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NBC Universal Careers

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.

Political Journalism Boot Camp

The fellowship will be awarded to one motivated, passionate graduating senior interested in pursuing a career in political journalism. Responsibilities will include assisting talent and producers, participating in news shoots and story research. The goal is to give a talented young journalist the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and experience a year long “boot camp” in political journalism.

Additional Details: This is a one-year position. The program runs twelve months and consists of several long-term rotations in the Washington, DC Bureau. Relocation expenses are not covered. The deadline for the application for the 2017-2018 Fellowship is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5PM Eastern Time

“The best exercise for the human heart is reaching down to lift someone else up.”
Tim Russert, Meet the Press

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends, often with short notice.
  • Must be willing to sign a one-year employment contract.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Highly motivated individuals
  • Commitment 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


Click here to Apply

Upload your resume and cover letter. In addition, as part of your cover letter, please include a 250 word essay on the topic below.

Essay Topic: What role should the media play in our nation’s political discourse?

Please note that due to the anticipated high volume of applicants for the Fellowship, we regret that we will only be able to respond to those whom we intend to interview. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.