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Google News Initiative Student Fellowship in Europe 2022

Google News Initiative Student Fellowship in Europe 2022

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Google News Initiative Student Fellowship in Europe 2022

The Google News Initiative Student Fellowship in Europe 2022 is now accepting applications. The Google News Initiative Student Fellowship was established to help the next generation of European journalists. Student Fellow applications are now being accepted from students and recent graduates.
During the summer of 2022, selected Student Fellows will work for eight weeks in one of the participating newsrooms. Student Fellows will research and write stories, contribute to open source data projects, create new digital products, and/or contribute to one of the many other innovative projects newsrooms are working on, depending on the specific matching criteria of each newsroom. The GNI Student Fellowship will begin with an online bootcamp that will allow Student Fellows to meet one another, form a network, and attend career-enhancing sessions from industry leaders.
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  • By applying, you get the chance to become a Student Fellow in 2022! If you are selected, you will get the unique opportunity to learn what it is like to work for a European newsroom.
  • Student Fellows are paid by their newsroom for eight weeks of full-time work. The minimum amount will be €2,500; the exact amount will be at the discretion of the newsroom.
  • Student Fellows will attend useful workshops and enjoy network opportunities during the kick-off bootcamp. This bootcamp will prepare you to make the most out of your Fellowship.
  • The European Journalism Centre will check in with all the Student Fellows during the Fellowship to provide them with guidance, training, and advice and touch base on progress and needs during the Fellowship.



  • To be eligible you must be at least 18 years old and enrolled at or accepted to an accredited higher education institution or you have graduated in 2020/2021.
  • You must be from or live in the same country as the newsroom of your choice.
  • Fellowship is available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom.

Selection Criteria

Candidates that will likely be matched:

  • You are excited about journalism, especially data-driven journalism, the use of AI in newsrooms, design and product, and/or new forms of storytelling.
  • You think analytically and have a knack for research and writing.
  • Each news organisation indicates what particular skill set and background they are looking for in a Fellow. Some may prefer candidates who have experience with a web programming language like HTML or Javascript, others may prefer a candidate with social media publishing experience.
  • They aim to promote diversity, equity and inclusion across all participating newsrooms. This is why they welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.


The timeline of the 2022 GNI Student Fellowship is as follows:

  • February- March: You can submit your application from Tuesday, February 1 10:00 CET to Tuesday, March 15 23:59 CET 2022.
  • May: Newsrooms review applications and select a Student Fellow. All applicants will receive an email whether their application has been successful or not.
  • Early June: The 30 selected Student Fellows will participate in an online bootcamp hosted by the EJC that will prepare them for their Fellowship.
  • June – September: Student Fellows join their host newsrooms for the 8-week Fellowship. As an exception, some Fellowships might run until early autumn, this is decided upon in consultation with the newsroom and the EJC.


For more information:  Visit the Official Webpage of the Google News Initiative Student Fellowship in Europe 2022