Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

San Francisco or Washington D.C. ,
United States
Term: Academic Year

Offering editorial, online editorial, and social media editorial fellowship positions for emerging journalists and media professionals who are interested in investigative journalism.

The Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program offers a crash course in investigative journalism. It supports emerging journalists and media professionals, allowing them to make invaluable contributions to a high-flying news organization. Based in San Francisco or Washington, DC, Mother Jones fellows dive deep into every aspect of a national multimedia outfit—from the making of news, to making it pretty, to ensuring its impact, to mastering the inner workings of nonprofit publishing.

Mother Jones fellowships are full-time positions lasting six months, with the opportunity to extend the position for an additional six months after that. Fellows receive a $2,437.50 monthly stipend, supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations and by the generosity of their contributors. Fellows also receive a $200 monthly health care stipend.

Mother Jones accepts new fellow cohorts twice a year, on June 1 and December 1, unless otherwise noted. Applications are due two months in advance of the start date, on April 1 and October 1.

Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of the workplace and reporting. They strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Please note

  • Interested individuals who are still in school or are only available part-time are not eligible, nor can fellowships be used for course credit.
  • Mother Jones is unable to furnish work visas for those applying from outside of the United States.

For more information on available positions and how to apply visit Mother Jones.

Fact Sheet

Social Sciences
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia Graduate Students, Fellowships, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
San Francisco or Washington D.C. ,
United States
North America
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, May 30, 2024
Application opens in April 2024