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.Apply Now
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re interested in taking direct civic action in your school and community and want to receive an introduction to education justice and grassroots organizing, learn more about the Student Voice Organizing Fellowship and apply now.
To become a Student Voice Journalism Fellow, fill out our program application form.
If you are a high school student living in the United States who is passionate about education justice, writing and journalism, you are a perfect fit for the journalism fellowship! No prior journalism experience is necessary to apply.