The Insider Inc. Fellowship Program

Employer Insider Inc.
Location Remote and various locations
Type Internship
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Posted on September 8, 2022


In March 2019, Insider Inc. launched a Fellowship Program and opened applications to all early-career journalists looking to make an impact in digital media.

The fellowship program recruits the most talented fellows and pairs them with the team where they can make the biggest impact, whether they’re writing stories, creating videos, editing, researching, designing, or anything else. Their work is seen by our audience of millions, and they become experts in digital media. Participants in our fellowship program end their time here ready to dive into the next phase of their careers as journalists. Meanwhile, Insider Inc. benefits from the diverse perspectives that early-career journalists bring to our newsrooms.

Sound exciting to you? Read on for more information.

  • The program is open to all early-career journalists looking to make an impact in digital media.

  • Fellowships will run for six months.

  • All fellowships are fully remote, but fellows have the option to work from one of our bureaus (NYC, D.C., SF, LA, UK, Singapore).

  • Fellows are paid $20 an hour, and they are expected to work 40 hours a week.

  • We’re looking for fellows across teams and job categories. No matter where they are placed, fellows will be tasked with hands-on assignments and given clear goals for their time with us.

  • We welcome a new fellowship class every six months, starting in January and June – July of each year.

Who’s eligible?

The fellowship program is open to any journalist who wants to spend six months learning in one of the world’s premiere digital newsrooms.

Most of our fellows will be recent college graduates, but there is no education requirement or age cutoff. We screen people based on their journalism and other technical skills, prior experience, subject matter knowledge, and more — show us, in one way or another, that you can do the work. Please ensure that you have the availability to work 40 hours per week.

You should have a clear vision for why you want to work at Insider Inc., and why you want to be on the specific team that you’re applying for.

But beyond that, we are simply seeking talented, enthusiastic journalists who want to come and learn from our team.

How to apply

  • Applications must include a resume and cover letter in one single PDF. Individual fellowship positions may request additional details, such as a reel or published clips; please provide those if asked.

  • You may apply for multiple fellowship positions, but we advise to stick to 2-3 max. Please submit a cover letter for each. Your cover letter should indicate why each particular position appeals to you and aligns with your previous experience.

  • Our applications will remain open until the position is filled. We will screen candidates throughout the application period, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of having your application reviewed before the role is filled.

Various fellowships are available for January 2023.