World Press Institute fellowships open [Worldwide]

Deadline: 2/1/12

Journalists from around the world are encouraged to apply for the World Press Institute fellowship program in the United States.

Through its fellowship program, the World Press Institute brings 10 international journalists to the U.S. each year for an eight-week program to experience reporting in the country.

The 2012 WPI fellowship will begin August 10 and end mid-October. It begins with a three-week residency in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

The fellows will then spend four weeks traveling to four or five U.S. cities before returning to Minnesota for the final week of the program. Journalists can 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 are also eligible.

Requirements for applicants include at least five years of full-time news experience; fluency in all aspects of English; several written essays; three letters of recommendation; and at least three work samples.

Deadline: January 31, 2012. For more information click here.