Arthur F. Burns exchange program seeks applications [US]


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 04:00 - Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 04:00



Young journalists from the United States can apply for this fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists seeks applications from U.S. journalists for the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, an exchange program that gives media professionals from the United States and Germany an opportunity to report from and travel in each other's countries.

The purpose of the program is to increase public knowledge and understanding about the two countries through mass media. Ten reporters from each country will be placed in newsrooms of the other country. The reporters will produce articles for both home and foreign audiences.

Applicants must be between 21-37 years old, and be print, online or broadcast journalists. German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged. Selected Fellows not fluent in German will spend the first two weeks of the Fellowship in intensive German language classes.

Each fellow will receive a US$4,000 living stipend and an additional US$1,200 for airfare. The program also covers lodging in Washington for a joint one-week group orientation session in July.

The deadline for U.S. applicants is March 1.

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