CNBC Newsroom Fellowship Program


CNBC Careers and Employment

CNBC Newsroom Fellowship Program

Adam Jeffery | CNBC

CNBC Newsroom Fellowship

The CNBC Newsroom Fellowship is a postgraduate six-month program designed to give participants real-world news experience. Aspiring journalists with diverse backgrounds will learn the ins and outs of the TV and digital side at CNBC. Each fellow will spend three months with the TV side of the business, such as working on "Closing Bell" or CNBC's Assignment Desk, and spend another three months on the digital side of the business with's Breaking News Desk. We are looking for highly motivated applicants who love the fast pace of a newsroom and have a serious interest in news and online journalism. This role is not a fit for someone who is looking to become an on-air reporter.

The six month program will start in June and run through December 2018.

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A Commitment to Diversity

Our highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The program represents CNBC's strong commitment to developing a diverse editorial staff within CNBC. The CNBC Newsroom Fellowship Program is designed to attract candidates of racial, ethnic, economic and geographical diversity, as well as candidates with disabilities.

Behind the Scenes of CNBC

The CNBC Newsroom Fellowship Program is a fast-track opportunity to develop network-level news-gathering production and writing skills. It is not designed to train people who wish to be on-air reporters.

Basic Qualifications and Eligibility Requirements

  • Prior internship experience in a newsroom setting.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Ability to work in the New York/New Jersey area.
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV and complete essay questions.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States.

Desired Characteristics

  • Journalism experience.
  • Highly motivated individuals.
  • Commitment to television news production or digital news as a career.
  • Solid writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Proven leadership skills.

How to Apply

Please send your answers to the below questions, resume and cover letter to:

  1. In terms of diverse life experiences, what separates you from the rest of the candidates applying to the program?
  2. Identify an issue that was recently covered in the news and explain why you think it was (or was not) newsworthy.
  3. Write about an experience, place or person that triggered your interest in journalism.
  4. Media outlets have long been described as having a responsibility to the public. What does this responsibility mean to you and can this responsibility be abused?
  5. Compare and contrast the differences between digital and broadcast storytelling. What are the benefits and drawbacks of each format?
  6. Identify a societal issue that seldom attracts the attention of the news media. How would you cover this issue as a journalist?
  7. Which journalism associations, if any, are you affiliated with?
  8. Which professional publications (e.g. trade magazines), if any, do you subscribe to?
  9. Please describe your perspective on how recent domestic or global economic, or business news events have been covered by one or more broadcast or cable news outlets.
  10. Will you now, or in the future, need sponsorship from an employer in order to obtain, extend or renew your authorization to work in the U.S.?
  11. Please indicate which languages you are conversationally fluent.

The application for this is now closed. Please check this space for updates.

What Happens Next

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will only be able to respond to those students in whom we have interest. If you are contacted for an interview, in most cases, you will speak with someone on the CNBC hiring team, take a writing test and be brought in for in-person interviews.


We offer a competitive salary, great on-campus perks and the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development and recognizes your achievements. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.