Women journalists focused on covering human rights and social justice issues are eligible to apply for the International Women’s Media Foundation‘s Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, a program with studies at MIT’s Center for International Studies as well as internships at the Boston Globe and the New York Times.
The fellow will design a program enabling her to pursue academic research while improving her journalistic ability to cover human rights and social justice issues. The seven-month fellowship will run from September 2012 to March 2013.
Applications are invited from women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights and social justice. Journalists working in print, broadcast, and digital media, including freelancers, are eligible. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Non-native English speakers also must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
A fixed stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals, and ground transportation during the fellowship. Round-trip economy airfare will be covered from the fellow’s home country or city to Washington, D.C., and the fellowship city. The fellow also will receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not provide salary or honoraria.
For complete program information, an FAQ, and application materials, visit the IWMF Web site: http://iwmf.org/pioneering-change/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/neuffer-fellowship-faq.aspx