Grist Environmental Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: 19 December 2022
Open to: Applicants with a 4-year degree and authorization to work in the U.S.
Benefits: Base salary of $50,000 USD


The Grist Fellowship Program is a paid opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. The experience is designed to give early-career journalists with a demonstrated interest in environmental issues the experience to succeed in climate and environmental media. Grist offer real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, training in a variety of skills key to a journalism career, and exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time.

There are six different fellowship opportunities:

  • Environmental Justice Fellow
  • Indigenous Affairs Fellow
  • News & Politics Fellow
  • Food & Agriculture Fellow
  • Climate Solutions Fellow
  • Data Fellow


  • Living in the United States for the duration of the fellowship
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US
  • Ability to make a full-time, one-year commitment
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and reporting, including on deadline
  • Passion for climate and environmental journalism and storytelling, with a focus on solutions and equity
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the principles of solutions journalism
  • Available during standard work hours in a U.S. time zone
  • Strong understanding of Grist’s brand
  • Four-year degree, or equivalent professional experience


  • Company laptop for use during time at Grist
  • 12 months of solid newsroom experience, a body of clips, and fluency in climate and environmental justice issues
  • Full health benefits coverage, including medical, vision, and dental for both employee and eligible dependent
  • Weekly mentorship via our Newsroom Training Series, which covers a range of skills, from filing FOIA requests to audio/video script-writing to battling imposter syndrome
  • Networking with other members of the editorial team, including Grist’s in-person all-staff meeting
  • Access to $600 in educational funds per year related to their professional development
  • The Climate Solutions Fellow is a member of Grist’s collective bargaining unit.
  • Meaningful integration into the workings of a busy and exciting nonprofit media organization

How to Apply?

For more information, visit the official website.