GNI Fellowship

The Google News Initiative Fellowship connects students and recent graduates who want to explore the intersection between journalism and technology with news organisations.

The successful candidates will kick off their careers in the news industry by spending 8 weeks in summer working with experts in newsrooms and creating a professional network.

Applications for the 2020 Google News Initiative Fellowship in Europe are now open. We are offering 50 exciting fellowship placements across 14 countries. Read the eligibility criteria and apply before 30 March 2020!

The GNI Fellowship is funded by the Google News Initiative and is also available worldwide. Find out more about the programme in non-EU countries here.


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The GNI Fellowship was a fascinating experience. It gave me an opportunity to get to know more about the data journalism which is a very challenging but still rewarding form of journalistic work.

Barbara Erling

'19 Fellow at Gazeta Wyborcza

Throughout the GNI Fellowship I have experienced firsthand the potential (and abundance!) of Open Government Data to work on the most pressing environmental issues of our time.

Roy Klaasse Bos

'19 Fellow at de Volkskrant

It was a great learning experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. Not only did the experience let me apply my knowledge and learn a lot from specific projects, it also made me grow as a person.

Olivia Almgren

'19 Fellow at Expressen

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