World Press Institute Fellowship Program for International Journalists in USA, 2019


Applications are invited for WPI journalism fellowship available for international journalists working outside of the United States who have at least five years of professional journalistic experience in any medium. Journalists can work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, web sites, online publications or magazines of general public interest.

WPI fellowship provides immersion into the governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States for experienced international journalists, through a demanding schedule of study, travel and interviews throughout the country.

The World Press Institute (WPI) is an American non-profit, educational organization based in Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota that offers paid fellowships for international journalists.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline:  February 15, 2019.
  • Course Level: This is a fellowship program for journalists and photojournalists from newspapers, news magazines, wire services, radio, television, and online news organizations.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the area of journalism.
  •  Scholarship Award: WPI pays all program costs, including transportation to the U.S. and back, all transportation within the U.S. related to the WPI program, and all lodging costs. In addition, a modest daily per diem for food is provided. Personal expenses, such as cameras, film, postage, and clothing, are the responsibility of the fellow.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Ten fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  International journalists (except the USA) can apply for these WPI fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. At least five (5) years of full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism.
  2. Journalists can work for news or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites, online publications or magazines of general public interest.
  3. Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists, and broadcast producers are also eligible.
  4. Those who supervise journalists are eligible providing that they also have at least five years as a working journalist.
  5. Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. People who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.
  6. Must be currently employed as a non-U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
  7. Potential for leadership
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have fluency in both written and spoken English.

Application Procedure: 

  • The mode of applying is online.

How to Apply:

  • Applicant information
  • Employment history and education
  • Two essays are required as part of the online application. They are:
  • Please describe your professional goals and achievements (in 200-500 words)
  • Why are you seeking a WPI Fellowship? What do you expect to gain? What do you expect to contribute? (200-500 words)
  • Color photo of yourself
  • Work samples
  • Awards, fellowships,
  • Three letters of recommendation

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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