The Arthur F. Burns Fellowships
American print and broadcast journalists have until March 1, 2014, 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 freelance and/or online. Participant qualifications also include a demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in European affairs. German language proficiency is an important consideration in the selection process, but not required.
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. Those not fluent in German will spend the first two weeks of their Fellowship in an intensive German language program. Expenses will be covered and details will be made available after fellows have been selected.
The program – under patronage by German Ambassador Dr. Peter Ammon in Washington and U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson in Berlin – is jointly administered by the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C. and the Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) in Königstein, Germany.