Grist / Daniel Penner

Grist Fellowship Program

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Want to grow as a journalist while absorbing a universe of green knowledge? Apply for the Grist Fellowship Program.

The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional ice cream Friday.

We are an independent nonprofit media organization that shapes the country’s environmental conversations, making green second nature for our monthly audience of 2.5 million and growing. At Grist, green isn’t about hugging trees or hiking — it’s about using humor and straight talk to connect big issues like climate change to real people and how they live, work, and play.


Past fellows


The fellows’ fine work

A sinking jail: The environmental disaster that is Rikers Island

Flooding, extreme heat, and air pollution plague New York City’s notorious jail complex.

Climate on the Mind: A Series

Hunting for the neuroscience of heat and violence

Economists and psychologists tell us that increased temperatures can drive conflict. Is there any brain science here?

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