Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program

How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following as one PDF document to fellowships@motherjones.com. The file's title must include your last name.

  • Application form (download as a PDF)
  • Cover letter and résumé, including the names and numbers of two references
  • Two writing samples (links to online versions preferred)

Fellowships usually begin on June 1 and December 1. Applications are due no later than two months prior to the start date (April 1 and October 1). We aim to contact applicants with our decisions one month prior to the fellowship start date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

*Note: We have far fewer fellowship positions available in the DC bureau. We advise DC fellowship applicants who are amenable to moving to San Francisco to apply to both DC and SF, and to state your preference for DC in your cover letter.

No phone calls, please.