Media Genius Fellowships

Media Genius is Weber Shandwick’s lab for tracking global signals in media, culture and technology. Since 2018, we’ve been building tools and resources to help our clients and all communicators understand and act amidst constant change.

The first opportunity is the Media Genius Fellowship. This six-week immersive program, ten fellows will dive into the new media landscape — from emerging formats to meme culture — and implications for all of us as citizens and communicators. This will be a full-time, paid program. We’re looking for a wide range of thinkers with a demonstrated interest in social media and emerging media formats. We’re also hoping to bring on one or two design/UX oriented students. More about the Fellowship here.

The second is our Media Genius Exchange program. This learning community will explore, challenge, and discuss the evolving media landscape and its implications for society. The commitment is lighter — we’ll meet just once a week for 1.5 hours, for a duration of six weeks. Students will also need 1-2 hours to read, form questions and insights for discussion in our session and private group channel. This opportunity is unpaid, but any global undergraduate and graduate looking to boost their media knowledge, build their resume, and network with other passionate students is encouraged to apply. More about Exchange here.

We’re accepting applications for both programs now through May 4th, with notifications on May 21st and program starts in June (both virtual). You’ll see the applications are straightforward – requiring just student contact information and answers to a few short questions. We’re intrigued to hear students’ perspectives — on media and topics/issues/interests that are important to them — as we select participants and customize the programs.

Please shout with any questions via mediagenius@webershandwick.com.