The Berlin Capital Program (Nov. 12 – 19, 2017), organized by the Fulbright Commission Berlin, invites young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a seminar which informs participants about current developments in German media and politics. The program will be conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission
For the purpose of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and for promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must be . . .
- a U.S. young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field
- or a Master’s student in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university
- or a graduating senior in the field of journalism or communications at a U.S. university
- demonstrate relevant background and professional interest
- U.S. citizenship is mandatory. Dual citizenship holders with German citizenship are not eligible
- permanently reside in the U.S. and have a valid U.S.-American passport
The award benefits include program costs including round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, hotel accommodation (single rooms, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.
The full program description and the application documents can be accessed on our Fulbright website
Applications are welcome until July 3, 2017.