Journalism exchange program between Canada, USA, and Germany
Deadline: March 1, 2021
The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship provides talented young U.S., German and Canadian journalists the opportunity to live and work in each other’s country. This highly personalized and practical program improves the quality of news coverage in each country and strengthens the transatlantic relationship.
Before individual fellowships begin, all participants attend a one-week orientation in Washington, D.C., during the last week of July. Following the orientation in Washington, North American fellows participate in intensive, two-week language training at institutes in their host cities, while German fellows proceed directly to their host media. Over the next two months, fellows work as temporary staff members at host newspapers, magazines, and radio and television stations. In addition to covering local news, fellows report on events for their employers back home, while learning more about their host country and its media.
Each North American fellow receives a $4,000 stipend to cover living expenses during the 9-week-long fellowship in Germany. Participants also receive $1,200 for travel expenses or a travel voucher, and the program also pays living expenses during the orientation in Washington, D.C.