Applications Open for 2023 Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is welcoming applications from career print, television, radio or internet journalists from mainly developing nations of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), Latin America/the Caribbean to cover deliberations of the 78th United Nations General Assembly for approximately 10 weeks.

Applicants should have a compelling interest in international affairs and the work of the United Nations and its member agencies. Both full-time and freelance journalists are invited to apply.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Dag Hammarskjöld Fund

Host Institution(s): U.N. headquarters in New York

Fellowship Worth: Funded

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Freelance & Career journalists

Nationality: Africa, Asia, Latin America/the Caribbean

You May Also Apply: The Einstein Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Research 2023/2024

2023 Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships | DETAILS

For nearly six decades, the program has brought journalists under the age of 35 from developing countries to U.N. headquarters in New York to write about the activities of the now 193-nation world organization.

The fellowship recipients have the opportunity to watch and gain a fuller understanding of the deliberations of the powerful 15-member Security Council, the General Assembly and other U.N. bodies as well as attend press conferences and question U.N. officials and government leaders.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for 2023 Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Career journalists, age 25-35, from mainly developing nation of Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island countries) and Latin America/the Caribbean are eligible to apply.  Freelance journalists are also eligible (see Freelance Requirements).
  • Applicant journalists must have a current passport which will be required to apply for and obtain a I-1 journalist visa from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in order to accept the Fellowship.
  • Work samples no earlier than 2022 must be provided.  (See Work Samples on Application Form)
  • Applicants must be employed by bona fide media organizations as print, television, radio or web journalists.
  • Speaking English with proficiency is required since it is one of the primary Language used at the United Nations.
  • Journalists younger than 25 and older than 35 are not eligible to apply since the program is intended for mid-career journalists.
  • Students of journalism are not eligible to apply.
  • Journalists from European countries are not eligible to apply unless they are still reporting to audiences in their home country.
  • Applicants must be from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East

Also Apply: University of Chicago Graduate Fellowship Program 2023-2024 in USA

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for 2023 Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships should fill and submit completed online Application Form.

All application materials must be submitted in English or, where indicated, with an English translation. Applications that are in progress but have not been submitted by this deadline will not be considered.

Please email your questions to [email protected]

Application Deadline: April 24, 2023

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