EJC Google News Initiative Journalism Fellowships in Europe 2019

EJC Google News Initiative Journalism Fellowships in Europe 2019

Deadline: April 1, 2019

Applications are open for the EJC Google News Initiative Journalism Fellowships in Europe 2019. The Google News Initiative Fellowship connects students who want to explore the intersection between journalism and technology with news organisations. This is a unique opportunity that can allow you to kick-start a career in the news industry.

The successful candidates will kick off their careers in the news industry by spending their summer working with experts in newsrooms and creating a professional network. In 2019 the European Journalism Centre offers 40 fellowship placements in 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and Poland.

Fellows will be able to learn from experts and connect with other students from across Europe. Depending on the needs of each newsroom, the fellows will research and write stories, contribute to open source data projects, create visuals and interactives, and look into data to accurately frame public debate. The GNI Fellowship is funded by the Google News Initiative and is also available worldwide.


  • All the fellows will be remunerated for their work and to help cover expenses. The exact amount will be at the discretion of each news organisation.


  • Open to students who are enrolled in or accepted for an accredited higher education institution in the same country as their newsroom of choice. This includes undergraduate, master, and PhD students;
  • You must be 18 years of age or older as of January 1, 2019 to be eligible for the 2019 GNI Fellowship;
  • Applicants may be journalism, technology or design students who want to gain valuable work experience and build lifelong contacts;
  • International students can apply if they are enrolled in a higher education institutions based in the country of the newsroom they choose to apply for;
  • You may only apply to one organisation.


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For more information, visit Google News Initiative Fellowship.