NPR's Kroc Fellowship

Multiple Locations,
United States
Term: Academic Year

A year-long program that provides hands-on training in audio and digital journalism.

The NPR Kroc Fellowship is a year-long program designed to identify and develop the next generation of extraordinary public media journalists. Fellows are selected each year and receive hands-on training in audio and digital journalism, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.

The fellowship begins each year in late August/early September and lasts 12 months. Fellows receive a living stipend and benefits, including paid vacation.


  • While the ideal Kroc Fellow aspires to work in public media, previous journalism or public radio experience is not required.
  • Fellows must be able to demonstrate exceptional potential and drive.
  • Recent graduates who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree on or after Jan. 1 of the application year
  • Current students who expect to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in the spring before the fellowship begins in August.
  • Foreign nationals are encouraged to apply but must have appropriate employment authorizations.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences
Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Multiple Locations,
United States
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 15, 2021