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Google News Lab Summer Fellowship

Fellowship Description

The 10-week Fellowship begins at Google’s World Headquarters in Mountain View, CA. After a few days at the Googleplex, Fellows will spend the next 9 weeks embedded on projects at one of the following host organizations: Propublica, IRE, Neiman Lab, Poynter, Pew Research Center. Matter, Reveal (the Center for Investigative Reporting), Witness Media Lab.


Application opens Nov. 1
Deadline Jan. 15


We’re looking for students (enrolled as of Jan. 1, 2018) who are passionate about reporting and the role that technology can play in the pursuit of the craft. You must be a US student or a student studying in the US with a relevant visa to qualify. That said, we welcome students from all majors and degree programs. If the following sounds like you, we encourage you to apply:

You’re excited about journalism, especially data driven journalism or freedom of expression online. You’re interested in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age.

You have an excellent academic record, and a few activities that show you’re engaged outside of school. You think analytically and have a knack for research, writing, and communication. You’re a master multitasker who works quickly, smartly, and resourcefully. Experience with a web programming language like HTML or Javascript and spreadsheet software gives you an edge.


Fellows receive a stipend of $9,000 USD and a travel budget of $1,000 during the 10-week program, which runs from June-August.


June through August


At one of eight news organizations around the country.

How to apply

Applications must go directly to one of the host news organizations (click on the logo of the organization at the link below), though students may apply to multiple organizations. The application requires a resume and two references. See more information here:

Our Journalism Concentration & Minor

The Hunter College journalism program is offered as a concentration or a minor within the Department of Film & Media Studies. Its curriculum is built around production courses in journalism and analytical courses in media studies. Learn more about our course requirements.

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