The Insider Inc. Fellowship Program

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In March 2019, Insider Inc. launched a Fellowship Program and opened applications to all early-career journalists looking to make an impact in digital media.

The fellowship program recruits the most talented fellows and pairs them with the team where they can make the biggest impact, whether they're writing stories, creating videos, editing, researching, designing, or anything else. Their work is seen by our audience of millions, and they become experts in digital media. Participants in our fellowship program end their time here ready to dive into the next phase of their careers as journalists. Meanwhile, Insider Inc. benefits from the diverse perspectives that early-career journalists bring to our newsrooms.

Sound exciting to you?

Read on for more information and available opportunities.

How it works

  • The program is open to all early-career journalists looking to make an impact in digital media.

  • Fellowships will run for six months.

  • Most fellowships are based in our New York City headquarters. (Some positions will be available in San Francisco and Los Angeles; see listings below.)

  • Fellows are paid $18 an hour, and most fellows will work 40 hours a week. For some positions, we can provide more flexibility, allowing as few as 20 hours a week.

  • We're looking for fellows across teams and job categories. No matter where they are placed, fellows will be tasked with hands-on assignments and given clear goals for their time with us.

  • We welcome a new fellowship class each quarter, starting in January, March, June, and September of each year.

Professional development opportunities

In addition to their daily work, fellows will have access to specialized programming geared toward their professional development.

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  • Our six-month Newsroom Classroom training series exposes fellows to people from across our newsrooms who are experts in various topics, from breaking news reporting to building source relationships to writing useful reviews.

  • Monthly fellow lunches will help fellows get to know one another and learn from the work others are doing.

  • Fellows have their own lunch AMA with Nicholas Carlson, our global editor-in-chief.

  • They also have access to newsroom events like lunch and learns with industry expertsnetworking panels with professional journalism groupsspecialized trainings on newsroom resources, and more.

  • Additional programming will be planned throughout the six-month fellowship period.

Who’s eligible?

The fellowship program is open to any journalist who wants to spend six months learning in one of the world's premiere digital newsrooms.

Most of our fellows will be recent college graduates, but there is no education requirement or age cutoff. We screen people based on their journalism and other technical skills, prior experience, subject matter knowledge, and more — show us, in one way or another, that you can do the work.

You should have a clear vision for why you want to work at Insider Inc., and why you want to be on the specific team that you're applying for.

But beyond that, we are simply seeking talented, enthusiastic journalists who want to come and learn from our team.

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How to apply

  • Applications must include a resume and cover letter. Individual fellowship positions may request additional details, such as a reel or published clips; please provide those if asked.

  • You may apply for multiple fellowship positions, but please submit a cover letter for each. Your cover letter should indicate why each particular position appeals to you and aligns with your previous experience.

  • Our applications will remain open until the deadline listed in the job posting, or until the position is filled. We will screen candidates throughout the application period, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of having your application reviewed before the role is filled.

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Come work with us!

Search for open fellowship positions under Open Roles on our Careers page.


And follow along on Instagram!

Follow @insiderfellows for an inside look at life as an fellow, including office highlights and fellow account takeovers!