Join the New York Times Corps for professional journalism mentorship

The Times Corps is a talent-pipeline program for college students in the United States to receive career guidance from New York Times journalists over a multiyear period.

It is designed for students from underrepresented groups, such as students of color and/or students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We are especially interested in applications from students who attend community colleges, historically black colleges and universities, and state colleges and universities.

Rising college freshmen, sophomores and juniors can apply to the Times Corps.

Each participant talks with an assigned Times journalist at least three times a year, up to the duration of students’ undergraduate careers. Those conversations focus primarily on career-building advice. Occasional speakers, training and activities punctuate the experience.

Students who fulfill the requirements of the program may earn an all-expenses-paid trip to New York, where they will tour the Times newsroom and meet Times journalists in person. The best-performing corps members may receive consideration for The New York Times Fellowship, a yearlong work program, and other journalistic opportunities.

Find much more information about the program on the Times Corps website here.

Access the application form here.

Applications for this cycle are due June 17.

By Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
Kirk Heynen (He/Him) Career Coach