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MVJ and The Texas Tribune offer paid six-month reporting fellowship on military beat

By June 13, 2022Resources

A Customs and Border Protection agent collected biographical information from Venezuelan migrants last month before taking them into custody near Eagle Pass. Credit: REUTERS/Kaylee Greenlee Beal

Veterans and spouses who are members of Military Veterans in Journalism are eligible to apply for a paid, in-person, six-month reporting fellowship sponsored by MVJ at The Texas Tribune starting July 15. 

The chosen fellow will report to The Tribune’s managing editor and be responsible for covering military and veterans affairs beats for the state of Texas. The ideal fellow should be a recent college graduate, or transitioning veteran looking to build a career in journalism. Ideal fellowship candidates will have some experience reporting and writing on deadline for a general audience. The fellow will work 40 hours per week, earn $20 per hour, and receive ten paid vacation days during the six-month fellowship. 

Qualifications:

  • Fewer than three years of professional experience as a journalist
  • Professional attitude and approach to journalism
  • Must be well-read on and have a working knowledge of current affairs for these beats
  • The capacity to work well independently and take initiative, as well as to collaborate with colleagues and work as a team

For some examples of what coverage of this beat would like, see The Texas Tribune’s recent investigative series on Operation Lone Star.

Applicants for this internship may apply online with Military Veterans in Journalism. The deadline to apply is this Thursday, June 16 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Eligible MVJ members can APPLY HERE.