ESPN to Hire Grambling State Student Reporter – Rhoden Fellowship 2019-20


ESPNESPN is on the hunt for its next HBCU-grown star reporter.  Through its  Rhoden Fellows Initiative, one student storyteller will have the opportunity to cover the NCAA Final Four;  the NFL Combine and Draft; and more of America’s top sporting events.

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Grambling State University students are encouraged to apply now at

What Will I Learn?

Selected students will be offered the opportunity to travel, produce public-facing content, and connect with journalism thought leaders and executives from America’s most well-known sports journalism brand.

Who Should Apply?

The ESPN Rhoden Fellow Initiative program is open to enrolled sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students at accredited HBCUs. A communications degree is not required, but interested students should demonstrate a strong interest in Journalism.

Deadline to Apply:     March 31, 2019

Availability:               Monthly or more travel from August 20, 2019- August 16, 2020
Major:                         Open to All Majors
GPA:                            2.5 or higher
Age:                             18 or older
Application Details:   Visit the ESPN Career Page for application and full information.

Company Background

About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.


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