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  • IMPORTANT NOTE: With the exception of our early career project in Seattle, we are not funding students nor accepting applications from students or recent grads (six months, no more) who do not attend or reside within the metropolitan area of our sponsoring college, university and/or NPR member station. If you meet that geographic criteria, you are free to apply to these projects at any time.. We have opened the application window for all of our 2018 projects and will leave it open. Deadlines will be posted per project but for now, you can apply. So, get to it! No lines, no waiting!
  • If you have already graduated, please say when you did. EX: Graduated May 2017. Note: If you are more than six month post-graduation, you are not eligible for this program. Also, for Seattle Early Career applicants, simply post your college graduation year. This includes Community Colleges/Associates Degrees. They count. If you did not attend/finish college, that's ok too. Just indicate it here.
  • Please tell us how you learned about #nextgenradio. Be specific. Ex: Twitter, Instagram, Friend, Professor, etc.
  • Before applying, make sure you can be available for the full week of the project and you meet these eligibility requirements: If selected you would arrive by 4pm the Sunday of that week and we conclude the project late afternoon on the Friday of that week. Please follow @nextgenradio on Twitter and Instagram. If you have a question, do not hesitate to use the "contact" form on this site to ask it. Please make sure you understand all of this before applying. Type "yes" once you have read and understood this note.
  • If you don't have a Linkedin profile, you will need to build one. Tip: Your Linkedin account is part of our decision making process so don't skimp on it.
  • Please tell us about your journalism and/or media related experiences. Essentially, what have you done? Explain how participating in this project will help you and why we should choose you? We suggest you compose this in "Word" and then copy and paste it.
  • Please provide a bio. First or third person, we don't care.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: mp3, wav, aac, wmv, aiff.
    This should be audio. It can be a traditionally reported story, a non-narrated piece, excerpt from a podcast or an excerpt from a spoken word performance. If you have trouble uploading, please shrink your files down. File limit: 12MB
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    This one should be something written. Note: If you are having trouble with the Word extension .docx, save your document as a .pdf and upload. File Limit 5MB
  • Accepted file types: jpg, pdf, mp4, mov, png, gif.
    This work should be something visual. Still or broadcast video, you choose. IMPORTANT: You will need to shrink your files down to a max size of 12MB. You won't be able to complete the form otherwise.
  • Please list the name, email and phone number of two references. One should know your journalism/media work really well. The other can be more of a personal reference