Texas Tribune Student Fellowships

Paid News Apps Fellowships

Are you a journalism student or would-be reporter in another major? Know a little bit about HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and/or Python/Django, and would like to continue to hone your skills? Are you passionate about politics, policy and open government? You should join us.

You'll work directly with news apps developers, reporters and editors in the newsroom. Fellows are first-class citizens on our team – in the past, they've had the opportunity to not only contribute to high-profile projects but to take the lead on them. You'll get to create data visualizations and maps, participate in an active and friendly newsroom, play a role in editorial meetings and contribute to a number of different beats.

We're looking for someone passionate about web standards and the little details. Someone willing to show their work. Someone looking to learn. If you're interested, send your resume and links to previous projects and/or your GitHub account to [email protected].

You'll have a blast here, we promise.

Application deadlines:

  • Spring 2016 news apps fellowship — Oct. 1, 2015
  • Summer 2016 news apps fellowship — Nov. 15, 2015

Paid Reporting Fellowships

The Texas Tribune fellowship program provides aspiring journalists the opportunity to hone their reporting skills and learn a host of new ones that will prepare them for the 21st century newsroom.

"This is not a teaching hospital," says our fearless leader, CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith. We expect fellows who are anxious to dive into daily news coverage alongside our seasoned reporting staff. Fellows at the Tribune write stories and blog posts, shoot photos and video, develop news apps and assist with our major data projects. Work by fellows has appeared in The Washington Post through our partnership with that newspaper.

We have paid, part-time reporting fellows for the fall and spring semesters and paid, full-time reporting fellows for the summer. In addition, we have a paid editorial fellow in the fall and spring (part time) and summer (full time) who reports for our newsletters (topics include education, politics, health and water). 

To apply, please send us your resume, a one-page letter describing what you'd like to accomplish as a fellow at the Tribune and up to five of your very best writing/work samples. Please email your application materials to [email protected]. If you have any questions about the fellowship program, contact the Tribune's news editor, Corrie MacLaggan, at [email protected].

Application deadlines (you can apply for reporting and newsletters fellowships in the same email):

  • Spring 2016 reporting fellowship — Oct. 1, 2015
  • Spring 2016 newsletters fellowship — Oct. 1, 2015
  • Summer 2016 reporting fellowship — Nov. 15, 2015
  • Summer 2016 newsletters fellowship — Nov. 15, 2015

Photo Editing Fellowships

The Texas Tribune’s photo editing fellowship is ideal for aspiring visual journalists. The position is unpaid, but fellows are frequently hired for paid photography assignments for our site. The photo editing fellow is responsible for selecting, editing, positioning and publishing photos on the Tribune website. The fellow also helps organize and write captions for images in the Tribune’s digital photography library. To apply, send your resume and links to your work to Tribune Creative Director Jacob Villanueva, [email protected].

Application deadlines:

  • Summer 2016 photo editing fellowship — Nov. 15, 2015