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The Google News Initiative Fellowship 2021 for European journalists, technology and design experts

Application Deadline:25 April, 23:59 CEST, 2021

The Google News Initiative Fellowship offers paid summer placements to journalism, technology, multimedia and design students as well as recent graduates who want to gain valuable work experience and build a professional network. This is a unique opportunity that can allow you to kick-start a career in the news industry.

Applications for the 2021 Google News Initiative Fellowship in Europe are now open. We are offering 30 innovative fellowship placements across 14 countries!

Selected candidates will be able to learn from experts and connect with other GNI Fellows from across Europe. Depending on the particular matching criteria of each newsroom, our Fellows will research and write stories, contribute to open source data projects and design new digital products. They will be able to create visuals and interactive media and analyse data to accurately frame public debates.


  • You become part of the team in your chosen newsroom for 8 weeks between July and October 2021.
  • You will be trained through hands-on workshops on data-journalism, fact-checking, business development and audience engagement during a unique virtual bootcamp to develop and learn new skills. Fellows can meet & connect with other Fellows, share useful resources and ask questions to the Fellow alumni.
  • Fellows are paid by their host organisation for 8 weeks of full-time work and to help cover expenses during the fellowship. The exact amount will be at the discretion of the news organisation and will be up to €5,000.
  • The European Journalism Centre will check-in with you once every 2 weeks during the entire Fellowship to provide you with guidance, training and advice and touch base on your progress and needs within the Fellowship.


  • 25 April, 23:59 CEST, 2021: Deadline to submit your application.
  • April-May: News organisations review applications and select a Fellow.
  • 22 – 24 June: All Fellows participate an online bootcamp over the course of three days.
  • Between July and October (8 weeks): Fellows join their host organisations

Official Website: Google News Initiative Fellowship 2021



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