Opportunities

Fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

The Joan Shorenstein Center offers a one-semester fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Fellows are domestic or international journalists, scholars and/or policymakers who are interested in the influence of the press on public policy and politics.

The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise in a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment. Fellows participate in weekly seminars with scholars, a luncheon speakers series with invited journalists or policymakers and in other organized programs of the Shorenstein Center and Harvard University. The Fellowship Program is not a degree or journalism training program.

Objective: The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to advance existing research in press/politics and to provide an opportunity for distinguished experts to reflect on their discipline. Our goal is to foster a collegial and intellectual environment that will enrich and complement one’s knowledge of the field. The primary focus for a fellow in residence is a paper (approximately 15 pages in length) on a topic examining and analyzing the influence of the press on politics and public policy in the domestic or international arena.

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Deadline: 1 February 2011

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Persephone Miel Fellowship for Crisis Reporting

The Persephone Miel Fellowship for Crisis Reporting is intended to give non-native English speaking media professionals the opportunity to reach audiences beyond their home countries on critical under-reported issues.  The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Internews, is designed to help media professionals outside of the United States do the kind of reporting they’ve always wanted to do, and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience. The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships or international distribution of their work.

Terms of travel grant: $7500 for a reporting project in topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.

Eligibility: The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lancers who are non-native English speaking media professionals seeking to report from their home country.

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Deadline: February 1, 2011

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Knight-Wallace Fellowship

A Knight-Wallace Fellowship is the rarest of opportunities: an academic year of study, reflection and growth at one of the world’s finest universities, nestled in one of the nation’s most livable cities. It is a time of expanding perspectives, nurturing intellectual growth and inspiring personal transformation.

Each year, the fellowship brings together exceptional journalists from the U.S. and abroad to share this unique and often life-changing experience. Our fellows devise a personalized plan of study with access to the courses and resources of the University of Michigan. Twice-weekly seminars bring the best and the brightest from the worlds of journalism and academia directly to you.

Up to six international fellows (four to eight months) are offered each year, as funding is available.

Who can apply? Applicants must be full-time journalists, with a minimum five years’ professional experience, whose work appears regularly as an employee or freelancer. Print, broadcast, photo, documentary and Internet journalists are eligible. There are no academic prerequisites.

Employee applicants must obtain a leave of absence from September 1 through April and return to their place of employment where applicable. All fellows must agree not to publish or broadcast during the fellowship, maintain Ann Arbor residency and attend all program seminars and meetings.

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Deadline: 1 February 2011

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Young Leader’s Visitors Program

New digital platforms are bridging divides. In the right hands, social media like Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, mobile technology and blogs can erode cultural barriers and shatter common misperceptions. In order to make an impact and drive change, the opinion-makers of tomorrow need to be better equipped and better connected than ever before.

The Young Leaders Visitors Program (YLVP) was successfully launched in 2008 as an intercultural leadership program supporting the development of young leaders through a combination of personal growth and practical experience, focusing on social media as a tool for positive change.

The main aim of YLVP is to lay a foundation for dialogue, mutual understanding and knowledge sharing among young opinion makers from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank-Gaza, Yemen and Sweden. YLVP strives to strengthen participants in their aims to drive processes for social change in their respective contexts.

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Deadline: 15 February 2011

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Enter the Sustainable Thinking Platform multimedia competition


The Sustainable Thinking Platform has launched the second edition of its multimedia competition aimed at people aged 18-30 years old from all around the world. All entries must address the following question “With an ever-increasing population, how can we maximise resource efficiency to meet our growing needs?”

 

You will have the chance to win a laptop computer, photographic camera or camcorder depending on the category you are competing in.

 

As in the previous edition, participants are asked to rate other members’ work. These votes will be used to select the finalists for the competition and the eventual winners will be selected by a professional panel of journalists and industry representatives.

 

Deadline: 31 December 2010

 

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Enter Minority Voices Young Journalist Award

 

Minority Rights Group International is seeking entries to the Minority Voices Young Journalist Award from young journalists highlighting the issues facing minority and indigenous communities in the global south in European media. Entries should have been written/recorded in the preceding 12 months. They should look at development issues affecting minorities and indigenous peoples in the global south and should focus on education, gender, poverty, health or the environment.

 

Student journalists or working journalists under the age of 30 are eligible to apply. Television, radio, online and print journalists are invited to compete. As well as a certificate, the winner will be awarded a research trip to visit a minority or indigenous community in the global south and asked to write a piece which will then be featured on MRG’s new Minority Voices Newsroom.

 

Deadline: 31 December 2010

 

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Eur@dioNantes European radio station launches call for interns

 

Eur@dioNantes, a European Radio station based in Nantes and supported by the European Commission, has recently launched the selection process of its upcoming European team of interns.

 

Eur@dioNantes is currently looking for high-level bilingual (in french) students in political science, journalism or European studies who are interested in European issues and who would like to get a formative experience in the world of New European Media.

 

The internship will run from 15th February 2011 to 13 July 2011 in Nantes. Application documents should be returned before the end of January 2011. The interns will receive a monthly allowance of about 417€.

 

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Estonian Free Press seeks interns from January 2011

 

Estonian Free Press is looking for interns to cover different positions in the magazine starting from January 2011!

 

Applicants must be able to work at least five full days per week (in case of full time internships) or five half days (in case of part time internships) from the month of January. They will participate to the normal daily editorial routine which includes attending conferences, events and meeting with key people of the Estonian public life.

 

The ideal candidate will possess: excellent English communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, with the ability to juggle multiple duties.

 

Estonian Free Press offers different internship positions starting from a minimum of three to a maximum of 12 months both full time and part time.

 

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Internship opportunities at Deutsche Welle

 

Internships of one to two months are open to students of journalism at German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Internships with Deutsche Welle are offered in all departments in which journalistic work is carried out: DW-RADIO, DW-TV, DW-WORLD.DE, DW-AKADEMIE and the communications department. Deutsche Welle places great emphasis on involving the trainee as much as possible in an editorial department’s day-to-day work. The more practical experience the trainee already has, the better his or her chances of being allowed to carry out journalistic or editorial tasks.

 

Applications may be submitted all year round to: jouausb@dw.world.de. For an internship with DW-TV in Berlin, applications for the period between July and December 2011 should be submitted in April.

 

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YCI Scholarships Available: Ghana & Guatemala Winter 2011

 

YCI is proud to be able to offer scholarships to support youth volunteer participation in our upcoming winter projects.

Youth Challenge International (YCI), one of Canada’s leading youth development organizations, is awarding a limited number of partial scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,700 to exceptional youth (ages 18-30) for winter projects in Ghana and Guatemala. They will be awarded to individuals with a demonstrated commitment to their community and a keen interest in international development. The scholarship is intended to provide young leaders with the opportunity to turn positive civic involvement into global action. They are merit based and will be awarded on a rolling first come first served basis. Scholarships are only available to new applicants.

 

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2ANNAS Short Film Festival 2011 Competition call for entries

 

2ANNAS International Short Film Festival is calling on filmmakers of all ages to submit to its 2011 festival which will take from May 25-31, 2011 in Riga, Latvia.

 

This year, filmmakers of all ages are invited to apply and works of experimental nature both in contents and aesthetics are particularly welcome. Submissions open to works in the genres of fiction, documentary, animation, experimental film / video art. The films have to be produced during the last 2 years [2010-2011], with the maximum length of 35 minutes. Awards of up to 2000 Euros for the International Competition and 1000 Euros for the Baltic Competition are on offer.

 

Deadline: 31 March 2011

 

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Do you want to work on common projects with young media makers from the Middle East and North African (MENA) region? Do you believe that “learning by doing” can contribute to a better understanding in the media between different cultures? Do you think that young media makers share the same responsibility for the world’s future and face the same problems in different regions?

 

If so, then MENAC is something for you.

One response to “Opportunities

  1. Haytham M Alsawy

    great events .
    really appreciated
    Thanks alot for your cooperation.

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