International reporting fellowships
Three months studying and working on international issues. That’s eight weeks in Washington and five weeks abroad. Journalists interested in health issues are particularly welcome this year.
“Open to any U.S. journalist with at least three years of professional journalistic experience in any medium. Fellows must be U.S. citizens or non-U.S. citizens who are working full-time for a U.S. news organization in the United States.”
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2006.
More information here (Journalism Jobs site) and also here (International Reporting Project home).
Sure, this is off-topic for my blog. But living abroad is an incomparable experience of extremely high value. Think about it. Better yet, try it! Of course it’s scary! It’s an adventure! What are you, a wimp? A parochial, head-in-the-sand, small minded weenie? Why do fewer than 1 in 4 Americans* have a passport? Why not apply for one yourself?
* Out of a population of 298.4 million (July 2006 est.), 68 million Americans had a passport in April 2006, according to Frank E. Moss, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State (source). It should be considered that in 2004, the U.S. Census found 34 million foreign-born residents, who may hold foreign passports.
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