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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


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Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Journalism

The American Prospect Writing Fellowship
The American Prospect is a national, bimonthly magazine that focuses on politics, policy and culture. The magazine offers six yearlong grants of $20,000 each to writers under 30 who exhibit the drive and motivation to become critical journalists and public intellectuals. Throughout the year, participants will create two to four articles for The American Prospect and two to four articles for other national magazines.
Deadline: February

The Hearst Broadcast News Fellowship
Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. conducts an on-the-job training program in broadcast journalism for those who are minorities or disadvantaged and who are minorities who have encountered substantial difficulties in gaining access to broadcast careers as a result. Applicants must have at least a BA or BS degree and proven interest in broadcast journalism. A transcript and three letters of recommendation are required as well as a statement detailing why the applicant chose to pursue broadcast journalism and why they deserve the fellowship. If interested, contact Human Resources, WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA 02494, or call (781)433-4062 for an application.
Deadline: April

Pulliam Journalism Fellowships
Fellows will work as reporters, editorial writers or copy editors, depending on their areas of interest and experience at The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic. A cash grant and a stipend are for $6,000. Those eligible for the fellowship hold a bachelor's degree and are newspaper journalism majors or liberal arts majors with newspaper experience.
Deadline: Mid-November

The Nation Internships
The Nation Internship offers college students and recent graduates, interested in magazine journalism and publishing, an opportunity to gain practical editorial experience and comprehensive exposure to the publishing aspect of the magazine's production. Interns attend bi-weekly seminars to meet and learn from genuine authors, journalists and politians. Internships are offered during the summer and academic year, and carry a small stipend. Majority of the internships are held in New York. However, there is one opportunity available in Washington D.C. All ages are welcome, yet most interns have completed their junior year of college.
Deadline: November, March, July, depending on timeframe

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - Desk Assistant Program
An entry-level program designed for recent college graduates seeking practical experience at a nightly national news organization. This position is divided into five rotations among the different units that comprise the NewsHour: newsdesk; wires; research; setup unit; and viewer mail. Seven desk assistants are accepted twice a year; the position runs approximately 6 months.
Please fax or e-mail your resume to: The Online NewsHour, Fax: (703) 824-6592.
Deadline: November

Leo L. Beranek Fellowships for News Reporting
Offered by WCVB-TV CHannel 5, Boston, in conjunction with the Hearst Corporation. Aspiring broadcast reporters are paid approximately $18,000 for a nine-month internship. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and a proven interest in broadcast journalism; in particular, the program aims to reach minority candidates or others disadvantaged by economic
and social conditions who might otherwise have difficult access to the field. Application includes: a personal statement, official transcript(s), and three letters of recommendation. For more information contact: Community Services/Human Resources, WCVB-TV, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA 02194 Phone Number: (781) 433-4062
Deadline: Usually late April
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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu