Now open! Applications for the SRL Summer Academy in D.C.!

Spend an all-expenses paid week with student journalists, producing stories with the SRL team — apply for the 2024 SRL Summer Academy! PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs is excited to announce that this summer’s academy will be held in Washington D.C. June 19-27, in collaboration with WETA

Rising sophomores, juniors, seniors, and 2024 graduates are invited to apply for a week of journalism training and hands-on story production. All costs are covered for accepted students. First, check out these guidelines and then APPLY HERE by Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 pm PT.

To get a taste of the student experience, watch this wrap video from last summer’s Academy in Boston.


  • Fully paid trip to Washington, D.C., including travel, lodging and meals
  • A unique hands-on experience where you will learn vital video journalism, storytelling, production and communication skills
  • Connection to experienced and influential media professionals through one-on-one coaching
  • Access to a national community of like-minded peers

APPLY HERE by Sunday, March 24 at 11:59 pm PT. The SRL Team will notify all applicants of selection decisions by April 2024.