Fellowships at NPR

NPR fellowships offer early to mid-career professionals an opportunity to share their talents and hone their skills while working at NPR and our Member Stations. Click the links for more details, eligibility requirements and application procedures for each the three fellowships.

Kroc Fellowship
The Kroc Fellowship identifies and trains the next generation of public radio journalists. Each year, three journalists are selected to participate in an intensive, year-long program at NPR and our Member Stations. The Kroc Fellowship is made possible through a 2003 bequest from Joan B. Kroc, philanthropist and widow of McDonald's Corporation founder Ray A. Kroc.

Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship
In memory of Stone and Holt Weeks, following their tragic deaths in 2009, NPR and The Washington Post partnered to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism. This fellowship consisted of two sessions, 12 weeks at The Washington Post and 12 weeks at NPR, with training in reporting for print, radio and the web. In 2014-2015, the Weeks family asked NPR and The Washington Post to phase out the Fellowship. No more applications will be accepted.

Above the Fray Fellowship
NPR and the John Alexander Project have collaborated to offer a reporting fellowship designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important, but under-reported, international stories.