Title: The Fulbright Commission in Berlin’s — Berlin Capital Program 2012 for young American journalists and journalism from November 25 to December 2, 2012

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: http://www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/berlin-capital-program/

Description: A grant provided by the Fulbright Commission covers program costs, round-trip transportation from the U.S. to Germany and back, health insurance coverage during the seminar and a per diem allowance for meals, lodging, and local travel. The program has been designed to foster transatlantic relations and to promote professional and academic networks between Germany and the U.S. It offers young U.S. journalists the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the political, economic and cultural environment in Germany/Europe with a special focus on the German media landscape and the role of media in politics and society. The program consists of an intensive series of seminars, presentations, and visits to important German media, and German political and cultural institutions. The program will be conducted in English.

Contact: specialprograms@fulbright.de

Qualifications: Applicants must:

* have U.S. citizenship and a valid U.S.-American passport
* reside in the U.S.
* be a graduating senior or Masters degree student in the field of journalism or communication at a U.S. university,
OR be a young professional journalist, currently employed by U.S. media in the U.S., with fewer than 5 years of work experience in the field, and
* demonstrate relevant background and professional interests

To apply: The program description and the Application Form can be found on the Fulbright Commission in Berlin website at http://www.fulbright.de/togermany/grants/berlin-capital-program/

Applications are welcome until June 6, 2012.

Production Internships in Belize

Title: Global Parish Project: Coordinator Intern

Location: Belize

Website: http://www.theglobalparish.org

Description: The Global Parish Project is a community-based organization dedicated to the promotion, production and cross-cultural sharing of social and culturally relevant documentary media in Belize.

We are passionate about film, particularly documentary video. We endeavor to give emerging media and arts professionals an opportunity to explore their creativity and to develop skills in digital media, audio and video production, and storytelling. We seek to contribute to youth empowerment and identity and more inclusive cultural industries in Belize. The Global Parish Project is managed by professionals working in the fields of media, film, education and business.

The Coordinator should be a reliable, self-motivated, and open-minded person who can work both with a team and independently. The Coordinator will report to the Interim Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates program activities
    • Interacts and liaises with youth and trainers facilitating program objectives;
    • Prepares and manages project budgets;
    • Prioritizes among requests, and communicates progress regularly to Executive Director;
  • Administers project operations, including
    • Assisting in coordination of meetings, presentations and public events
    • Maintenance of project documentation, including parental release forms, attendance logs, equipment logs, and evaluation forms;
    • Oversight of production of promotional literature and media content;
  • Monitors and evaluates program successes and draft periodic reports including targets provided

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in education, business administration, or related field.
  • At least three years of experience in project management, grants management, or business administration.
  • Experience in youth and community development desirable.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong writing and communications skills
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office, and web-savvy
  • Experience organizing self and others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of substantive project related areas, i.e., creative writing, creative expression, literacy, secondary education, and media production
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Commitment to youth and youth development
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization

To apply: These opportuninties are open to Belize and US-based candidates. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nyasha Laing: globalparishfilms@gmail.com.


Title: Global Parish Project: Youth Voices Production Intern

Location: Belize

Website: Youth Voices

Description: This internship is for an initial period of three months. The intern will work with the Global Parish Project in the execution of Youth Voices spoken word and other cultural events, as well as youth-driven social media campaigns. The Intern will schedule time independently but will report one full day per week to the Global Parish office.

Responsibilities:

  • Compiles and writes Press Releases and ad scripts for events;
  • Handles all logistical matters for events (booking venues, follow up with MC and talent, timely placement of newspaper and radio ads)
  • Under guidance of Managing Director, liaises with creative designers, promoters, and talent for all public events to ensure cohesion with organizational mission and design of the event
  • Manage contact database in Excel, Google Docs and Mailchimp

Qualifications: The Youth Voices Intern (Production Assistant) must be proficient in written and oral communication skills. The individual should also possess good customer service and interpersonal skills. Discretion, good judgment, flexibility, and initiative are especially important.

  • Knowledge and interest in substantive project related areas, i.e., event planning, writing, and promotion
  • Computer skills and willingness to learn
  • Experience organizing self and others
  • Attention to detail
  • Persistence
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to effectively communicate
  • Commitment to the mission of the organization

To apply: These opportuninties are open to Belize and US-based candidates. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Nyasha Laing: globalparishfilms@gmail.com.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

International internship opportunity at Threeview in Munich, Germany

Title: Internship (PAID)

Location: Munich, Germany

Website: http://www.threeview.com

Description: We’re looking for qualified interns who would like to spend a few months in scenic Bavaria and gain experience in corporate publishing, marketing, and Social Media in an international environment.

Interns either get paid or (especially if they take the internship for credit) can live in a Munich apartment owned by Threeview. What we offer:

  • Work in a small, passionate team
  • Hands-on work experience in an international work environement
  • Exposure to diverse projects, clients, and tasks – from researching and writing Social Media content to press releases, case studies, and magazine articles
  • An inspiring and productive atmosphere and a small multicultural, multilingual team
  • The chance to work closely with project managers, art directors, and other writers, and to gain insight into all aspects of a marketing agency
  • Payment, or the opportunity to live in the “Threeview Apartment”
  • The extraordinary opportunity to live and work abroad
  • In the case of international students from Germany, Austria, or Switzerland: a bilingual internship close to home.
  • Life in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Munich is rich in both character and culture. The Alps are only a short train ride away, and other European countries such as Italy and France are nearby.

Qualifications:

  • English-language interns with a background in journalism and an interest in marketing
  • Copy-editing skills (U.S. Style) preferred
  • Some science journalism experience is helpful
  • German skills are not necessary, but students fluent in both languages definitely have an edge

To apply: Contact Laura Konrad, Threeview’s Head of Writing, at laura.konrad@threeview.com.


Interns: It is strongly advised that you enroll in the journalism’s department’s internship class. Read more here.

Roy W. Howard National collegiate reporting competition

From the Scripps Howard Foundation:


The Scripps Howard Foundation, with the Indiana University School of Journalism, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press International from 1912-1920.

Journalism students submit an entry form, portfolio of their work, letter of recommendation, 400-word essay and resume to the Scripps Howard Foundation for consideration.

Until 2006, the winners received scholarships and their college newspapers were awarded grants. But in 2006, the foundation and School of Journalism revamped the awards to include a 13-day guided tour to Japan and South Korea for nine national scholars.

Led by School of Journalism’s Dean Brad Hamm, the winners travel to Asia to study journalism in other cultures, visiting media organizations as well as cultural and historical landmarks. Roy W. Howard also had made such journeys as a journalist, persevering to land interviews with elusive leaders.

The 2012 trip is tentatively set for June 15-23 and will take winners to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima.

To enter:

  • Look over the latest brochure for details about the trip, then complete the application portion. (2012 brochure, PDF format)
  • Deadline to apply for the 2012 competition is Feb. 29, 2012.

Download the flyer and application.

Summer Ethics Fellowship

From FASPE:


FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics), in collaboration with The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, is now accepting applications for a fellowship designed to challenge journalism students to consider contemporary ethical issues using the conduct of journalists in Nazi Germany as a framework.  Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both the history and the ethical issues facing their profession today.  All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered.

The tentative program dates for FASPE Journalism are May 21 – June 1, 2012.

Completed applications must be received by January 6, 2012.  Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This fellowship is for graduate students only.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit:  http://www.mjhnyc.org/FASPE/

If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at FASPE@mjhnyc.org<mailto:FASPE@mjhnyc.org>.


See the program’s flyer here.