NCR Bertelsen Editorial Fellowship Program

Employer NCR (National Catholic Reporter)
Location Kansas City, MO
Type Internship
Apply by April 5, 2021
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Posted on January 20, 2021


NCR offers a year-long paid fellowship designed to provide recent college graduates with firsthand newspaper experience.

The fellowship application process for 2021 is now open. The application deadline is April 5.

Program Description:

Fellows work as a full-time staff members in the newspaper’s Kansas City, Missouri, headquarters or in a major U.S. city where they live or are based. Fellows gain firsthand experience in a fast-paced virtual newsroom, reporting online news and features, helping with newspaper production, and maintaining including social media and multimedia. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central time, Monday through Friday. Some work will happen outside normal hours, including evenings and weekends. Fellows receive a monthly stipend.


  • Report and write for NCR’s website and print edition as assigned by an NCR editor.
  • Help maintain the NCR website under the supervision of the managing editor.
  • Participate in the production of the biweekly newspaper, which includes writing news briefs and photo captions, and other duties assigned by the managing editor.
  • If interested, fellows may help in the design and layout of print pages.
  • If interested, fellows may develop multimedia presentations for the NCR website, including podcasts, videos, etc.
  • Working with the NCR news editor, fellows will set goals based on interests.

Program Dates:

The fellowship program begins in late July/early August 2021 and runs for a year, ending in late July/early August 2022.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, a resumé and three writing samples to In the cover letter, explain how you learned of this opportunity and why you think you would be a good fit for NCR. If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide references.