Undergraduate Writing Fellowships

The Nation magazine is offering Student Writing Fellowships for current undergraduate students in the United States. Ten Student Writing Fellowships will be offered.

Here is the call for applications from The Nation:

The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism is accepting applications for ten Student Writing Fellow spots for an eight-month fellowship program. This program offers college students the opportunity to write for The Nation and to work with professional editors and writers to develop skills critical for a meaningful career in journalism.

Through this concentrated period, fellows will receive editorial and fact-checking training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and support in publishing their writing. Student journalists will apply to be trained and report on specific, dedicated subject areas/beats, all with mentoring by relevant veteran writers who will offer both hard-learned advice and invaluable contacts.  

The broad scope of this project is to show what matters most to young people at this highly fraught historical moment through deeply-reported enterprise journalism. Training sessions will focus on substantive reporting techniques and how to get beyond sensationalized profiles and horse-race coverage of politics. The project will tap into the lived experiences of young people and will focus on the development of a distinctive narrative voice. During the summer and fall of 2023, students will publish at least two long-form reported stories on their stated areas of interest. 

Subject Areas:
1. Racial Justice
2. Labor 
3. Abortion rights 
4. Sports 
5. Climate
6. Immigration 
7. War & Peace/US Foreign-Policy
8. Technology 
9. + 10. US Politics & young people

The Fellowship will run from April 10 to December 15, 2023. Fellows will participate in online editorial sessions and conversations with Nation editorial staff and special guests. Fellows will also have a series of one-on-one editorial meetings as their article moves through the editorial process. Fellows work remotely from their own campuses. Fellows will receive a $1,500 stipend, plus compensation for articles upon publication. Students need to be enrolled in college in the fall of 2023 to be eligible.

Applicants must submit the following:
1. A cover letter of not-more-than 250 words telling us why you want to become a StudentNation Fellow and which subject areas you’d be most interested in. (Pick up to three.)
2. One published piece of journalism (a link to the piece is fine).
3. A resume.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm EST, March 31, 2023. Application materials should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format and emailed to studentfellow@thenationfund.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be informed of their status by April 7. 

Any matriculating undergraduate students at all two and four-year schools in the United States, Canada or Mexico who will still be enrolled through the fall, 2023 semester. Previous StudentNation Fellows ineligible. For questions, email studentfellow@thenationfund.org.

The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism welcomes all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.

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