International Center for Journalists Accepting Applications for Burns Fellowships

The International Center for Journalists is accepting applications from media professionals the United States, Canada, and Germany for its Arthur F. Burns Fellowship. 

The annual program offers young media professionals, age 40 and under, an opportunity to share their expertise with colleagues across the Atlantic while working as "foreign correspondents" for their hometown news organizations. Fellows can apply for a nine- or five-to-six-week program. Each U.S. fellow receives a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses during a nine-week fellowship in Germany. Participants also receive $1,200 for travel expenses or a travel voucher, and the program will pay his/her living expenses during an orientation in Washington, D.C. Fellows on the five-to-six week program will receive an amount proportional to the length of their fellowship.

The program is open to U.S., Canadian, and German journalists between the ages of 21 and 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 encouraged but not required.

See the ICJ website for complete program and application instructions.

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