Our fellowship prioritizes professional development and journalism training. As a fellow you will:
Report on your college as well as national trends. Select stories will be co-published in national and regional outlets. Spring fellows’ stories were co-published in The Washington Post, Capital B, Verité News, and Mississippi Today. Topics covered included enrollment trends, policing, and campus culture.
Receive coaching and mentorship from professional journalists. Our team will help you build skills and turn ideas into polished enterprise stories. We’ll also bring in guest speakers for training workshops.
Build a network. You will connect with student journalists from other HBCUs and meet professionals from newsrooms across the country. Each fellow will be paired with a professional mentor. Past mentors have worked at outlets including USA Today, Capital B, and Mississippi Today.
Here are the details:
Applications are due by June 1. Applicants must be currently enrolled at an HBCU. No spring ’23 grads will be considered.
Some journalism experience is required. This can be from a student newspaper or a prior internship/fellowship. The most successful applicants will be interested in online/print journalism, not broadcast news or PR.
Fellows will be paid $1,200/month and work remotely for 10–15 hours per week.
Our fall cohort will run from roughly Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, 2023.
Founded in 2019, Open Campus is the only nonprofit news organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to higher education. It’s built on an innovative collaborative model, combining a national newsroom that knows higher ed deeply with local newsrooms that know their communities deeply to put local reporters on the college beat around the country.