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 over more than 40 exciting fellowship placements across 14 countries. Read the eligibility criteria and apply before 14 April 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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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

Transforming a print paper into a digital news brand is one of the most challenging and interesting tasks media outlets are facing right now. Working at Berliner Verlag at this time was an awesome opportunity!

Anna Klein

'19 Fellow at Berliner Verlag

Working with the Visuals team was a great opportunity to discover how it all works behind the scenes, from the background research to data analysis and visualisation.

Rémi de Fleurian

'19 Fellow at The Guardian

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