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.
- 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.
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