Need: 10-week fellowship
N.B. Directly adapted from the website
DEADLINE: MARCH 22
About the Fellowship
The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund accepts applications from journalists of the developing nations of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean to cover the United Nations General Assembly beginning in September each year. The fellowships offer a unique opportunity for promising young journalists from developing countries to see the United Nations at work and to report on its proceedings for news media in their home countries.
Over the past 46 years, fellowships have been awarded to almost 200 journalists from the developing world. These awards require the presence of the selected journalist in New York during the first few months of the General Assembly session and should be regarded as an opportunity for news organizations and journalists to provide their audiences with special assignment news coverage from U.N. headquarters.
Successful applicants must obtain a leave of absence from their employers. By endorsing the application of a staff journalist for a fellowship, the editor undertakes to meet all telephone or other transmission charges and to publish or broadcast copy filed by the reporter. Applicants must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English.
The Fund will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities. The Fund will not be responsible for other expenses of personal nature, such as telephone calls. There are some very basic requirements for applying for a fellowship that need to be emphasized. Be sure to fill out ALL sections of the application including fax, e-mail and phone numbers. Your application WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED unless all items listed on the requirements page are included.
Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowship is open to individuals who:
• Are native of one of the developing countries of Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean.
• Currently live in and write for a publication in their native country.
• Are between the ages of 25 and 35.
• Have a good to excellent command of the English language.
• Are currently employed full-time as professional journalists for bona fide print, television, radio or internet media organizations.
• Have approval from their media organizations to spend up to three months in New York reporting from the United Nations.
• Receive a commitment from their media organizations that the reports they file during the term of the Fellowship will be used.
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