ICFJ Spring 2018 Program: A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America

Deadline: 17 December 2017

In 2018, the International Center for Journalists will continue to expand its network of digital journalists, technologists and media entrepreneurs from Latin America as part of the “Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America” program.

For this revamped version of the program, ICFJ will bring 36 more Professional Fellows from 12 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. ICFJ will also send 12 more U.S. hosts to Latin America for two-week study tours as part of the exchange.

Selected fellows will participate in a six-week U.S. program anchored by four full weeks of professional attachments at the host institutions. Participants will be matched with U.S. hosts across the country at digital communications firms, startup incubators and cutting-edge digital newsrooms based on their backgrounds and skills. Before embedding with a host organization, the program begins with an orientation in Washington, D.C., at ICFJ’s headquarters where fellows will visit digital media organizations, receive hands-on training on digital tools and techniques, and will workshop their digital media project proposals with media entrepreneurs. During the final week of the program in the United States, fellows will participate in the Professional Fellows Congress in Washington, D.C. The Congress will connect the participants with other Professional Fellows from around the globe while helping them continue to hone their leadership and entrepreneurial skill sets.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only applications from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru will be considered.
  • The program is open to young professionals and emerging leaders between the ages of 25 and 40 who meet the following criteria:
    • Is a citizen, national or permanent resident of their home country;
    • Is living and working in his/her home country at the time of application;
    • Has at least two (2) years of professional experience at the time of application;
    • Submits a complete application, with all required documents, by the application deadline;
    • Is able to begin the Professional Fellows Program in the United States in 2018;
    • Is able to receive a U.S. J-1 visa;
    • Is committed to returning to his/her home country after completion of the program;
    • Is proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit ICFJ.

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