Upcoming Member Opportunities

AAJA will post upcoming conferences, workshops, webinars and more on this page regularly. Be sure to bookmark it and check back periodically.


Global Investigative Journalism Network Grants and Fellowships

Type: Fellowship/Grant

Location: U.S. and World

Deadline for Application: See specific opportunity for deadline

Seeking a chance to improve your skills and expand your world? Tired of the everyday routine in your newsroom? The Global Investigative Journalism Network has many opportunities to fit your needs. These are programs of special interest to investigative journalists around the world. There are plenty of short-term and long-term opportunities, both for staff and freelance reporters. Follow the link for information on deadlines and background on the various programs.


World Policy Journal Editorial Internship

Type: Internship

Location: New York, NY

Deadline for Application: Rolling basis

The World Policy Journal is seeking editorial interns to begin in September 2016. Interns will have broad editorial responsibility contributing to World Policy Blog, assisting in the production of the quarterly print magazine including researching and designing visual elements, and assisting the editor. Editorial interns will be charged with recruiting writers for the website and magazine, editing material for print and online, and writing for the website. Accordingly, successful candidates will have a broad interest and academic training in international relations, global issues, and current events.

This is an unpaid position and students may obtain academic credit for the experience. Candidates should expect to be in the office 3 days per week.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and a statement listing your desired internship time frame to Yaffa Fredrick at fredrick@worldpolicy.org. Those selected for interviews will be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.


ProPublica Is Hiring a Health Care Reporting Fellow for Summer

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: See website for details

ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit news organization, is hiring a health care reporting fellow to join its newsroom this summer. The selected candidate will work primarily with senior reporter Charles Ornstein, who covers health care and the pharmaceutical industry. Journalists with reporting experience can apply for a paid fellowship in New York. The fellowship will last nine weeks, with a flexible start and end date. The fellow will receive US$700 a week.

For more information and to apply, visit propublica.org.


The Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference

Type: Conference

Location: Berkeley, CA

Deadline for Application: See website for details

The third annual Berkeley Narrative Journalism Conference is on Saturday, October 29 and is hosted by UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Top writers and editors will join an audience of talented journalists for a bracing, all-day conversation about the state of literary nonfiction. Keynote conversations will look at the landscape for groundbreaking work—whether online, in glossy magazines, or in books. Provocative panels and intensive workshops will focus on the craft. Optional master classes on Sunday, October 30, will allow attendees to dig deeper, developing new skills and insight.

Attendance is limited to 80 experienced writers, to allow for high-level discussions  and meaningful networking. Register today to qualify for the early bird rate of $275. After September 1, the cost to register will increase to $300. Master classes on Sunday will cost an additional $60.

Learn more and register by the September 1, 2016 early bird deadline.


Open Society Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Various

Deadline for Application: September 7, 2016

The Open Society Fellowship with the Open Society Foundations seeks fellowship projects that identifies a problem that has not previously been recognized or develops new policy ideas to address familiar problems. Fellows may produce books, reports or blogs; innovative public-education projects; the launch of new campaigns, activities or organizations; and more. Fellows will spend a portion of their fellowship term at one of the organization’s main offices, in New York, Washington, London, Brussels or Budapest, or at a regional foundation.

In addition to supplying a stipend for living expenses, the fellowship may cover certain expenses, such as travel, conference fees and part-time research assistance.

Learn more and apply by the September 7, 2016 deadline.


Investigative Fellowships at Reveal for Journalists of Color

Type: Fellowship

Location: See website for details

Deadline for Application: September 12, 2016

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting will host the Reveal Investigative Fellowship for journalists of color. The fellowship will emphasize development of investigative reporting skills and promote diversity in journalism by helping build a pipeline of investigative reporters whose diverse backgrounds, experiences and interests will enrich the entire profession. The program will feature embedded training at CIR’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters. The rest of the yearlong fellowship will be remote.

Fellows will receive a US$10,000 stipend and a full year of mentoring and guidance from Reveal editors, producers and reporters.

Learn more and apply by the September 12, 2016 deadline.


Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University Fellowship Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Boston, MA

Deadline for Application: September 15, 2016

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program at Harvard University is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, including art and journalism. The institute provides stipends of up to US$75,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from September 2017 through May 2018. Journalism applicants must have worked professionally in the field for at least five years.

Learn more and find out how to apply by the September 15, 2016 deadline.


Abe Fellowship for Journalists

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S. or Japan

Deadline for Application: September 15, 2016

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects.

Applicants can submit proposals on one of four themes: threats to personal, societal and international security; growth and sustainable development; social, scientific and cultural trends and transformations; and governance, empowerment and participation. The program provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. The maximum stipend is US$23,500, which includes one round-trip air ticket.

Learn more and apply by the September 15, 2016 deadline.


Fund for Investigative Journalism Grants

Type: Grant

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: September 26, 2016

Grants sponsored by the Fund for Investigative Journalism are intended to support investigative projects that break new ground and expose wrongdoing – such as corruption, malfeasance or misuse of power – in the public and private sectors.

Proposals must come from U.S.-based reporters or international journalists whose stories have a U.S. angle, involving American citizens, government or businesses. All proposals must be submitted in English and include a detailed budget.

Learn more and apply by the September 26, 2016 deadline.


Alicia Patterson Reporting Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: U.S.

Deadline for Application: October 1, 2016

The Alicia Patterson Fellowships, sponsored by the Alicia Patterson Foundation (APF), aim to foster, promote and sustain the best traditions of journalism in the United States. The fellowships provide support for journalists engaged in rigorous, independent and skeptical work that will benefit the public.

Grants are awarded for both one-year and six-month projects. Fellows receive US$40,000 for the full-year stipend and US$20,000 for the six-month fellowship. Non-U.S. citizens are also eligible, but must be working full-time for U.S. print publications, either in the United States or abroad.

Learn more and apply by the October 1, 2016 deadline.


Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Worldwide

Deadline for Application: October 11, 2016

The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, a joint venture of the U.S. State Department and the National Geographic Society, allows participants to spend an academic year traveling abroad and documenting stories in countries with active Fullbright Programs.

Fellows will undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue and compare how that issue is experienced across borders. They will share their experiences using a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations and/or social media. Stories will be published on a dedicated blog hosted by National Geographic.

Learn more and apply by the October 11, 2016 deadline.


Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline for Application: October 15, 2016

The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program, organized by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), aims to enable democratic practitioners, scholars and journalists to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change.

Fellows are expected to be in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies in Washington for five months in 2017-2018. Working knowledge of English is required to be eligible. Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus health insurance and reimbursement for travel.

Learn more and apply by the October 15, 2016 deadline.


Reynolds Business Journalism Week Fellowships

Type: Seminar

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Deadline for Application: October 16, 2016

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is accepting applications for the Reynolds Business Journalism Week. The training seminar will take place January 4 – 6, 2017.

This year’s program will focus on how to find and cover business angles in any story, where to find economic and financial data, reporting community business stories, covering startups and what the new administration in Washington will mean to businesses large and small. Tuition, hotel and most meals will be provided. Fellows (or their companies) are expected to provide travel to and from the training sessions. Only 24 spots are available for this training seminar.

Learn more and apply by the October 16, 2016 deadline.

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