The Israel Project is offering a high-powered fellowship opportunity for some of the world's best and brightest college and graduate school students; graduates in journalism, communications, marketing or public relations programs; and those beginning their careers in journalism or Israel advocacy.
Internships are available in Washington, D.C. Six outstanding applicants will be accepted to the Washington, D.C., program, which runs from June 20 to August 19, 2011. The deadline for applications is February 25, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
We are offering a $2500 stipend for five different types of fellowships:
* Media Events
TIP's Media Fellows participate in an intensive nine-week program aimed at educating future journalists and advocacy professionals in the art of research, interviewing, writing for publication, communications skills and public relations. The Israel Project Media Fellowship trains participants in techniques designed to increase accurate and fair coverage of Israel and Jews in the news media. Our Fellows learn about media coverage of Israel and the region, meet with top-level journalists and utilize what they learn practically in hands on writing assignments which will be published over the course of the fellowship. Media Fellows will be involved in staffing and planning TIP speaking events in regions across the United States.
TIP Media Fellows are also involved in all aspects of our nonprofit organization. They have the opportunity to do research, conduct interviews with reporters, provide general administrative support, help organize and attend various media and educational events, and much more. The Fellows are also able to take advantage of many learning opportunities in Washington, D.C., through organized field trips during the summer. This includes meeting U.S. elected officials and Israeli spokespeople.
Fellows work at The Israel Project full time. Some travel may be required. Travel to and from the program is the responsibility of the Fellows. However, The Israel Project WILL reimburse international participants for visa expenses.
The Israel Project Media Fellowship is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least three years of university studies and graduate students studying journalism, communications and public relations as well as recent college or graduate school alumni who are starting their careers in journalism or strategic communications/Israel advocacy.
An ideal Media Fellow is an excellent writer and researcher, has strong computer and communications skills, wants to publish or be on-air, follows current events, is a hard worker and team player and has a strong interest in Israel. International students, whether residing in the U.S. or abroad, are also encouraged to apply. Knowledge of Hebrew, Arabic, French, German, Spanish and Russian is a plus.
Web site and Application: http://www.theisraelproject.org/mediafellows
Lauren Appelbaum, Media and Special Projects Coordinator, The Israel Project
Tel: 202-857-6617 (direct)
2020 K Street NW, Suite 7600
Washington, D.C. 20006