Student Voice Journalism Fellowship

Tell your story.
Change your school.

Join the Student Voice Journalism Fellowship to advance educational equity through storytelling, amplify the unheard stories in your school and develop key professional skills in writing and journalism.

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Advance educational equity

Use journalism as a method to create social change, not just a passive narration of the world around you. Hold educational institutions accountable to serving all students equitably and tell your school’s story.

Receive pay and professional development

From interviewing to drafting to pitching, develop key professional skills in writing and journalism through workshops from industry experts and regular feedback on your work from peers and program managers. Receive a $500 stipend for your work.

Publish your content

Share your writing and journalism through Student Voice’s website, national media publications, our annual Schooled magazine and in emerging mediums like podcasts and videos.

Join the Press Corps

After your year in the Journalism Fellowship, join Student Voice’s Press Corps of program alumni and receive pitching and editing support to place education-related journalism in national news outlets like the Washington Post, Teen Vogue and The Nation.

"The Student Voice Journalism Fellowship transformed me from a writer to a journalist, giving me opportunities to network with the best in the industry and supporting my personal passion projects."

Ranen Miao
Journalism Fellowship Alum

"Being in Student Voice’s journalism fellowship gave me the space and time to connect with other students across the country—and being exposed to their perspectives broadened my world view."

Ry Lei
Journalism Fellowship Alum

"My year with the Journalism Fellowship was truly transformative. I had the motivation and support to write about the topics that most mattered to me and got to speak with professionals who helped me improve my writing and see journalism as a viable and exciting career."

Sadie Bograd
Journalism Fellowship Alum

Journalism Fellowship Authors


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Student Voice looking for in journalism fellows?

Student Voice Journalism Fellows are high school students who live in the United States that are passionate about the value of storytelling in the world, equity and amplifying the voices of the unheard. They are eager to grow their journalism skills, willing to accept critiques of their work and capable of following deadlines, submitting timely pieces and participating in regular meetings. Fellows are racially, geographically, and socioeconomically diverse, so they can represent a wide range of student experiences in their journalism.

Do I need previous journalistic experience to apply?

No previous journalistic experience is necessary to apply to the Student Voice Journalism Fellowship. We are seeking strong, passionate writers of diverse experience levels. We understand that opportunities for student journalism, such as school newspapers, workshops and programs, and unpaid internships/positions, are often tied to class and you will not be penalized for lack of experience.

Is the journalism fellowship paid?

Yes, the Student Voice Journalism Fellowship is a paid program. All journalism fellows will receive a $500 stipend as compensation for their participation in the program.

When are applications due? When will I be notified about the status of my application?

All applications for Student Voice programs (Ambassadors Program, Journalism Fellowship, Organizing Fellowship) are due by Friday, August 14. Applicants to all Student Voice programs will be informed regarding their program acceptance by late August.