Deadline: 1 April 2013
Open to: Applicants holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree with expertise in HTML, content management systems, photography and video editing.
Fellowship: housing in a furnished apartment and a $22,155 stipend
The Scripps Howard Foundation strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. The Foundation helps build healthy communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture and inclusive civic affairs, with a special commitment to the communities in which the company does business
Students who are earning bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the spring are invited to apply for a postgraduate, multimedia fellowship with the Scripps Howard Foundation. The fellowship includes free housing in a furnished apartment and a $22,155 stipend.
The fellowship lasts for a year, beginning in late August or early September 2013. The fellow manages and maintains the Scripps Howard Foundation website. The fellow creates multimedia projects for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire’s website, works with undergraduate interns to develop multimedia projects and provides leadership to a team to produce news stories and projects.
The fellowship includes a $22,155 stipend ($527.50/week for 42 weeks), plus free housing in a furnished apartment shared with the program’s undergraduate interns. The fellowship does not include benefits and will not result in a job. You must have to have a visa that allows you to work in the United States, since Scripps Howard cannot sponsor you for a visa, nor provide for travel expenses. The Student Visa (F-1) allows an applicant to attend university in the United States. After graduation, most students are allowed to work for one extra year in their chosen field, through the Optional Practical Training program. See HERE for more information on U.S. student visas.
Applicants must have either a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Qualified applicants must have expertise in HTML and content management systems. They will also have high-level skills in shooting photos and video using a DSLR camera and editing video.
Mail, clipped together (no notebooks or binders):
- Completed application form.
- One-page essay critiquing the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire website.
- One or two letters of recommendation from professors or advisers.
- One or two names of previous job or internship supervisors, with telephone numbers and email addresses.
- A CD or DVD containing no more than five multimedia news or news feature projects, preferably including those for which you also wrote the story, or a URL or link to the projects online, as originally published.
Application packets for the 2013-2014 fellowship must be postmarked by April 1, 2013. Email or fax applications are not accepted. Email and fax recommendation letters are accepted. They must be received no later than one week after the mailing deadline.
Send application packet and letters to:
Scripps Howard Foundation
1090 Vermont Ave. NW, No. 1000
Washington, DC 20005
For questions or inquiries, please contact Jody Beck at BeckJ@shns.com. You may see the official website HERE for more information.