2021 NAJA-NBC News Summer Fellowship applications open through Jan. 27

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is now accepting applications for the 2021 NAJA-NBC News Summer Fellows Program through Jan. 27. The NAJA-NBC News Summer Fellowship gives students real world experience and exposure to one of the world’s leading news divisions, which includes NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.

NBCUniversal will offer fellows the opportunity to join one of the following NBC programs or platforms for summer 2021 as interns:

  • America’s No. 1 morning news program, “The Today Show”
  • The top ranked evening program, “Nightly News with Lester Holt”
  • Our primetime long form news program, “Dateline”
  • Our 24-hour cable news channel, MSNBC
  • Our top rated business news cable channel, CNBC
  • Our digital organization, including our array of digital properties

The fellows selected will receive $16.50 an hour, plus overtime (over 40 hours per week) for 10 weeks during the summer. NBCUniversal will offer a $2,000 housing or technology stipend. The housing stipend is available for candidates who reside outside a 50 mile radius from the Tri-State Area offices. The stipend will be provided for technology upgrades for any remote internships (*see below note regarding COVID-19). 

Production experience is preferred, but not required.

All the internships are located in 30 Rockefeller Center, with the exception of the placements at CNBC, which are located in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Transportation is provided to Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, from various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The official start date of the program is Monday, June 7. If applicants’ academic schedule impedes this start date, alternatives can be discussed.

*COVID 19: During this time, we ask that all applicants bear with us as we determine the best avenue for hosting Summer Fellows. We are awaiting information and developments about the state of the pandemic that will enable us to decide whether the internship will be held remotely or in person at offices in 30 Rockefeller Plaza or at Englewood Cliffs. We will continue to keep applicants posted as we make decisions about the summer programs.

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