russert Fellowship in political journalism seeks applicants

IM RUSSERT FELLOWSHIP (TV Content & Production)/NBCUniversal/DC: The Tim Russert Fellowship will be awarded to one motivated, passionate graduating student interested in pursuing a career in political journalism. Deadline for app is April 27, 2018


The Tim Russert Fellowship


TV Content & Production

NBC News and MSNBC



·         The deadline for the application for the 2018-2019 Fellowship is Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5PM Eastern Time.

·         The Tim Russert Fellowship will be awarded to one motivated, passionate graduating student interested in pursuing a career in political journalism. The Fellowship is a one-year, paid position in the NBC News Washington, D.C. Bureau. The fellow will work on a rotational basis in several areas of the Washington Bureau including “Meet the Press” and the NBC News Political Unit. Responsibilities will include assisting talent and producers, participating in news shoots, and story research. The goal is to give a talented journalist the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and experience a yearlong “boot camp” in political journalism.

Additional Details

·  This is a one-year position. The program runs twelve months and consists of several long-term rotations in the Washington, DC Bureau. Relocation expenses are not covered.


·  Upload your resume, cover letter, and essay (maximum of 250 words).


·  What role should the media play in our nation’s political discourse?


Basic Qualifications

·  Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or Political Science

·  Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5

·  Active involvement in journalism through work experience, on campus media involvement and/or internships

·  Applicants must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.

·  Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.

·  Must be willing to sign a one year employment contract.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications

·  Highly motivated individuals

·  Commitment to Television News Production as a career

·  Strong communication skills

·  Excellent writing skills

·  Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

·  Proven leadership skills

·  Proven commitment to community service

·  Familiarity shooting with digital camera

·  Familiarity with desktop editing


NBC News

Career Level



Washington, D.C.


District of Columbia


United States

About Us

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

Fulbright student program hosts info session on campus March 28

The USF Office of National Scholarships will host a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session on Monday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m. in Juniper-Poplar Hall (JPH) 1319. Lora Seery, senior program officer of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, will present the session.

Fulbright is the largest U.S. exchange program and offers fellowships abroad for one academic year. Students can travel to over 140 countries for graduate or professional study, advanced research, or English teaching.

Download the flier for more info: Fulbright Flyer Information Session March 28 2016

IRTS offers summer fellowship program, summer media bootcamp

More Fellowships have been added for Summer 2016 – 
Apply now for Tech, Advertising, Media Strategy, Ad Sales &Studio Operations
June 5 – August 6, 2016
Travel, housing, internship & living allowance included!
View our videos on YouTube

APPLICATIONS DUE: SUNDAY, MARCH 13                                                       (midnight EST)
Hello & Please Share!  
The IRTS Foundation has secured additional funding to expand this summer’s Fellowship program. We are currently recruiting for internships at a top TECH

company, a cutting edge ADVERTISING AGENCY, a media team at a leading CONSUMER GOODS COMPANY, a national cable broadcasting STUDIO OPERATIONS

team, and an AD SALES team at a top national broadcasting & cable company.

Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including

math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing,  communications are encouraged to apply.
The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 40 years.
For detailed eligibility information and to download an application learn more at: http://irtsfoundation.org/summerfellowshipprogram.html.
Lauren Kruk-Winokur
Vice President, Academic Programs & Communications
IRTS Foundation


The Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.
Those selected for the Fellowship receive:
  • Round trip travel to and from NYC. (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement)
  • Housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting.
  • A living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses.
  • A full-time internship at a top New York media company.
  • Weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers.
  • The IRTS Foundation also provides extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!

The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals through its many educational programs and diversity initiatives. IRTS programs ensure that our business reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.

Washington Media Institute seeks summer applicants in journalism, PR, new media

It’s in our name: the Washington Media Institute is an immersive, media-focused program unlike anything you’ve experienced.
Students train four days a week at media organizations across DC, while taking a series of seminar courses and earning full load of transferable credits. WMI offers students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from and network with leading media professionals.
From reporting for the Washington Post, creating web exclusive videos for the Smithsonian Magazine, to being a part of a PR team at Powell Tate – Washington Media Institute students do more than the average intern.
WMI is now accepting applications for our summer session, but spots are filling up quickly! If you are interested in securing an internship in communications, journalism, PR or new media and getting a leg up in the job market — Apply today!

Editor’s Note: This program is one in which students pay for their internships, training and boarding.