Google News Initiative Fellowship: Connecting young talent with leading news organisations

21 March 2019

Credits:@European Journalism Centre and Google News initiative

The Google News Initiative Fellowship offers paid summer placements to journalism, technology or design students who want to kick off their career in the news industry.

Fellows gain relevant work experience, learn from experts and build lifelong contacts. In 2019 there are 40 fellowship placements available across 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and, for the first time, Poland.

Timeline & important dates:

  • 1st April: Deadline to submit your application.
  • April-May: News organisations review applications and contact the successful candidate.
  • Early June: All fellows participate in a one-day Bootcamp in Brussels.
  • Between June and September (8 weeks): Fellows join their host organisations.


The fellowship scheme is organised by the European Journalism Centre and funded by the Google News Initiative.

More information is available on the GNI fellowships website.

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