Welcome to the application portal for the Office of Career Development at Columbia Journalism School. All opportunities posted are for currently enrolled students or recent graduates of Columbia Journalism School. Please carefully read each application description to determine if you are eligible to apply. 

QUESTIONS? Contact Jake Holzman, Program Coordinator, Office of Career Development: jacob.holzman@columbia.edu

 

 
Remote, Texas

The Texas Tribune reporting fellowship provides early-career journalists the opportunity to hone their reporting skills and learn a host of new ones that will prepare them for the modern newsroom.

We are looking for fellows who are ready to dive into daily news and enterprise coverage — including on crucial beats that we don’t adequately cover, such as misinformation, religion, technology and legal affairs — alongside our seasoned reporting staff. Ideal candidates will have experience reporting and writing on deadline and an interest in covering state policy and politics, and how they relate to Texas’ changing demographics. Previous fellows have written about everything from the state's new gun laws to local officials' legal challenges to Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates.

For 12 weeks this fall, the Columbia intern will be a part of the largest statehouse reporting bureau in the nation. Their byline will not only appear on the Tribune’s homepage, but on those of the online, TV, radio and print news outlets who republish our stories daily. We pair each student with a mentor and design workshops for them on topics like investigative reporting and Texas politics.

The fellowships are typically based in the Tribune’s Austin newsroom, but this fellowship can be done remotely from anywhere in Texas. Many of our teams are hybrid, with some working remotely and a limited number going into the office; candidates should expect to come to Austin for occasional meetings.


ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Primary Medium(s): text reporting (digital)
  • Beat(s) the intern will work on: state government; elections; courts; political campaigns; misinformation/disinformation; faith/religion/belief in politics; the political economy of technology (how the industry is reshaping Texas communities and getting tax incentives and other support from the federal government); law and the judiciary.


COMPENSATION AND TERMS: Fall Internship. The Internship is 12 weeks. Salary is $600 per week. No additional benefits are included.


ELIGIBILITY: M.S. and M.A. students graduating from Columbia Journalism School in May and August 2022 are eligible. 


TO APPLY: Complete this online application, which includes uploading the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter: address it to "Andy Alford, Director of Editorial Recruitment, Training and Career Development, Texas Tribune"
  2. Resume (one page) that includes names and contact information of three references (two must be from Columbia Journalism School; if possible, one should be a journalism-related professional reference).
  3. Three clips or links to your work (any medium, unpublished is okay)



DEADLINE TO APPLY: 11:59 p.m. (EST), Sunday, August 28, 2022

QUESTIONS? Email Jacob Holzman, Program Coordinator, Office of Career Development: jh4528@columbia.edu.


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