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The Fellowship is an intensive student experience working with our Media Genius team. Participants dive deep into the new media — encompassing everything from new platforms and emerging content formats to meme culture — and implications for all of us as citizens and communicators.

Applications are closed to join the Summer 2021 cohort. We’re excited to have convened an incredibly sharp and passionate student group to learn with – we can’t wait to dive in with this class!

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“This is the first application I’ve come across that doesn’t focus on your experience, but instead on who you are as a person in today’s society.”

Spring 2020 Participant


In this full-time program, fellows work both independently and as part of a broader fellowship cohort that is as passionate about innovations in media and technology as they are.

What’s the work?

Fellows write, research, and synthesize information for projects and group discussions. They dig into the good stuff — from memes to live streams to Reddit threads to niche low-code platforms and beyond.

What’s in it for you?​

Beyond the opportunity to flex their creative (and strategic) muscle, strengthen their resume and network, fellows contribute to Media Genius intel. Maybe even get a byline in our newsletter. And did we mention it’s paid?


Applications for Summer 2021 are closed. Unfortunate…we know. However, we do have future student programs coming down the pipeline.

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​ What's the application like?

A few questions about you (the basics) and two that dig deeper into your own media genius. Plus a bonus question really gets your wheels turning. It could take as little as 15-20 minutes, or an hour or more if you’re like some of us. Regardless, just be you!

When will I hear back?​

We’ll try to get back to you within 2 weeks.

What’s the time commitment?​

Monday through Thursday, approximately between 9:00am and 5:00pm. We’ll share more details once Fellows are selected.

Can I do this and another internship?​

We wouldn’t recommend it. This is a paid, immersive experience that you should expect to dedicate a good portion of your time to. If you’re spread too thin, it will affect your ability to be fully present with us. Six weeks isn’t a lot of time, and we have a lot planned!

What days am I expected to be available?​

Monday through Thursday, approximately between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. We’ll share more details once Fellows are selected.

Is this paid?


Can I do this for credit?

Not yet! But if your school has an independent study or similar program, we’re happy to help you make that work.

What time zone will the fellowship operate in?

Great question! Given the location of our team and the collaborative nature of the program, the fellowship will be oriented around the Eastern Time Zone. Students living in adjacent time zones encouraged to apply.