National Fellowships

National Public Radio (NPR) Kroc Fellowship

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Final Deadline: December 31, 2016

The NPR Kroc Fellowship was established to identify and develop a new generation of extraordinary journalists for the public radio system. NPR is looking for a diverse pool of applicants who aspire to work in public radio.

Candidates must be just completing college or graduate school, or be out of school for one year or less as of December 31. They do not need journalism or radio experience, but must demonstrate exceptional potential and drive.

Three Kroc Fellows will be accepted into the program this year. The Fellowship begins in August, and lasts one year. It includes a stipend of more than $37,000, plus benefits, which include paid vacation.

Fellows will get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism - writing, reporting, producing and editing, for both radio and the Web. Kroc Fellows will work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each Fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station.

Applications are accepted year round; those postmarked by December 31 are considered for Fellowships beginning August of the following year (e.g. postmarked by December 31, 2014 are considered for August, 2015). Visit the website for more information.