Category Archives: Fellowships

Fulbright offers fully funded seminar in Berlin

The Berlin Capital Program (Nov. 11–18, 2018), operated by the German-American Fulbright Commission, invites young American journalists and students of journalism to Germany to participate in a week-long seminar on current developments in German media and politics. The program is conducted in English and is fully funded by the Fulbright Commission.

With the goal of a better understanding of transatlantic issues and of promoting professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S., this intensive program offers American journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper awareness of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe, with a special focus on the German media and its role in politics and society.

Past program participants have journeyed from the bowels of the Stasi archives, where they pondered the role of privacy in German society, to the glass dome of the Reichstag, where transparency in modern German government is represented in the very structure it inhabits. A day trip to Leipzig included a briefing by a Member of Parliament representing Saxony on the overall view from the eastern side of Germany as the country tries to find common ground on issues like immigration and its place in Europe. A guided walk through Berlin’s Kreuzberg district considered urban planning and public policy issues, tracing Berlin’s constant struggle to grow and attract business while maintaining its unique identity and strong sense of community. Highly interactive tours of Berlin’s iconic sites, intimate meetings with entrepreneurs and media personalities, hands-on encounters and frank conversations with Germans from all walks of life, an evening of politically-tinged avant-garde theater, panel discussions with renown international journalists, and brief if poignant exchanges with German colleagues ranging from a studio manager at a college radio station to editors at a global media powerhouse – all have previously been part of the Berlin Capital Program.

 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 interests;
  • U.S. citizens. 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 cover program costs, including round-trip transportation between the U.S. to Germany, hotel accommodation (single room, incl. breakfast), several meals, local transportation and health insurance coverage during the seminar.

The full program description and application documents can be accessed at our Fulbright website and shared from our Facebook post.

 Applications are welcome until July 2, 2018.

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Admission fellow, Drake University

The Drake University Admission Fellow Program selects one student of senior standing to represent the University in a variety of settings throughout the academic year. The primary function of the Admission Fellow is to oversee the Admission Coleition program, assist with group visit programs, serve as an admission representative and execute various administrative tasks. Additionally, the Fellow will meet with students and families during campus visits, represent the University at college fairs and other external events, and be involved in an array of admission-related activities throughout the academic year. The position, which pays $8.25 per hour, requires between 10 – 20 hours during the fall and spring semesters (including occasional Saturday duty).

EXPECTATIONS:

The Admissions Fellow Program is a vital part of the admissions process. Candidates seeking the position should seriously consider their commitment to Drake University and to the Office of Admission.

APPLICATION PROCESS and SELECTION CRTERIA:

Selection for the program is competitive. Interested students should complete and submit the application found on Blueview by May 10, 2018. Candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified by telephone. Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, all applicants may not be invited for an interview. Those students selected for interviews will be contacted by the Office of Admission as soon as possible and interviews and selection will be completed by the end of the school year.

TRAINING:

In the past, training for the Admission Fellow position will begin in August prior to the start of the fall semester; however other arrangements can be made if necessary

Questions regarding the Admission Fellow Program should be directed to Deneen Dygert, Office of Admission, Cole Hall, 271-2096 or deneen.dygert@drake.edu

All-expenses-paid fellowship to Jordan

Students interested in political communication, podcast journalism, youth political engagement, sociology and international relations are reminded to apply by April 20 to be one of two Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement Fellows.  Must be a first year or sophomore student.

Apply to be a PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellow, Cohort II
Location: Amman, Jordan; June 24 – July 4, 2018.  Expenses paid.
Complete a significant audio project in civic storytelling and podcast production

Deadline: Apply by April 20, 2018.  

Learn how to tell stories about how young people do politics. Learn how to coach others to tell stories.  Create podcasts on stories about politics, rights, civic engagement and more as part of PAYCE, a binational curriculum initiative to foster deeper understanding of youth civic engagement in two contexts.  Check out the first season of PAYCE Stories at www.paycestories.org.

PAYCE (Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement) offers up to two students on our campus the opportunity to serve as PAYCE Fellows in Podcast Storytelling for Civic Engagement.  Work with students from six U.S. and Palestinian campuses.  You will learn about young adult civic engagement, audio storytelling, and audio editing with Audacity software.  The site of the workshop, Amman, Jordan, is a site for learning about youth civic engagement in the Middle East.  Before you apply, please carefully review details about the PAYCE program below.

More information:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HEOqrxmeMYgpjuljezQKBPGSH2AO1GmhBpVJ8pQoceE/edit

Application:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HHMqxUszUwCAldwslgt8B9TW5aG6lIX-zbV0yLzpgtQ/edit

Questions can be directed to darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu.

Ida B. Wells Fellowship in investigative journalism

The Investigative Fund is pleased to announce that it has been able to increase the Ida B. Wells Fellowship stipend from $10,000 to $12,000!

In honor of Ida B. Wells – the pioneering African-American activist and investigative reporter who, during the Jim Crow era, led the nation’s first campaign against lynching – the fellowship was launched in 2016 to promote diversity and create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests to their work. 

The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting, by providing the $12,000 award and editorial advice from a dedicated Investigative Fund editor. Fellows will also receive funds to cover travel and other reporting costs, and the costs associated with attending the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. They will enjoy access to research resources, legal assistance, professional mentors and assistance with story placement and publicity. 

The deadline for the 2018 application is Feb. 15. Journalists can start their application here.

Summer media fellowship in NYC

IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
June 3 – August 4, 2018

APPLICATIONS DUE: SUNDAY, DEC. 3 (Midnight Eastern Standard Time)

Eligible students have the chance to participate in an exciting media industry internship in New York City that includes travel, accommodations and an allowance!

Students must be college juniors, seniors, or graduate students as of April 2018.

Students selected for this highly competitive program learn about opportunities throughout the media industry, in addition to interning at a specific company where skills are matched to a corresponding area of our business. Accomplished students from all majors (including math, liberal arts, computer science, business, marketing, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

The IRTS Summer Fellowship Program has had a key role in launching the careers of top professionals in the media business for more than 45 years.

For detailed eligibility information and to learn more click here: 2018 IRTS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP DETAILS.

APPLY NOW: 2018 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

Podcasting fellowship

Students interested in political communication, podcast journalism, youth political engagement, sociology and international relations are invited to apply by Oct. 2 to be one of two Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement Fellows.  

The PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellows complete a significant audio project in civic storytelling and podcast production.

Learn how to tell and help others tell stories about how young people do politics. Create podcasts on stories about politics, rights, civic engagement and more as part of PAYCE, a binational curriculum initiative to foster deeper understanding of youth civic engagement.

PAYCE offers up to three students on campus the opportunity to serve as PAYCE Fellows in Podcast Storytelling for Civic Engagement.  Work with students from six U.S. and Palestinian campuses.  You will learn about young adult civic engagement, audio storytelling, and audio editing with Audacity software.  The site of the workshop, Drake University, is nationally and internationally recognized as an important location for citizen political engagement. Must be available J Term 2018 and for a Tuesday late afternoon class Spring 2018. Before you apply, please carefully review details about the PAYCE program below. Questions can be directed to darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu.

PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellow Requirements:

  • Participate in up to 10 hours of virtual exchange in November and December 2017. Includes two real time video conferences, discussion boards, listening and reading preparation, and email exchanges.
  • Attend workshop Jan. 4-19, 2018 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa (USA) with university students from four U.S. campuses and two Palestinian campuses. Expenses paid and independent study credit available.
  • Mentor peers on your campus within a faculty course in Spring 2018. Use the skills learned in workshop back on your campus. Work with campus faculty and Drake faculty to help your peers tell stories about civic engagement and politics in your city. Your work will contribute to an international curriculum on young adults and civic engagement. PAYCE Fellows will be expected to have availability to work intensively with peers in a university course during spring 2018; the commitment will involve approximately 30 hours over a period of three to five weeks during the semester. Ideally, Scholars will also enroll in the course of the participating faculty.
  • OPTIONAL: Invited for summer institute June 19-23. The PAYCE summer institute will gather faculty and students to discuss curriculum implementation and plan strategy for future civic engagement initiatives. Scholars selected to attend will be invited and have expenses paid by the program. This is not required.

Desired qualifications and characteristics:

  • Ability to arrive on time and stay until the end of the workshop. Willingness to implement the curriculum with on-campus faculty member in spring 2018
  • Interest in and knowledge of how young adults (age 15-30) participate in advocacy, politics, social issues, and other forms of civic engagement
  • Previous experience with Audacity or similar audio editing (desired but not necessary)
  • Interest in listening to other young adult experiences and telling stories about them
  • Interest in comparing Palestinian and American political systems and how young adults interact with them
  • Respectful of others’ opinions
  • Takes initiative, works collaboratively and independently
  • Good English comprehension
  • Excellent ability to provide and receive feedback
  • Willingness to become knowledgeable of the workshop goals and objectives.
  • Confidence to ask clarifying questions to ensure a successful creation of audio podcasts

As a scholar, you will receive:

  • Opportunity to develop meaningful connections with students and faculty from Palestinian and American Universities
  • Learn about a typical and significant U.S. site for studying American politics where the U.S. presidential race begins (Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Skills in interviewing, audio editing, crafting clear stories, supervising projects.
  • All expenses paid for travel and costs related to workshop
  • Possible independent study college credit (3 hours) from their home campus.
  • Connection with a transnational network of peer tutors working together in Spring 2018 and Summer 2018.

How to Apply

October 2 deadline. To apply, send resume, including one academic reference from your campus, and letter of interest detailing qualifications and why you are interested in the PAYCE audio project and civic stories podcast curriculum to Darcie Vandegrift (Darcie.vandegrift@drake.edu).

Fellowship at Mother Jones magazine

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, located in San Francisco and Washington, DC. This is a full-time opportunity, starting in December and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Tracking the connections between Russia and the Trump administration. Sifting through public records and massive datasets. Reporting on private prisons from the inside. Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for over 14 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning journalism—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in training who are deep in the trenches, making our reporting honest, meticulous, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in our collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of a six-month or yearlong intensive stint, MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve gotten paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on candidates for elected office; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPA; and chronicling the aftermath of Trump’s move to end DACA.

Applications for our December 2017 start-date are due October 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse newsroom strengthens the quality of our workplace and reporting. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship position, pay, and how to apply, visit our fellowship page at MotherJones.com.