Deadline: 15 September 2016
The German-Latin American Fellowship of International Journalists’ Programmes (IJP) is offering unique opportunity to young journalists to spend two months in Spanish-, Portuguese- or German-speaking media. At least five young talented German and six Latin-American journalists get the chance to discover the diversity of their host countries.
The German State Department organizes a one-week-journey within Germany for the Latin-American fellows, which has proven to be one of the highlights of the programme in past years. Usually, the group is taken to the Eastern Counties of Germany and one other region of interest.
- Fellows of the German-Latin American programme of IJP receive a total payment of 3,300 Euro.
- The sum is expected to cover travel and accommodation costs as well as most of the food expenses.
- A certain amount of own funds is presumed.
- Payment for the work at the host media is not scheduled.
- The sum is split in two rates.
- At the beginning of the programme, fellows receive the full amount less 500 Euros.
- This remaining amount is only paid, if the fellow hands in two things: A report of at least three pages where he or she writes about his or her experiences in Germany as well as copies of all articles published in Germany and their home media.
- This applies for German as well as Latin-American scholars.
- All journalists from Germany and Latin American Countries between the age of 25 and 35 who regularly work for a German or Latin American media organization can apply.
- Germans should speak sound Spanish and/or Portuguese so they are able to communicate well with their Latin American colleagues and interview counterparts.
- The same applies for Latin-American applicants and their German skills.
- There is the chance of an exception for Latin-American fellows who do not speak German if they can compensate with fluency in English and an outstanding application.
- Since the space for non-German speakers in German media is limited, the competition is harder.
- The better applicant’s language skills, the higher are the chances of being selected.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and Germany.
For more information, please visit German-Latin American Fellowship.