IRE is committed to developing the next generation of investigative reporters by introducing more students to the organization.

To do this, we need your help.

Please consider sponsoring a $25 student membership on behalf of your alma mater, college media or for an intern at your news organization. You don’t have to know a current student, we’ll take care of that. Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, your name and the institution receiving the membership will be listed on IRE’s Web site.

You can sponsor a student membership in two ways:

1. If you know a specific student you’d like to sponsor, click here to purchase the membership. The student will receive an email that you have sponsored their membership for one year. If they already have an active membership, it will be extended for another year. Click here for Individual Student Memberships. 

2. If you don’t know a specific student but would like to donate a membership to your alma mater, college newspaper, TV or radio station, click here. IRE will work with J-school officials on campus to find a student match and they will receive an email that you have sponsored their membership for one year.

If you happen to know of a professor, adviser or student editor at your chosen organization, you can list their name and email on the form. This would be much appreciated, but is not necessary. Click here for Alma Mater, College Newspaper, University or Multi Memberships.

If you decide to sponsor a student, please promote the program through social media. Use the hashtag #SponsorIRE and Tweet the link to this page. If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact IRE membership coordinator John Green at jgreen@ire.org or 573-882-2772

Click here to see a list of IRE members who have donated student memberships so far.