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The NBC/John Carroll University Meet the Press Fellowship is an opportunity exclusive to John Carroll University students in honor of the memory of Tim Russert '72. It is awarded annually to a graduating senior. The Fellowship is a nine-month (September – May) position at Meet The Press, NBC’s number one rated Sunday morning public affairs program and the longest running television program in the world. A stipend is provided to cover living expenses in Washington, D.C.

The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 fellowship is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  

Where are they now:

  • Sophia Maltese '21- Meet the Press Fellow, NBC News Washington
  • Olivia Shackleton '20 - Associate Producer, EWTN Nightly News
  • Julia Morris '19 - 2019-2020 Meet the Press Fellow, NBC News Washington
  • Ryan Brown '18 - Reporter, The Dispatch
  • Mary Frances McGowan '17 - Governors and State Politics Reporter, National Journal
  • Madeline Smanik '16 - Communications and Public Relations Manager, U.S. News & World Report
  • Ashley Bastock '15 - Sports Reporter, Akron Beacon Journal
  • Dale Armbruster ’14 - Communications Specialist, Cuyahoga County 
  • Dan Cooney ’13 - Senior Media Editor/Producer, PBS NewsHour
  • Emily Gaffney ’12 - Children's Branch Services Assistant, Cuyahoga County Library
  • Kristen Jantonio ’11 - News Producer, WEWS-TV Cleveland
  • Joseph Toohey ’10 - Anchor Fox 8 Cleveland
  • Andrew Rafferty ’09 - Senior Political Editor, Newsy

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Graduating senior
  • Preference is given to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • All majors are encouraged to apply
  • Minimum age of 18 at the time of application
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Willing to submit to a background check and drug test
  • Willing to work overtime, nights, holidays, and weekends - often with short notice
  • Willing to sign a nine-month employment contract

The Application: Responsibilities, Eligibility, and Qualifications

  • Research and collect information to prepare for airing of weekly programs
  • Discover pertinent information on show topics and guests using relevant information sources.
  • Attend occasionally press conferences or political events and provide summary reports to staff.
  • Actively participate in production processes including control room support during broadcast.
  • Work closely with production staff during program taping.
  • Assist talent and producers by greeting and escorting program guests.
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