Applications for the Y Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship in the USA in 2023 are currently open.
The Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program builds on Mongabay’s long-running internship program, which has helped bolster the capacity of environmental journalists in a field where such experience can be hard to acquire. Since 2008, the program has provided training and first-hand reporting experience for dozens of budding journalists in more than a dozen countries. Mongabay interns have gone on to establish careers as professional journalists, and communications professionals at scientific institutions and conservation NGOs, and at Mongabay itself.
Worth of Award
- Each fellow will receive $500 USD a month for the duration of the six-month fellowship, or $3,000 USD in total.
- During that time, fellows will work directly with the fellowship editor to produce six stories.
- Fellows will have opportunities to collaborate with multiple Mongabay editors, including those who specialize in different areas.
Applicants must be
- from a low- to upper-middle income tropical country, as classified by the World Bank. “High-income” tropical countries, such as Singapore and Australia, are excluded from the fellowship.
- aspiring, early-career environmental journalists.
- able to work remotely and commit to 10 hours per week.
- There is no education requirement to apply for the program. The fellowship is not linked to any university.
- All application materials must be submitted in the appropriate language (English for the English-language program and Spanish for the Spanish-language program).
- All materials must adhere to the guidelines below; applications that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified.
Desired Experience & Qualifications /Judging Criteria include
- Basic understanding of and interest in reporting and writing news stories;
- Demonstrated interest in conservation issues;
- Demonstrated interest in environmental journalism as a career;
- Proven communication skills;
- Capacity to fulfill all of the fellowship requirements and reporting plans.
How to Apply
On the application form, you will be asked to fill out basic contact information, answer a few questions about your interest, and upload the following documents:
- Resume (1-2 pages maximum)
- Cover letter (1 page maximum) introducing yourself and answering these questions:
- What are your career goals, and how does environmental journalism fit in?
- Why should Mongabay select you for this fellowship?
- One writing sample in a journalistic style (published or unpublished) related to conservation or other environmental issues.
Deadline: The application window for the April – September cohort of the Y Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship will close February 10.