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ICFJ’s Arthur F. Burns Fellowship

Status: Closed

Organisation: International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ)

Deadline: 01/03/2022

  • Eligibility criteria: 
    – This competitive program is open to U.S., Canadian and German journalists between the age of 21-40, who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work freelance and/or online.
    – Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in North American-European affairs.
    – Applicants should have two years of professional, full-time journalism experience.
    – German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged.
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Canada, USA, Germany
  • Application language: English

International Center for Journalism’s longest-running program, the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship provides talented young U.S., German and Canadian journalists the opportunity to live and work in each other’s country. This highly personalized and practical program improves the quality of news coverage in each country and strengthens the transatlantic relationship. As fellows learn firsthand about their host country and media outlet, they write stories and produce broadcast programs for both host and home audiences. When they return home, they share their experiences with colleagues and continue to cover current events, using their new skills, contacts and a deeper understanding of international relations.

Each North American fellow receives a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses during the 9-week-long fellowship in Germany. Participants also receive $1,200 for travel expenses or a travel voucher, and the program also pays living expenses during the orientation in Washington, D.C.

See here to learn more and apply.

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