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Company: The Center for Public Integrity
Minority Fellowship in Investigative
Washington, District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $35,000 to $40,000


The Center for Public Integrity is looking for ambitious postgraduates for a new year-long, paid fellowship in Washington, D.C funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that produces original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is committed to developing a pipeline of talented journalists of color with superb investigative reporting skills.

The Kellogg Fellow will be a member of the Center for Public Integrity’s Pulitzer-winning environment and labor team for one year, working on individual stories and projects covering subjects such as environmental justice, climate change, energy development and manipulation/suppression of science. The team’s goal is to produce powerful, character-driven stories that highlight regulatory lapses and corporate misconduct that threaten public health and the natural environment. All of the Fellow’s work will appear on the Center’s website and on digital, print and broadcast platforms associated with our media partners. There also will be opportunities to work with broadcast and online partners.

Qualified candidates should have some reporting experience, strong writing skills, a specific interest in investigative reporting, and a desire to pursue the types of issues we cover. Demonstrated experience in investigative or entrepreneurial reporting a plus.

Who should apply?

We are seeking candidates with some reporting experience, strong writing skills, and a desire to pursue the types of issues we cover. Candidates possessing the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Two-to-five years of reporting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Superb work ethic and willingness to take direction
  • High-quality analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, and subject matter expertise
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Computer-assisted reporting, web development, multimedia, graphic design or other special programming experience should be noted in the application.
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status required


Fellows will receive a salary of $35,000, full health and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

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About The Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Our mission: To enhance democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism. The Center won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism and has also been honored for its work by Sigma Delta Chi, the White House Correspondents Association, the Overseas Press Club, Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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