Media Internships & Fellowships
The Media Fellowships and Internships Program provides selected journalists with unique opportunities to gain an in-depth grasp of U.S. health and health policy issues, through site visits, briefings and discussions with policy experts and fellow editors and reporters. The focus is squarely on State, national and global health policy issues, with the aim of encouraging and informing coverage of the complex economic, political and medical issues involved for a broad range of audiences.
As part of its Media Fellowships Program, the Kaiser Family Foundation is organizing a series of webinars exclusively for journalists to address key aspects of the law, the implications for consumers, and strategies for connecting the dots for different audiences.Learn More
Since 2011, the fellowship program has focused on the ways that different States are implementing The Affordable Care Act, and the implications of policy decisions for health care providers and patients. The fellowship program provides a week-long site visit and in-depth State-specific briefings for invited health and health policy journalists, with invitations tailored to the topics and issues addressed. Visit this page for information on the most recent site visits.Learn more about media fellowships
Since 2010, the Kaiser Foundation has launched several projects focused on U.S. global health policy reporting by U.S. news organizations. These include an annual reporting fellowship program with GlobalPost and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a detailed review and report on the future of global health journalism, and a discussion with USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah co-sponsored by the Kaiser Foundation, the Nieman Foundation, and GlobalPost.Learn more about global health projects
The Kaiser Media Internships in Health Reporting is for early career U.S. journalists interested in specializing in health reporting. The program provides an intensive introduction and practical experience reporting on health issues based at newsrooms across the U.S. The application deadline for the 2013 program has passed.Learn more about the 2013 interns
Browse Work From the 2013 Interns
Fifteen interns reported on a wide range of health and medical issues at major news organizations—from asthma, obesity and HIV/AIDS, to The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid--producing many stories during the summer. The Foundation has collected clips from the 2013 interns on Tumblr.See Clips