About NBCU Academy

NBCU Academy is a journalism and content creation training program that builds a pipeline from classrooms to the newsroom and media industry. We also help professional journalists develop new skills.

We offer free online training and digital content as well as hands-on programs at select campuses and in NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo newsrooms. Our collaborative learning initiative provides fellowships and other job opportunities, career counseling, direct funding and course development to our partner universities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to apply to join NBCU Academy?

You don’t need to apply! Our online programming is available to everyone, from college students to working professionals, and can be found here.

Students who are enrolled at our academic partners will also receive on-campus education and training as well as access to our world-renowned journalists and industry leaders.

Can high school students participate in NBCU Academy?

While we don’t have pre-college-specific programming, high school students are still encouraged to view our educational content online.

Can NBCU Academy partner with my school?

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to add partners at this time, but we will continue to communicate with you about NBCU Academy programming that may be of interest to your school. We will update our website if we are able to extend offers to additional academic partners.

Does the Original Voices fellowship accept applications?

At this time, the Original Voices fellowship is invitation-only. It is designed to support independent filmmakers who seek out stories that reflect our increasingly diverse community. We source potential invitees with the help of experienced documentary film programmers and curators. The upcoming shorts pitch is a national open call.

How can I work at NBCUniversal (full-time or as an intern)?

You can apply for NBCUniversal’s internships and specialized programs. You can also visit our Careers page to see all our current openings.


Academic Partners

NBCU Academy has partnerships with 45 colleges

Through its academic partnerships, NBCU Academy reaches students who offer diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic, and geographic representation.

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Still have questions? We’re here to help. Reach out to our team to learn more about NBCU Academy.