As an Alum I highly recommend applying!
American print and broadcast journalists have until March 1, 2013, to apply for a two-month professional exchange program in Germany. Successful applicants will spend August and September living, working and reporting for their home and host news organizations from across the Atlantic.
The Arthur F. Burns Fellowships is a competitive program open to media professionals between the ages of 21 and 37 who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work free-lance and/or online. Participant qualifications also include a demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in European affairs. Foreign language proficiency is an important consideration in the selection process.
Ten U.S. journalists are each granted a $4,000 living stipend while they are abroad, with an additional $1,200 for domestic airfare to Washington and international airfare to Germany. The program also covers lodging in Washington, D.C. for a joint one-week group orientation session in July. A select number of fellows will be chosen to undergo intensive language training before their departure to Germany. Expenses will be covered and details will be made available after fellows have been selected.
Former Burns program participants have access to a large and active alumni network of more than 450 journalists. Burns alumni can apply for travel and research grants, enter their work for the annual Burns and Kennan awards, and attend annual alumni dinners and conferences.
The program – under patronage by German Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon in Washington and U.S. Ambassador Philip D. Murphy in Berlin – is jointly administered by the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C. and the Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) in Königstein, Germany.
For more information, including the application form, please visit www.icfj.org/burns or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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