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How do I apply?
Apply below. Application deadline is November 1, 2021. 


What is a 2022 RJI Student Innovation Fellowship?
A Mizzou journalism student placed with a news organization to work 30-40 hours per week in a summer product fellowship. These fellowships are being sponsored by RJI’s Palmer Innovation Endowment fund. They must be focused on projects that create, extend or build upon product work in each newsroom.


What do the student fellows receive?
Each student fellow receives a $5,000 stipend if the internship is remote, $9,000 if the work is in person. Students will be expected to work for 30-40 hours a week for 12 weeks, starting mid-May and ending mid-August. 


Is my newsroom eligible to be a summer 2022 partner?
Absolutely! These fellowships are designed for each student to work with a news partner on an innovative product idea of mutual interest, whether it is in the CMS, building a tool, creating a newsletter or other product centered ideas.


What are we as a newsroom required to contribute?
Each newsroom will be required to assign a mentor. The mentor will attend some of the product training conducted by the News Product Alliance alongside their student fellow. The mentor will be expected to give regular feedback to the student fellow, engage in teamwork with them and provide guidance on their projects. 

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