Contest honors broadcast, documentary, digital reporting

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Broadcast, digital and documentary journalists whose work aired in the United States can apply for this award.

The Columbia University’s Journalism School is accepting entries for the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards.

Possible submissions include digital and multimedia productions (including online video); network and cable programs; major market stations; medium market stations; small market stations; independent productions-documentary; and local or national radio.

Programs must have appeared on air, online or in theaters for the first time between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Non-English entries are eligible, as long as they are accompanied by English subtitles on screen (preferred) or a complete transcript in English.

Winners receive a silver baton or a gold baton for truly outstanding reporting, which is inscribed with the famous observation about the power of television by the late Edward R. Murrow.

The deadline for applications is July 1. The entry free varies from US$100 to US$250.

For more information, click here.


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Journalism exchange fellowship open for American and Austrian Journalists

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Print, broadcast and freelance journalists in the United States and Austria ages 21 to 38 can apply for a six-week fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists and the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung (KfJ) seek applicants for their U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships, which give three to six journalists an opportunity to report from and travel in each other’s countries.

The program is open to journalists who are employed by or freelance for a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station or news agency. Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent with at least three years of experience and a strong interest in U.S.-European affairs. Foreign language proficiency is not required, but it is strongly preferred and will be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Fellows receive adequate living stipends during their fellowship assignments. The program also pays for international and domestic travel expenses, living expenses in Washington and Vienna, as well as insurance costs and cultural and transportation allowances.

The program will run from Oct. 17 to Nov. 28.

The application deadline is May 29.

For more information, click here.

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AFP hosts contest for frontline journalism in Asia

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Journalists doing exceptional work in difficult or dangerous conditions can apply for this new prize.

Agence France Presse (AFP) is inviting entries for the 2016 Kate Webb Prize for Asian journalists.

Photo, video and text published in 2015 are eligible. Entries must be in English or any Asian national language, as long as there is an English translation. Photo captions must be in English.

The winner will receive EUR3,000 (US$3,426).

The deadline is June 3.

For more information, click here.

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Gabr Fellowship accepting applicants [Middle East, UK, US]

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Young professionals can apply for this program.

The East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative is an exchange program designed to build relations between future leaders from the Arab world and the West.

The Egypt program will take place Sept. 1 to 10, followed by the U.S. program Sept. 17 to 24. Participants build connections through hands-on activities, rigorous discussions, web-based interaction and their own collaborative action projects.

Candidates ages 24 to 35 from Bahrain, Egypt, Great Britain, Jordan, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates and the United States are eligible.

The deadline is May 30.

For more information, click here.

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Fellowships send journalists to HIV and TB conferences


Print and online journalists, including photojournalists and videographers, can apply for a fellowship to travel to a health conference.

Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project (IRP) will offer up to five international reporting fellowships to cover the 2016 AIDS conference and TB pre-conference. The events will take place July 16 to 22 in Durban, South Africa.

Candidates must write an essay of at least 500 words describing the narrative they would pursue at the conferences. Topics may include disparities in access to health care, the search for cures and treatments, drug resistance, prevention research, human rights violations and the role of marginalized communities in battling the diseases and more.

Fellows receive round-trip air tickets to South Africa, visas, hotel costs, local transportation and several meals.

The deadline is June 1.

For more information, click here.

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Knight-VICE Innovators Fund seeks projects


Journalists from around the world can apply for training and seed money for their projects.

The Knight-VICE Innovators Fund are inviting innovative journalism projects for a share of US$500,000 to bring their idea to life.

The fund, created by the John S. and James L. Knight FoundationVICE News and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, aims to encourage journalists to adopt new forms of storytelling, create new tools and curricula, and take the tools of journalism to new places and to the next generation of news consumers.

Projects may encompass everything from investigative techniques to new presentation styles, to new tools for storytelling. Submissions must include clear goals and have the potential to create a substantial impact that serve a global, connected audience.

Finalists will spend up to three months in New York, working with VICE News staff and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on the development and distribution of their work. A stipend for travel and living expenses will be provided.

The deadline to apply is June 1.

For more information, click here.

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Overseas reporting fellowship for US and German Journalists

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Early-career journalists in the United States and Germany can apply for a reporting fellowship.

The McCloy Fellowships, sponsored by the American Council on Germany, provide American and German journalists with the opportunity to travel overseas to conduct on-site research and interviews and pursue stories of their own design.

Candidates must submit a project proposal, including how it addresses tomorrow’s topics today and the relevance for the relationship between Germay and the United States.

The fellowship provides a US$5,000 stipend, which covers transatlantic airfare and domestic travel, as well as room and board, for a minimum of 21 days.

The deadline is June 1.

For more information, click here.

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Want To Be An NPR Intern?

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Who Should Apply:

Any student (undergraduate or graduate) or person who has graduated no more than 12 months prior to the start of the internship period to which he/she is applying. Interns must be authorized to work in the United States.

How to Apply:

Visit the Intern and Fellowship Career Portal. Select from the internships listed to read a complete description and requirements of the position. Through the portal you’ll be able to complete profile information, upload resume, cover letter, and writing samples.

To apply for multiple positions at once, submit all application materials to up to three internships each semester. If you are loading multiple cover letters, name the file with the specific internship title.

Internships Typically Offered

All Things Considered, Morning Edition (DC and NPR West), Code Switch, Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! (Chicago)

News Units:
National, Arts, Science, Social Media, Washington Desks, Planet Money (New York Bureau), NPR Music, News Apps

News, Arts and Entertainment Editorial, Picture and Multimedia

Marketing/Communications, Finance, Development, IT, Legal, Ombudsman, Development, Sponsorship, Business Development, Library, Distribution, Digital Services (Boston)

When to Apply and Important Dates

Internships are offered three semesters throughout the year: winter/spring, summer and fall.

Summer 2016: CLOSED

June 6, 2016 – Internship begins
August 5, 2016 – Internship ends

Fall 2016 internship applications now available!

September 12, 2016 – Internship begins
December 16, 2016 – Internship ends

Winter/Spring 2017

January 9, 2017 – Internship begins
May 5, 2017 – Internship ends

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Internship Opportunities

A learning experience like no other. The NPR internship program has a rich history, helping us discover nearly 10% of our current staff including Ari Shapiro, Audie Cornish, Guy Raz and many more.

From Day 1, interns at NPR are given real-world, hands-on responsibilities. Working alongside top professionals in the field, interns do meaningful work across a variety of departments at NPR. Find out how you can contribute your diverse talents to gain invaluable experience at the heart of a thriving multimedia organization.

Interns at NPR play a vital role in NPR’s daily operations in almost every division of the organization – from NPR News and Music, to Communications and Engineering.

Descriptions of all NPR’s internships can be found on theIntern and Fellowship Career Portal.

Application Process

Who We Want:

We are looking for students and recent graduates who are smart and creative, good researchers and excellent writers. Interns need to both work well on diverse teams and thrive with individual assignments.

Candidates don’t need to know everything about NPR or public radio, but it helps to be at least a little familiar. And it doesn’t hurt to love NPR.

For more details on unique requirements for individual internship positions (cover letter, writing sample, design portfolio for example), see the internship descriptions for more details.

Internship Details

Pay and Academic Credit:

Interns are expected to work full time (40 hours per week). However, during winter/spring and fall semesters, part-time interns (at least 20 hours per week) will also be accommodated.

All interns are paid $11.50 per hour. The amount received during the internship is based on hours per week and the length of the internship period.

Winter/Spring (40 hrs/wk for up to 16 weeks): a max of $6,720
Summer (40 hrs/wk for up to 10 weeks): a max of $4,140
Fall (40 hrs/wk for up to 16 weeks): a max of $6,720

Candidates don’t need to know everything about NPR or public radio, but it helps to be a least a little familiar. And it doesn’t hurt to love NPR.

Interns may also receive academic credit. NPR does not offer transportation or housing assistance.


Internship positions are offered at our national headquarters in Washington, D.C.; NPR West in Culver City, CA; at the New York and Chicago Bureaus; and in Boston, MA. The location is listed in each of the internship descriptions.

Many Member Stations offer internships of their own:check your local station’s website for details.


For housing options, please visit the WISH website.

Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) locations house interns only, are furnished, in the historic District and Metro accessible. Receptions, outings and professional development events are free to all residents. ***WISH offers NPR interns a 10% discount on general rates for spring and fall semesters. or email for more info!

If you have more questions about the NPR internships program,

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NPR offers reporting fellowship

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U.S.-based journalists can apply for a US$24,000 fellowship to conduct a reporting project abroad.

Sponsored by the John Alexander Project and NPR, the Above the Fray Fellowship is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important underreported stories from abroad.

The selected individual will spend three months filing on-air and online stories for NPR.

Applicants should combine the depth of traditional journalists with the technical innovation of new media and have between three and five years of professional experience.

The deadline to apply is July 1.

For more information, click here.

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Grist Envirnomental Reporting Fellowship Program


Budding journalists interested in environmental issues can apply for this position in Seattle.

Grist, a nonprofit media organization, is launching the 2016 Grist Fellowship Program.

Beginning in August, fellows work full time, making daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including (but not limited to) research, reporting, story ideas, writing and multimedia experiments.

The fellowship pays US$2,600 per month. Fellows must make a six-month commitment, with the possibility of an extension.

Writers, reporters, and editors, as well as all-stars in fields such as video, audio and data visualization, are encouraged to apply.

The deadline is May 2.

For more information, click here.

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