Supporting Student Journalists


Local News Fellowship Program

For the past few years, recently graduated college journalists have been matched with newsrooms across the state to take part in 9-month fellowships. NMLNF via its partner and program host, the UNM School of Communication & Journalism, issues newsrooms grants to pay for the fellows' salaries. And the journalists get that all-important newsroom experience that helps to further their careers. The next fellowship program will take place in 2022. Consider applying today!

New in 2022 is an 8-week summer internship program to give undergraduates on-the-job experience as a journalist, as well. Interns will be expected to work 20-25 hours per week for 8 weeks. Each host newsroom will be provided funds to employ the intern, including a stipend for the bootcamp orientation week. 

Both newsrooms and prospective journalists must apply to participate in the fellowship or internship programs. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2022. Newsrooms that have participated in the program in the past are invited to apply again, if interested.