The International Women’s Media Foundation is inviting applications for Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship from women journalists worldwide whose focus is on human rights and social justice. The seven-month program begins in the Fall and concludes in the Spring every year.

The goal of the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is to provide women journalists with a transformative experience by offering them opportunities to complete research and coursework at leading academic institutions and build reporting skills through internships at major U.S.-based media outlets.

The IWMF is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The media is not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women.

Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

Deadline : 11 April 2017
Study in : United States
Providers : IWMF
Course Level : Fellowships are available for journalist to complete research and coursework at leading academic institutions and build reporting skills through internships at major U.S.-based media outlets.
Field of Study : The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists who focus on covering human rights and social justice.
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Scholarship Award:

A fixed monthly stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals, and ground transportation during the fellowship. Round-trip economy airfare will be purchased from the fellow’s place of residence to Washington, D.C., and from Washington, D.C., to the fellowship city. The fellow will receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not include a salary. For fellows residing outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the costs of applying for and obtaining a U.S. visa. The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken at: 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 first several months of the fellowship. During this time, she may conduct an internship at The Boston Globe. During the second portion of the fellowship, the fellow may conduct an internship at The New York Times while living in New York.

Eligibility:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this scholarship:

The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship is open to women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues. Journalists working in print, broadcast and/or Internet-based media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum of three years experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

Nationality:

Journalist from anywhere in the world can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a minimum of three years experience in journalism.

English language Requirements: Excellent written and spoken English skills are required. Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

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