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.


East-West Center International Media Conference

Type: Conference

Location: New Delhi, India

Deadline for Application: Various

The East-West Center‘s International Media Conference will take place September 8 to 11 in New Delhi. This year’s theme is “South Asia Looking East.” The conference will look at the increasing links between South and East Asia, and share the latest information on the global news industry, featuring skill-building workshops and opportunities to network with hundreds of international media professionals.

Early registration costs US$295 for international participants. After July 31, this fee will increase to US$325. A limited number of grants are available to working journalists to help offset the registration fee.

Learn more and register at a discounted rate by the July 31, 2016 early deadline.


Foreign Press Center Japan and International Center for Journalists Sports Reporting Fellowship

Type: Fellowship

Location: Japan

Deadline for Application: August 1, 2016

The Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ) and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) are organizing a fellowship to allow a sports journalist to learn about media coverage focusing on women in sports in Japan. The trip will take place October 2 to 8. Fellows will participate in the international symposium: “Role of the Media in Creating Positive Change and Opportunities for Women in Sports.”

The fellowship will also include visits to companies, training facilities and universities, and meetings with leading figures and athletes in various fields.

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


Reuters Institute Fellowship at Oxford University

Type: Fellowship

Location: Oxford, UK

Deadline for Application: August 7, 2016

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University seeks applicants from Hong Kong for the Lion Rock Spirit Fellowship. Fellows will spend two terms in Oxford where they will join a diverse group of journalists from other parts of the world. Successful applicants will conduct research into issues important to their professional development as a journalist. The fellowship covers program fees, a modest living allowance and travel expenses. Applicants must be residents of Hong Kong and have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist in any specialism.

Learn more and apply by the extended August 7, 2016 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.


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.

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.

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