Journalism junkies: Spend this summer with Google

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Students can apply now for Google’s first-ever fellowship program, which offers eight digitally-driven students a chance to jumpstart their career by training with one of the nation’s top journalism organizations.

The 2013 Google Fellowship will begin with a week in Miami at Knight Foundation, and end with a week at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley. Undergraduate and graduate students will receive a $7,500 stipend and an opportunity to connect and work on projects with journalists at the forefront of digital innovation. The fellowship program will focus on data-driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking journalism’s business model. Each student project will take place at one of the following host organizations: the Center for Investigative Reporting, Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Nieman Journalism Lab, Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Knight Foundation.

Fellows will be expected to contribute to their host organization’s work in a variety of ways, like researching and writing stories, contributing to open source data programs and more. Students are encouraged to pick one specific host organization for the application, but can choose to allow the other seven organizations to consider the application as well. Deadline to apply is Jan. 31.

By Jenna Buehler, executive assistant/communications at Knight Foundation