Google News Initiative Fellowship


The Google News Initiative Fellowship offers paid summer placements to journalism, technology or design students. In 2020 the European Journalism Centre offers 50 fellowship placements in 14 European countries. 

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.


Eligible applicants

  • must be 18 years or older;
  • coming from the following participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom;
  • must be enrolled in or accepted for an accredited higher education institution (undergraduate, master, PhD) as of 1 January 2020 in the same country as their newsroom of choice; or to be from the country where the newsroom is based;
  • recent graduates who finished their studies in 2019 are also eligible to apply
  • students enrolled in Austria, Germany or Switzerland can apply for any of the organisations based in these three countries;
  • international students enrolled in a higher education institution based in the country of the newsroom they choose are eligible as well.


How to apply

  • submit the application and newsroom selection here;
  • application can be submitted in English or in the language of the news organisation the applicants are applying for;
  • applicants  may only apply to one organisation.


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


Deadline: 30 March 2020,  (CET/CEST, midday Brussels time).


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