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.


Media Internships in Berlin

Type: Internship

Location: Berlin, Germany

Deadline for Application: November 30, 2014

Students from CIS countries who are currently in the first or second year of a master’s degree or the final year of graduate study can apply for this internship in Germany.

The scholarships, offered by Journalisten International, are a three-month internship from July to September 2015. in Berlin. The program will provide participants with an opportunity to strengthen their professional skills and establish contacts with colleagues from other European countries.

The program includes a six-week academic course at the International Center for Journalism at the Freie Universität in Berlin, a one-week information-tour within Germany, and a six-week internship at a TV or radio station, online or newspaper editorial office, press or PR agency.

For more information on this opportunity, visit IJNet.com.


USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Los Angeles, USC Annenberg

Dates: March 1 – 5, 2015

Deadline for Application: December 1, 2014

The USC Annenberg School of Journalism’s California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowship is an all-expenses- paid health journalism training opportunity at USC Annenberg. The opportunity will focus on health care reform and innovation and take an in-depth look at how community conditions influence prospects for health.

The fellowship is open to print, broadcast and online journalists from California, or those based elsewhere who contribute to California media outlets. Both newsroom staffers and freelance contributors are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit reportingonhealth.org.


John S. Knight Journalism 2015-2016 Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Stanford, California, Stanford University

Deadline for Application: December 1, 2014

Each year Stanford University selects 20 journalists and journalism entrepreneurs from the United States and around the world and bring them together for 10 months at Stanford, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Fellows receive $65,000 plus supplements for housing, child care and health insurance as well as moving and research/equipment expenses.

For more information on the Knight Journalism Fellowship opportunity, visit www.knight.standford.edu.


Sandra Burton Nieman Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Harvard University in Cambridge, MA

Deadline for Application: December 1, 2014 

Filipino journalists, photojournalists and editorial cartoonists can apply for a fellowship at Harvard University. The fellow will conduct academic study at Harvard University for two semesters, during which time he or she may not do professional work. The fellow should obtain agreement from his or her employers when applicable.

Journalists working in print, radio, television, on the web or wire services are eligible. Candidates must be full-time journalist (including freelancers) with at least five years of experience.

To apply you must submit an application form and all supplementary materials online.


Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: New York, New York 

Deadline for Application: December 4, 2014 

The Magnum Foundation offers a Photography and Human Rights Fellowship summer program at the Department of Photography & Imaging of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Applications will close at 5pm Eastern Standard Time December 4th, 2014. You must 1) not have studied photography in the United States, Canada, or Western Europe, 2) Strong proficiency in the English Language and 3) Demonstrate a deep commitment to human rights issues.

Interested in applying to this opportunity? Visit www.magnumfoudation.org, for more information.


Reynolds Journalism Institute: Cover Your Gap

Type: Discussion/Forum

Location: Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO

Date: Tuesday, December 9

Cost: Free Admission / Live Online Broadcast

Four hundred people in America have more wealth than half the population. The middle class is shrinking, affecting all American families no matter their socioeconomic level.

RJI (The Reynolds Journalism Institute) presents the “Cover Your Gap” symposium to discuss how journalists can better cover this topic. The event will be held on Tuesday, December 9 from 5 pm – 6:30 pm CST at the Fred W. Smith Forum (Room 200) at the Missouri School of Journalism. It will also be live-streamed at rjionline.org/live.


Thomson Reuters: Journalism Training  Program

Type: Training Program

Location: Asia Pacific

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2014

Aspiring reporters, recent graduates or business journalists with English proficiency can participate in this training program.

Thomson Reuters offers a nine-month training in New York, London and Asia. The program includes several weeks of intensive classroom training and work on reporting teams with a mentoring support from experienced journalists.

For details, read more here.


The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Type: Fellowship

Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Various)

Deadline for Application: December 15, 2014 

Stipends of up to $15,000 are given to experienced journalists for the time needed to produce a significant piece. There is no residency required – McGraw Fellows work from their own offices. Grants are rewarded to both freelance and staff journalists. Editorial guidance is provided and assistance with placement is provided where needed.

The application form is now, available. For more information on The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, visit: www.mcgrawcenter.org.


Thomson Reuters: Translation Editor

Type: Job Opportunity

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Deadline for Application: Unspecified

Thomson Reuters is hiring an editor to lead its translation team, which provides real-time English-to-Chinese translation of domestic and overseas business news for financial institutions across Greater China.

Editors who are fluent in Chinese and English with more than five years of translation experience can apply for the position in Taipei.

Learn more about this opportunity.


2015 Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Type: Leadership Program 

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

Application Available: Early January 2015 

The Online News Association (ONA) and The Poynter Institute will partner to create an intensive, tuition-free leadership program that addresses the unique needs of women in digital media.

The ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, April 12-17, 2015, at the Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Fla., will focus on critical skills for women moving up the ladder in digital journalism. It will also focus on technology organizations and the documented challenges women face on the path to leadership.

For more information on curriculum and applications, contact Andrew DeLong at seminars@poynter.org. For more information on providing financial support, please contact Jess Strelitz, ONA Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships, or Kim Tobin, Poynter’s Marketing and Communications Strategy Manager, at womenleaders@poynter.org.


2015 Hearst Journalism Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Houston, Texas

Deadline for Application: January 9, 2015 (final for all application materials)

March 2015: Finalists for Fellowship notified
April 2015: Finalists interview in Houston and Fellows are selected
August 2015: Next class of Fellows begins its first rotation

The Hearst Corporation offers a Fellowship which is a two-year program focusing on multimedia journalism. The Fellowship program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers. Throughout the program, Fellows will receive formal training, mentoring and work experience alongside award-winning journalists. Hearst Fellows are full-time employees of Hearst Newspapers with competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance and moving expenses.

To learn more about the fellowship, take your first step here. For more information, read the frequently asked questions.


Financial Journalism Competition

Type: Award

Location: India 

Deadline for Application: January 31, 2015 

Journalists who work in newspapers and magazines in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai are eligible.

The Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism, organized by Shriram Capital Limited, is seeking entries. The awards honor journalism that fosters better understanding of the economy, business dynamics and financial understanding.

Two categories include articles on business, finance, capital markets, economy published by Indian media and articles in international media centered on Indian business or economy.

To nominate yourself or someone you would like to be recognized please visit, www.shriramcapitol.com.


Jack Wadsworth Fellows Program

Type: Fellowship

Location: Multiple

Deadline for Application: Rolling

The Wadsworth Fellow will plan a series of cross-Center business initiatives, including programs, conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions, designed to stimulate discussion across a range of topics and geographic locations.

The committee is looking for accomplished, senior-level individuals with extensive expertise in and knowledge of the business and trade relationship between the U.S. and Asia. Applicants for Wadsworth Fellows should meet the following criteria:

A journalist, academic, or business leader with deep expertise in the Asia-Pacific region and business and trade issues between the U.S. and Asia. A period of residence in Asia would be an important consideration.

Visit asiasociety.org for application information.