Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing, and editing. The Fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the News and Digital Media Divisions, and at an NPR Member Station. The Fellowship begins in August and lasts one year. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement. Candidates should have earned their degree within one year of the deadline.