POLITICO Fellowship

Title:  POLITICO Fellowships

Location: Washington, D.C.

Website: politico.com

Description: POLITICO is offering one-year fellowships to promising reporters who are committed to developing expertise in political and congressional news coverage. The fellowship begins Sept. 4, 2012, and lasts one year. It includes a stipend of at least $30,000 (commensurate with experience) plus benefits and includes two weeks’ paid vacation. Fellows will receive intensive mentoring and close editing as they report on Congress, the administration, national political campaigns, lobbying, finance, etc. Fellows must remain for the duration of the program. Becoming a fellow does not guarantee later employment at POLITICO.

Contact:  For questions or more information, write to Beth Frerking, Assistant Managing Editor, at employment@politico.com, with subject line: POLITICO Fellowship/questions.

Qualifications: POLITICO will select two reporting fellows from a diverse pool of applicants interested in working as Washington-based journalists covering national politics, Congress, lobbying or one of several domestic policy areas, including energy, technology and defense. Candidates must have completed college or graduate school as of June 2012 and may have worked for up to two years at a professional news organization as of Sept. 1, 2012. POLITICO is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity.  We are very interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified applicants, including members of diverse ethnic groups and women.

To apply:  Please send a detailed statement describing your experience, strengths and what you hope to gain from a reporting fellowship at POLITICO. We’d like to hear about previous internships or newsroom experience. Your letter should describe a deep interest in news coverage of politics and domestic policy issues. Priority will be given to applicants with an interest in covering national politics, Congress or domestic policy issues such as energy, environment, defense, finance/economy and health care.

Please include the following in your application materials:

Résumé (Please note if you are a member of any student or professional journalism organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association, the South Asian Journalists Association, the Native American Journalists Association, the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors and others.

Three references (professional and/or academic) with contact information

Examples of recent work (up to four articles)

Send application materials to employment@politico.com, subject line: POLITICO Fellowship.

Application deadline: July 1, 2012

MATCH Teacher Residency

From MATCH Teacher Residency:

MATCH Teacher Residency in Boston is seeking recent college graduates to participate in a program that will give them one year of intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers.  The program will help students find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.

For more information, visit the MATCH website or contact Colin Bottles at Colin.Bottles@matchschool.org.


Summer Ethics Fellowship


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.

Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism

Deadline: May 16, 2011
: Work remotely
Start Date
: June 5, 2011
: $10,000 stipend
Contact for questions
: fiej@middlebury.edu
Official Website

The Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism each year take 10 journalists near the start of their careers and help them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together twice during the year, once in the fall on the Middlebury campus in Vermont, and once in the spring at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California.

At these meetings professional journalists help participants plan their reporting and shape their stories. Graduate fellows each receive $10,000 to help with reporting and living expenses during the fellowship year—enough, we hope, to let the reporting project be one significant focus of their year’s work. We interpret the environment broadly—reporting projects dealing with economics, culture, global issues, and the like are fine, as long as they center in some way on the human relationship with the physical world.

Application Requirements:

Interested applicants should write a two- or three-page letter pitching their idea, just as they would to an editor at a magazine or a broadcast program. The letter should demonstrate enough preliminary research to make clear there’s really a story, and that it will be possible for the applicant to successfully report it. The letter should also include a proposed plan of research for the fellowship year. Web and video applications should demonstrate the same focus on reported stories emphasizing context and history as long-fact written pieces.

Applicants should enclose three writing or broadcast samples, preferably of professionally published work, as well as recommendations from two people who have worked with the applicant as an editor or teacher, and a resume with contact information. Resumes, pitches and letters should be written or copied on plain recycled copier or printer weight paper, double-sided if possible, and held together using paper clips rather than staples. Recommendations should be enclosed with the application unless arrangements are made ahead of time, but need not be sealed. Journalists from outside the United States are encouraged to apply if they can demonstrate proficiency in written English.

Applications will be due by May 16, 2011. This is a hard deadline as we try to turn around the applications and choose the fellows no later than June 5. Therefore express mail or FedEx applications from within North America should be sent no later than May 12, and as early as necessary from everywhere else. We encourage applicants to use the most dependable carriers possible. Please use a tracking number if you would like to ensure your materials have been delivered, as we are unable to confirm receipt of individual applications.

All questions should be sent to fiej@middlebury.edu.

Submit applications to:
Christopher Shaw, Associate Director
Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism
Axinn Center at Starr Library 309
Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753