The World Press Institute Fellowship for Journalists, USA

Deadline: 15 February 2014
Open to: currently employed non US journalists with at least 5 years full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism
Fellowship: per diem, hotel accommodations and fellowship -related travel


The World Press Institute fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from countries around the world. It provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

The program usually begins in mid-August and end in mid-October. The fellows will spend three weeks in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, and then travel to several U.S. cities, including New York and Washington, D.C., for briefings, interviews and visits. They will returned to Minnesota for the final week of the program. See the Program Review for examples of WPI events.


  • At least five (5) years full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism (work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest, photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers, those who supervise journalists)
  • Must be currently employed as a non U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
  • Potential for leadership


WPI fellows are required to prepare for and participate in all briefings and all other scheduled WPI events. They must agree to stay for the entire program and to return to their home countries at the program’s conclusion.

WPI requires that fellows write for the WPI Web site, including the blog, WPI Reports, and submit up to three stories for WPI’s online partners during their fellowship. They are also encouraged to file for their readers, listeners or viewers back home.

Periodic reviews and evaluations are required, and WPI fellows participate in several roundtable discussions about their insights into the U.S. or international journalism issues.

The program involves a lot of travel, is non-stop, and fellows live out of suitcases much of the time as venues change frequently.

IRP Fellows receive a modest per diem to cover such things as meals. Hotel accommodations and fellowship -related travel are paid for.


Before applying please read how to apply HERE. During the online application process, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Applicant information
  • Employment history and education
  • Two essays
  • Color photo of yourself
  • Work samples
  • Awards, fellowships, and certificates
  • Three letters of recommendation

The deadline is 15 February 2014.

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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