Theodore Kim director of newsroom fellowships and internships
The Times has long been passionate about cultivating journalism's next generation. We regard that process as both sacred and an obligation. We built the Times Fellowship with these principles in mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Times Fellowship?
In 2019, we replaced our newsroom summer internship with a yearlong fellowship aimed at up-and-coming journalists.
Why did The Times make this change?
We believe the new program better trains journalists, provides greater benefits for participants and our newsroom, and establishes relationships that will pay off for years to come.
Who is eligible for the fellowship?
365体育投注 The program targets journalists with some experience who are early in their careers, including recent graduates of college and graduate school. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
How long is the fellowship?
The fellowship is 12 months.
When will The Times open applications for the fellowship?
365体育投注 Fellowship applications open in the fall. The class is announced early the following year.
When will the fellowship start?
The fellows begin work in June.
Is the fellowship paid?
Yes. Fellows work full time, are paid and receive benefits. They are Guild-represented employees.
How many fellows are in the program?
365体育投注 Size varies. Typically, we accept at least 20 fellows per year.
Who chooses the fellows?
The program director and top editors from around the newsroom collaborate to choose the class.
Do fellows have a chance to be hired into staff positions?
Yes, but our bar for hiring fellows right out of the program is very high.
Does The Times also run a newsroom summer internship?
No. The fellowship replaced the internship.
What kind of work will the fellows perform?
365体育投注 The fellows perform the kind of work that our other full-time journalists perform. We typically post jobs for reporters, as well as for jobs in audio, video, photo, graphics, social/audience and opinion.
What offices do the fellows work in?
The fellows work out of our offices in New York. A few may work at our bureau in Washington.
Does The Times provide housing for the fellows?
No. Fellows are responsible for their own housing.
What kind of experience should the fellows expect?
365体育投注 Fellows get to hear from top journalists and leaders from around the newsroom, gain training and absorb regular feedback from editors and mentors.
What is the inspiration for this change?
We were inspired by elements from great programs run by The Atlantic, The Boston Globe and Politico, as well as our own summer internship program.
What about business-focused internships at The Times?
365体育投注 The Times continues to offer summer internships for business-related departments such as Product and Design, Technology, Marketing, Advertising and Data.
How does the fellowship relate to diversity initiatives at The Times?
Our goal is to recruit a class from a diversity of backgrounds. Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to our mission. It enriches our report, because journalists with diverse backgrounds reflect the society we cover.
Does The Times still offer the Student Journalism Institute?
What happened to the newsroom’s Carr Fellowship?
365体育投注 The new program absorbed the Carr Fellowship.
Where does the fellowship fit in relationship to the newsroom’s “8i program”?
Fellows are considered part of the 8i program. But as mentioned, we raised the 8i bar for fellows to graduate directly into Times staff positions. We expect most participants to remain in the program for 12 months.