Journalism Fellowships To Watch Out For



Three prominent fellowship opportunities still remain open to journalists this year, including the Scripps Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program, Regan-Fascell Fellowship Program at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington and the National Press Foundation all expenses-paid fellowship for journalists reporting health issues.

The Scripp Howard Semester in Washington Internship Program is specifically for undergraduate journalism or communications students worldwide who speak fluent English.

Organized by the International Centre for Journalists, ICFJ, two international students will be selected for the program which is designed to give foreign based students an invaluable opportunity to cover news events in the United States capital, Washington DC, as well as report and write feature stories for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire.

Interns would be expected to work at the Scripps Howard News Service from January to April, 2016. Stories written by the Scripps Howard interns may be published in newspapers across the United States.

ICFJ said it would pay for airfare, housing, meals/living/transportation allowance and health insurance for participants for the duration of the program.

The deadline for application is September, 25.

Applicants can check,, for more information.

For health reporters, an invaluable opportunity this year is the all expenses paid fellowships for journalists to learn about lung health issues and also cover the 46th Union World Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa.

The program which is being organized by the National Press Foundation would deepen the knowledge of health reporters on the lung diseases and Tuberculosis.

The deadline for applications is September, 8, 2015.

The training and conference will cover lung health and related issues, including tuberculosis, TB/HIV, asthma, COPD, diabetes, tobacco control, the impact of air pollution and the increasingly widespread use of e-cigarettes.

The basic training will be held from December 1 to 3 but the participating journalists will continue with the program till December, 6.

All sessions will be conducted in English.

The organizers will pay for the conference registration, travel expenses, hotel accommodation and meals of participants.

To be selected, journalists must have at least three years of reporting experience that includes health coverage. Special though not exclusive attention will be given to journalists from countries with a high burden of TB.  Application forms can be downloaded at,



    The National Endowment for Democracy has equally announced its 2016/2017 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program which targets applications from democracy activists, human rights defenders, journalists, and scholars from around the world.

    The fellows’ project supported by the International Forum for Democratic Studies offers institutional support for reporters, scholars, civil rights advocates, and other interested persons from around the globe, in the areas of independent research, capacity building and exchange of ideas to strengthen democratic development in their nations, regions or fields of expertise.

    Named in honor of two of NED’s founders, a former, US President, Ronald Reagan and a late congressman, Dante Fascell, the program has hosted more than 240 fellows from 90 different nations since its formation in 2001.

    Interested persons can download application form from


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