IRE’s Articles of Incorporation provide for five classes of membership:
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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 can also donate a membership to help support IRE’s efforts to build a more ethnically and racially diverse organization. Unless you prefer to remain anonymous, your name and the institution receiving the membership will be listed on IRE’s website.
If you decide to sponsor a student, please promote the program through social media. Use the hashtag #SponsorIRE and tweet a link to this page.
You can sponsor a student membership in three ways:
1. Sponsor an individual student. That student will receive an email that you have sponsored them for one year. If they already have an active membership, it will be extended for another year.
2. Donate a general student membership. This option allows you to donate a membership to your alma mater or college media organization. IRE will work with professors and other campus leaders to find a student. That student 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 institution, you can list their name and email on the form. This would be greatly appreciated, but is not required.
You can also choose to direct your student sponsorship to support IRE’s efforts to build a more ethnically and racially diverse organization. IRE will work with a variety of universities to match these donations with students.
3. Donate to our student fund. Make a general donation of any amount to help send an ethnically or racially diverse student to an IRE training.
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Current and former IRE professional and academic members who have been furloughed or laid off since March 2019 qualify for a complimentary one-year IRE membership renewal through IRE’s Support a Journalist Program.
The program is intended to help fund memberships for members of the professional and academic IRE community who have struggled to find work during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to apply for membership assistance, please fill out this form.
If you would like to help support IRE’s mission, please donate here.