Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism | Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder

January 30, 2020
Boulder, CO 

Take your journalism skills to the next level and deepen your understanding of environmental issues by applying for the 2020-2021 Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. Five accepted candidates will audit courses, participate in weekly seminars and field trips, and work on a significant project. These positions are offered by the Center for Environmental Journalism, part of the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

The program provides a $71,000 stipend. It also covers tuition and fees, a regional bus pass, and attendance at the annual SEJ conference. Employment begins at the start of the Fall 2020 semester and runs for nine months through the end of the Spring 2021 semester. All university breaks and holidays will be observed. 

The fellowship is open to full-time journalists working in any medium who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of environmental issues. It is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism. 

Applicants must have a minimum of five years full-time professional journalism experience and must also have at least a BA or BS college degree. Applicants may include reporters, editors, producers, photojournalists, documentarians, and feature writers. Both salaried staff and full-time freelancers are welcome to apply. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required.  

We are pleased to receive applications from international applicants; however, please be advised that you must be authorized to work in the United States to be eligible for this position. 

To apply, visit the CU Jobs website and upload these documents to posting number 22518:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter, including a Professional Autobiography
  • Three Samples of Professional Work 
  • Study Plan & Project Proposal 

Contact information for three references will be collected by our system during the application process. One letter should be from your immediate supervisor or, for freelancers, from an editor who has worked closely with you. References may receive an email request to provide a confidential letter of recommendation and will be given ample time to provide these letters once contacted.

The application deadline is March 1, 2020. Detailed information about the application can be found on the CEJ website. Questions can be directed to [email protected] / 303-492-4114.