6-week U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships from ICFJ

Journalists: Spend 6 weeks reporting from Austria!

Program Information: Outstanding media professionals from the United States and Austria are awarded an opportunity to report from and travel in each others countries as part of the U.S.-Austrian Journalism Exchange Fellowships. The program offers young print and broadcast journalists from each country the opportunity to share professional expertise with their colleagues across the Atlantic while working as “foreign correspondents” for their hometown news organizations. The program aims to foster greater understanding and knowledge of both countries among future media leaders and their audiences.

The program is administered jointly by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in Washington, D.C., and the Kuratorium für Journalistenausbildung (KfJ) in Salzburg, Austria. The fellowship program is funded by donations from Austrian government and U.S. government agencies, and private-sector corporations and foundations.

Eligibility: The competitive program is open to U.S. and Austrian journalists between the ages of 21 and 38 who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, or news agency. Freelance journalists may apply also. Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent with at least three years of experience, and a strong interest in U.S.-European affairs. Foreign language proficiency is not required, but it is strongly preferred and will be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Program Expenses: Fellow receive adequate living stipends during their six-week long fellowship assignments. The program also pays directly for international and domestic travel expenses, living expenses in Washington and Vienna, as well as insurance costs and cultural and transportation allowances.

Program Phases and Application: This seven-week program is conducted in three phases. For more information about the phases of the program and to apply go to: http://www.icfj.org/our-work/austria

Application deadline: May 4, 2014

For any questions about the U.S.-Austria Journalism Exchange Program please contact Emily Schult at eschult@icfj.org or call 202-349-7608202-349-7608.

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