NAJA-NBC News Summer Fellowship applications open through Feb. 10

Applications open for the 2023 NAJA-NBCU Academy Summer Fellows Program

NORMAN, Okla. — 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 as interns:

  • America’s #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 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 mi. radius from our Tri-State Area offices. 

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, NJ. Transportation is provided to Englewood Cliffs, NJ from various location in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The official start date of the program is Monday, June 5, 2023. If your academic schedule impedes your ability to start on this date, alternatives can be discussed.

Basic Requirements:

  • Must be a current Native American Journalists Association member.
  • Must be actively enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited institution during the length of the program.
  • Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits).
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship by NBCUniversal.
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY and Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Students with class standing of junior or above preferred.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Strong interest in the media industry.
  • Previous production internship experience and on-campus involvement.    
  • Strong interest in and demonstrated knowledge of current affairs.    
  • Desired majors: Journalism or Broadcast Journalism, Digital/New Media Studies, Communications, Political Science, Production, Social Media, English, Business.

Once you submit your application, you should expect to go through our standard internship selection process, which may include a recorded video interview and a 1-1 interview with a specific team leader. If you receive an offer for our internship program, you will then have an opportunity to express interest in becoming a NBCU Academy Summer Fellow. If selected as a Summer Fellow, you will receive all of the Fellowship program enhancements including the relocation stipend if applicable.

If interested, please apply here. Please contact NAJA Education Manager Sheena Roetman at with any questions or concerns.