*NOTE: All questions to duPontAwards@columbia.edu

Dear FT M.S. Students,

The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards are offering two student duPont Fellow positions to help with Awards’ administrative and production work during the academic year. We expect them to be IN PERSON, unless health conditions change. The duPont-Columbia Awards are the audio and video counterpart to the Pulitzer Prizes, which are also administered at the school. We honor outstanding local and national broadcast, documentary and on-line work.

  • Fellows must have a familiarity with American news media outlets.
  • Fellows will assist in the administrative work of selecting duPont Award-winning reporting, help prepare for the Awards ceremony in the winter 2023, including  other work related to the winners.
  • In addition, they will assist with special events sponsored by the duPont Awards (including our On Assignment Podcast and winner events), help organize and preserve our digital archive, and create content for the web site and social media.
  • Audio/video production/editing, social media and photoshop/online design experience  preferred.

The two students will each receive $10,000 as a tuition grant. The selected candidates will commit to work up to 10 hours per week throughout the academic year, but the workload is heaviest in December and January when students are working on their masters' projects.  Every effort will be made to accommodate students’ academic responsibilities. Fellows are not permitted to miss class.

*Fellows are required to attend the final duPont Jury weekend Sat., Oct. 22 and Sun., Oct. 23, (unless you are scheduled in a class). During the Jury weekend, Fellows will have an extraordinary opportunity to see behind-the-scenes when the jury selects the year's best video and audio journalism from around the country.

**TO LEARN MORE:  attend an information session on Wed August 17 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, in the Stabile Center where you'll hear from former Fellows and the duPont Director.

TO APPLY:  to select two full-time M.S. students who are able to combine their interest in audio/video journalism with the heavy demands of the master's degree program, we require you to submit a one-paragraph answer to each of the following questions via this online form. Deadline to apply is Mon, August 22, 5 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: Only 2022-23 full-time M.S. students with financial need, who have some actual audio/video experience (basic hands on production preferred) and/or plan to take an audio or video I&S module in the fall semester should  apply. Only students with the required skills, background and interest will be contacted for a follow up interview.

Columbia Journalism School - Professional Prizes