Call for applications: Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

| April 20, 2015

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The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting women journalists with at least three years of professional journalism experience in print, broadcast, or digital media to apply for the annual Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. Freelancers are welcome to apply.

The fellowship was created in memory of the Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner, Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq in May, 2003.

Now in its 11th year, the Fellowship provides an academic and professional opportunity for women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice to advance their reporting skills.

Women of all nationalities are welcome to apply, but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

The next Fellowship runs from September 2015 to March 2016. The 2015/16 Fellow will complete research and coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for International Studies, and internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

Previous Fellows have explored a wide range of under-reported issues, including gender-based violence, indigenous rights and religious intolerance.

The deadline for applications is May 1, 2015.

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