The AAJA/NBCU Academy Summer Fellows Program 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 as interns:

    • The Today Show
    • Nightly News with Lester Holt
    • Dateline
    • MSNBC
    • CNBC
    • NBCU’s digital organization, which includes an array of digital properties
  • Must be a current AAJA 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.
  • A one-page resume that outlines your work experience, accomplishments, and your graduation month and year.
  • A cover letter that highlights your passion for NBCUniversal, the locations  you are open to for internships, and your top areas of interest.
  • A transcript (unofficial transcripts are fine) that confirms your status as an actively enrolled student in a degree-granting program.

Students will submit their applications through NBCU’s career website and go through NBCU’s standard internship selection process, which includes a video interview and a 1-1 interview with a specific team leader. 


The fellows selected will:

    • Participate in a full-time 10-week paid internship within the NBCU News Group this summer (start date is June 5th)
    • Receive hands-on training and real-world experience
    • Experience special leadership roundtables and discussions
    • Participate in relevant training sessions such as news standards and practices and news writing
    • Receive a $2,000 travel stipend if they live over 50 miles from their internship location

All 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 locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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