Tim Russert Fellowship Program

The Tim Russert Fellowship is a one-year paid position in the NBC News Washington DC Bureau where one Fellow works in several areas including “Meet the Press” and the NBC News Political Unit.


The Fellowship will be awarded to one motivated, passionate graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in political journalism. Over the course of 12 months, fellows will hold several long-term rotations in the Washington, DC Bureau. Opportunities include assisting talent and producers, participating in news shoots and story research. Our goal is to give a talented journalist the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and experience a year-long “boot camp” in political journalism.

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  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or Political Science.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Active involvement in journalism through work experience, on campus media involvement and/or internships.
  • Highly motivated & committed to Television News Production as a career.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Proven commitment to customer service.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.
  • Must be willing to sign a one-year employment contract.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.


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