Journalism

Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting International Reporting Fellowship

The BU Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD), School of Public Health (SPH), and the College of Communication (COM) in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting are offering a paid international reporting Fellowship to two BU students. During this summer Fellowship, two outstanding BU students will have the opportunity to work in Washington, D.C., at the Pulitzer Center headquarters and to travel internationally (likely to a developing country) on a 2-3 week reporting trip mentored by a professional journalist.

Qualifications: Applicants must have some documented experience in both public health and journalism. This experience can be demonstrated through course work and instructor recommendations. Preference will be given to students who meet these criteria:

COM Student Eligibility:
  • Graduate and upper-class undergraduate students from the Departments of Journalism, Documentary Film and Public Relations
  • Enrolled in or already completed PH510 or PH511 on the Charles River Campus or a class at SPH Or demonstrated interest in/and or experience in global health or allied fields
SPH Student Eligibility:
  • Current student enrolled in any SPH concentration
  • Enrolled in or already completed a class in the Department of Journalism or some other documented experience with reporting

Funding Available: Approximately $5,000 will be available per student to be used toward each Fellow’s international reporting trip to cover transportation, lodging and related hard costs, and toward living expenses in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: March 18, 2014 (Decision by end of March).

Timing Approximately:Between May and August 2014.

Selection Process: Applications will be vetted by faculty from COM, SPH, CGHD and the Pulitzer Center. The student must demonstrate interest in and a working knowledge of the principals of both global health and journalism. Previous international experience will be prioritized.

For Further Information: Contact Anne Donohue in COM (adonohue@bu.edu) or Jennifer Beard in SPH (jenbeard@bu.edu).

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