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Fellowship Details

Thanks to a grant from the Tow Foundation, The Marshall Project is offering a year-long criminal-justice reporting fellowship in 2019 to a recent graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. The fellowship is paid and open to graduates from the classes of 2014 or later, including those who will graduate in December.

Applicants should have demonstrated the ability to conceive, report and write work that is clear, accurate, fair and revealing. They should be comfortable with data, documents and FOIA requests, but also with interviewing and street reporting. Familiarity with some aspects of the criminal justice system is a plus.

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. We produce investigative and explanatory journalism about law enforcement, courts, incarceration and reentry. To reach a wider audience, we share our work with larger news outlets — more than 100 so far. We also publish a daily roundup of news and commentary from around the country, and a weekly feature, “Life Inside,” that gives voice to people entangled in the machinery of criminal justice.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been incarcerated. We feel a responsibility to help train and mentor the next generation of investigative journalists.

Send a cover letter, resume, clips and references to by Nov. 15, 2018. Due to the expected volume of applications, we will follow up with the most promising candidates but cannot respond individually to all applicants.