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Call for Applications:2014/2015 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship


The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for the 2014/2015 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. The fellowship is designed for a woman journalist from anywhere in the world whose work in print, broadcast, or digital media has focused on human rights and social justice reporting. This seven month-long program will take her to Boston and New York to study at MIT’s Center for International Studies and work for U.S. media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Now in its 10th year, the fellowship was named for the 1998 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner and The Boston Globe correspondent Elizabeth Neuffer, who was killed in Iraq in May 2003. Created with Elizabeth Neuffer’s family and friends, the program aims to perpetuate her memory and advance her life mission of promoting international understanding of human rights and social justice while creating an opportunity for women journalists to build their skills.
What is the fellowship?
The 10th Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship runs from September 2014 to March 2015. The fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the research component of the fellowship, allowing the fellow to pursue academic research while improving her ability to cover human rights and social justice for The Boston GlobeThe New York Times, and other media outlets during the journalism portion of the fellowship. For more information, please click here.

Who are we looking for?
The IWMF is accepting applications from women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and who have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Female journalists working in the print, broadcast and online media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Competitive candidates must have excellent English skills.

Why should you apply?
“The fellowship helped me grow as a journalist because it gave me time to slow down and experiment with different areas within journalism, enabling me to really hone in on what it is that I most liked to do in journalism and where I had the most to offer.” – Catherine Elton, first Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow (2005/06)

How do you apply?
Download, fill out and return all application forms. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 11, 2014. Late submissions will not be considered. Please direct all application inquiries to IWMF Program Coordinator Ann Marie Valentine (+1 202-567-2609, send an email).

For more information: IWMF

Call for Applications: Global News Internship Program

Ap logoThe AP’s 12-week paid, individually tailored Global News Internship Program for summer 2013 is a leading internship opportunity for young graduates and students interested in a career in journalism.

The internship program offers full-time students and recent college graduates the opportunity to train across media platforms and learn from skilled journalists and editors dedicated to the highest standards. Integrity is the foundation of AP, reflected in our accurate, fair and honest reporting.

Aspiring cross-format journalists will work in an AP newsroom with a designated trainer, contributing to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reports. Interns will cover breaking news and complete a final enterprise project working across multiple formats. Their stories may be featured in media outlets around the world.

The internship is open to U.S. and international students as well as recent graduates. Applicants must be:
a) current full-time students within two years of earning an undergraduate degree (juniors and seniors) or
b) current full-time graduate students or
c) students who will graduate December 2012 or later

AP will select as many as 20 interns.

U.S. internships are available in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. International locations are Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul and Tokyo.

You must be able to start the internship in June.

Applications for the 2013 internship open Jan. 2, 2013, on Required documents must be submitted onlineby Jan. 16, 2013, and include:

  • A 300-word autobiographical essay on this topic: “The Associated Press seeks to recruit and retain a workforce that embodies a wide range of talents, experiences, achievements and journalistic skills. Please describe the qualities and accomplishments you would bring to the company as an intern.”
  • A resume and cover letter (please include your projected graduation date).
  • Three to five examples of your work (links to a website of your clips, photos, multimedia work and video are preferred).
  • Two letters of reference, one from a professor or faculty adviser on college/university letterhead and the second from a previous internship or former employer.

For questions, email

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Apply! Reuters fellowships for Business News Workshop

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing a course about writing financial and business news. The course begins with five days in London from February 25 – March 1, and continues with 10 units of online study.

Applicants chosen from developing countries or countries in political transition working for organizations with no training resources will have travel expenses, accommodation and living costs covered. Reuters will waive tuition fees for applicants from developing countries with only limited training resources available.

The course combines face-to-face teaching with online study. It starts with five days in London followed by an online module made up of ten units of study.  It is anticipated each online unit will take about two weeks so the entire module can be passed in less than a year.


All applicants for Thomson Reuters Foundation training courses must currently be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organisations. They must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English. If you have been on one of our programmes within the last two years you will not be considered for this programme. Please note you must commit to attending the first programme and complete the online e-learning modules.

Journalists must have at least two years’ professional experience and a good level of spoken and written English.

Applicants must submit a short bio, a statement of motivation, a story about the economy in their country and two published work samples by December 12.

For more information, click here.

Call for Entries:Marie Colvin Scholarship for Journalists


A one-year scholarship in honour of the outstanding Sunday Times foreign correspondent who was killed this year on assignment in Syria.

The Sunday Times is looking for future foreign correspondents to apply for this one-year scholarship.

You will have practical experience of print journalism and digital media and a proven interest in foreign affairs. Candidates may be of any nationality but must have excellent English and the right to work in the UK.

The upper age limit is 26.

The paid scholarship will involve working on the foreign desk and other sections. A trip overseas may also be included. The scheme runs from 1 January 2013 for a year.

Applications should include cover letter, CV and writing samples (maximum of 3) and should be addressed to:

Kathleen Herron
Deputy Managing Editor
The Sunday Times
3 Thomas More Square
London, E98 1ST

Envelopes must be marked “MARIE COLVIN SCHOLARSHIP”.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received no later than 30 September 2012


Call for Applications: Above the Fray Fellowship

THE JOHN ALEXANDER PROJECT is dedicated to funding the next generation of journalists; to finding untold stories.

The Project enables independent thinkers to tell stories that inspire action through our keynote program, the Above the Fray fellowship, which operates in conjunction with NPR.

We, the Project directors, can speak to a handful of mentors who opened doors and helped to launch our respective careers. In all of our cases, that list includes John Alexander. We’d love nothing more than to follow John’s lead, turn the tables, and give young, talented journalists a leg up in their burgeoning careers.


Above the Fray, a fellowship in conjunction with NPR, is the keynote program of THE JOHN ALEXANDER PROJECT.

The Above the Fray fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. One fellow will be selected each year based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR.

Above the Fray supports curious, truth-seeking, spirited individuals who wish to cover under-reported regions, but who do not have the financial means or professional support to pursue these stories. The fellowship is not about finding the most experienced candidate; it is about discovering the next generation of international journalists. The fellowship strives to discover journalists who are at pivotal moments in their careers: those who are armed with the skills to independently tell stories and who possess the ability to take audiences off the beaten path.

Applicants should have at least three but no more than five years’ professional experience. Above all, the applicant must express sincere interest in innovative foreign reporting, a curiosity about global cultures and a demonstrated record of journalistic potential.


2012 Online Application — Available Now!


2012 Application Posted: May 1, 2012
2012 Application Deadline: July 1, 2012, 11:59 PM
2012 Selection Notification: July 31, 2012


The Above the Fray application is accessible online only and consists of the following items:

1. Basic personal details and work experience.

2. A pitch to report from a far-flung or otherwise under-reported foreign region.

3. Two (2) on-air clips, either audio or video that may either be uploaded as attachments or sent as links.

4. Three (3) essays to be uploaded as attachments. Essay topics are specified in the online application form.

5. Two (2) letters of recommendation (requested online via our application system). These are due the same day as the rest of the application materials—July 1—so be sure to request them with ample time to meet the deadline. Once your application has been saved as a draft, a link to request your recommendations will be activated.

Optional: You may also upload up to two (2) additional work samples.


Apply now:

Call for Applications:U.S Internship program for international journalists

Journalists from around the world interested in individual liberty and free markets can apply for a fall internship in the U.S.

The IHS Journalism Internship Program, sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), places talented writers and communicators — who support individual liberty, free markets and peace — at media companies and non-profit investigative newsrooms.Past interns have worked at 20/20, the The Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other organizations. Internships occur during the spring, summer, and fall.

 Comprehensive Program

  • Eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or non-profit, investigative newsroom
  • $3,200 stipend and an allowance for travel to internship and program seminar
  • Mentoring and job placement assistance from the program director, a former journalist
  • Journalism seminar featuring journalists and professors, and many networking opportunities

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Intern at a daily newspaper. Write features, report hard news, contribute opinion commentary. Work at a major media network or news production house. Schedule interviews, research stories, and edit videos. Intern at a web-only media firm or a media company with an aggressive new


  • Most accepted applicants have attended an IHS Summer Seminar, either Journalism & a Free Society or another seminar.
  • Previous journalism experience is a plus but not required. Skilled writers and communicators passionate about liberty are encouraged to apply.
  • A journalism major is not necessary. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, are eligible.
  • The program is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates.
  • Due to visa and travel costs, most interns live in the United States. Almost all internship hosts require English fluency, written and spoken.
  • You must be able to work full-time, for forty hours per week. You cannot take classes during the internship. You may apply to obtain course credit from your academic institution.

The program includes an eight-week reporting internship, a six-day journalism workshop, mentoring, a USD$3,200 stipend and an allowance for travel.

Interns in the past have been placed at a variety of news outlets, from CNN in Atlanta to The Orange County Register. There are placements available for print, broadcast, online and investigative journalists.

Almost all of the internship placements are in the U.S. Fluency in English is required.

The deadline is July 1.

For more information, click here.

Apply:Climate Change Media Partnership journalist fellowship to report on COP18

The Climate Change Media Partnership (CCMP) is proud to announce the launch of a Fellowship program that will send journalists to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha (COP18) in late 2012. The Fellowships are open predominantly to journalists from developing countries, but journalists from the US and Russia are also welcome to apply.

The application process is now open until closing on 29 May at 2359 GMT.

Formed in 2007 by Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN), Panos London and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the CCMP has brought developing country journalists to the annual UN climate summits for the past five years. This has enabled them to cover the summit for their home media organizations, work with experienced and knowledgeable journalists from around the world, and gain a multifaceted understanding of climate change’s global impact. Numerous regional organizations also play a supporting role in the partnership.

As part of the fellowships, the CCMP will cover travel, lodging and daily subsistence expenses, arrange press accreditation at COP18, and provide other support services. The Fellows will benefit from a series of specially designed activities, including an orientation session, breakfast briefings, a field trip and a media clinic.

To be eligible for this  fellowship applicants must be:

  • A journalist from the developing world, USA or Russia
  • Able to illustrate passion and commitment to reporting on climate change issues
  • Able to travel to Doha, Qatar to arrive no later than 29th November 2012 and leave no later than 8th December 2012
  • Have proven support from an editor, producer or supervisor

The CCMP fully respects the editorial independence of all journalists. Throughout the conference, Fellows are free to report as they see fit. As well as the requirements above we ask that journalists agree to provide copies or summaries of all the stories they file during COP18 for posting on our websites and that they show collegial attitude towards other Fellows. One of the main benefits of this program will be the opportunity for Fellows to exchange views and information with their journalistic peers from around the world.

Criteria for evaluating applicants will include the prospective Fellow’s demonstrated interest in climate change issues; their audience; and the ability of the Fellowship to provide an opportunity for those journalists who might not otherwise have a chance to cover such events.  Fellows represent a diverse range of experience and regions, though a primary goal of this program is to reach audiences – particularly marginalized communities – who are currently underserved when it when it comes to climate information.

At the moment, the CCMP has funding to bring a small number of Fellows, but is actively working to increase support in order to increase those numbers. In addition to selecting the initial slate of Fellows, targeted to be announced in September a waitlist will also be created to select additional journalists if more funding becomes available.

Applicants are required to submit an application before the May 29, 2012 deadline. We expect to announce the winners of the Fellowships in September.

To apply for a fellowship please click here.


International Institute for Environment & Development:
Mike Shanahan, Press Officer

Earth Journalism Network, Internews:
Morgan Williams, Project Manager

Tia Jeewa, Senior Press & Communication Officer





Notes to editors: 

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent, non-profit research institute. Set up in 1971 and based in London, IIED provides expertise and leadership in researching and achieving sustainable development (see:


Call for Applications:Dag Hammarskjöld Fellowship Program for Journalists

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2012 fellowship program. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 30, 2012.

The fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The fellowships will begin in early September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.

The fellowship program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, and are currently working full-time for a bona fide media organization in a developing nation. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.

In an effort to rotate recipient countries, the Fund will not consider journalist applications for 2012 from nations selected in 2011: China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria. Journalists from these countries may apply in 2013.

Four journalists are selected each year after a review of all applications. The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries. The program is not intended to provide basic skills training to journalists, as all participants are media professionals.

Questions about the program, eligibility and application process can be directed

Click here for full eligibility criteria and documentation requirements and the fellowship application form.