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FULLY FUNDED TO USA : Apply for the World Press Institute Fellowship Program 2024 

Applications are open for the World Press Institute Fellowship Program 2024 for Journalists .

Ten WPI fellowship places are awarded each year to hundreds of professional journalists worldwide. The selected finalists are among the top reporters in each of their home nations. They approach journalism with a strong sense of passion and responsibility and are inherently clever, ambitious, and curious.

Becoming a WPI Fellow

Becoming a WPI Fellow is a competitive process. Each year hundreds of talented journalists apply for 10 fellowship slots. A selection committee of seasoned journalists and corporate communications specialists, all with international experience, chooses among the best of the best.

Fellowship Terms

WPI Fellows are required to adhere to the following terms. Violations of these terms could result in termination from the program.

  • Prepare for and participate in all briefings and WPI scheduled events.
  • Stay through the entirety of program and return to home countries when the program ends.
  • Write for the WPI website among other outlets as assigned. Fellows are also encouraged to share with their readers, listeners or viewers back home.
  • Participate in periodic reviews and evaluations, including several roundtable discussions to share insights into the U.S. or international journalism issues.
  • Acceptance for others of different cultures.
  • Willingness to travel – the program locations change frequently, and fellows often live out of suitcases.
Work Samples


  • All samples must include a publication date; most should be within the last two years.
  • Include an English summary for all samples not in English.
  • All work samples must be online and publicly accessible.
    • Upload work samples to a publicly accessible online service, such as YouTube or Dropbox, if not directly available on a media website.
    • If you are unable to use a public service, work samples can be uploaded with the online application.
      • Accepted file extensions: .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .doc, .mp3
      • Accepted photo and other artwork extensions: .jpg/.jpeg, .gif, or .pdf

Print journalists

  • Writers: Submit three samples of published work that has your byline.
  • Editors: Submit a statement describing your job. You may include copies of published work along with a description of your role in these samples. For published work, follow the instructions above.
  • Photographers: Submit a portfolio with five (5) published samples. Files with the following extensions are accepted: jpg/jpeg, gif, or pdf.

Do not send complete newspapers, magazines, books, or unpublished manuscripts.

Broadcast journalists

  • Links to work samples on YouTube, publicly shared Dropbox files and broadcasters’ websites are accepted. Include a written synopsis in English of each work with a brief description of your involvement.
  • Please limit submissions to 15 minutes of programming.

Online journalists

  • Samples should be equivalent to three print articles or 15 minutes of programming.
  • Provide a link if the segment is still online and outline your involvement with each sample.
  • Samples must be journalistic in nature and demonstrate that your job involves news gathering, writing, editing or producing.

Don't miss out on the application deadline which is February 15, 2024.

Scroll down for more details and click on the official link attached to apply now.

Additional Information

Host Institution
World Press
Program Type
Fully Funded
Program Benefits
- airfare to the United States, round-trip.
- Domestic travel associated with the WPI programme.
- Housing Food A little daily stipend is given to fellows for the purchase of food.
- Fellows bear the cost of their own personal items, including phones, cameras, mail, and clothes.
Eligibility Criteria
- At least five years of full-time employment in print, broadcast or online journalism, including:
News or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites or online publications.
- Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists and broadcast producers.
- Those who supervise journalists are eligible if they also have at least five years as a working journalist.
- Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. Those who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.
- Must be currently employed as a non-U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English.
- Potential for leadership.
Eligible Countries
All Countries

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