The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is currently accepting applications for the prestigious United Nations journalism fellowships. Four fellowships are to be awarded to professional journalists from developing countries. To be eligible you must be an employed professional journalist in either radio, television, print, or web media, aged 25-35, and reside in Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean. The fellowships last for three months and include travel to/from New York, lodging and health insurance, and a daily allowance for food and necessities.
Winning fellows will have the unique opportunity to report on international affairs during the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Past fellows of this program have gone on to accomplish great things in journalism.
The journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries. Read more
If you’re not on the list of eligible countries for 2012 applications, don’t worry. The eligibility list changes every year. Journalists from China, Ethiopia, India and Nigeria will be eligible for 2013 fellowships.
The application deadline for the 2012 UN Journalism fellowships is March 30, 2012. To learn more and to apply please click here.
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Our step-by-step guide for a competitive fellowship application
1. Create a plan
2. Project proposal ideas
3. Talk to current / former fellows
4. Prepare an effective resumé
5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
7. Prepare a strong project proposal
8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)
9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)
10. Nail the individual and group interviews