DEADLINE: High Country News Fellowships

Event Date: 
November 1, 2021

In 2021 High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, offers two paid fellowships for early-career journalists to further their skills and build their clips.

Open to residents of Arizona, Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. HCN's business headquarters is in Paonia, Colorado, but the editorial staff works remotely.

The Virginia Spencer Davis Fellowship
This six-month fellowship, named for longtime HCN reader Virginia (Ginny) Spencer Davis, supports early career journalists interested in covering rural communities, agriculture and land conservation in the West.

Working hours are flexible but fellows should expect to work between 30 and 35 hours each week. Fellows are paid a stipend on a bi-weekly basis of $1,187.25, which includes a work-from-home allowance. Support with IT equipment is also provided.

Climate Justice Fellowship
Sponsored by the Society for Environmental Journalists, the Climate Justice Fellowship offers a new generation of journalists the opportunity to explore the disparate impacts of climate change and communities’ response to them. The six-month fellowship receives mentorship, real-world opportunities and networking, and adds missing rungs on the career ladder for early-career journalists interested in reporting on climate change and environmental justice. The fellowship is open to multimedia and visual journalists as well as writers.

Working hours are flexible but fellows should expect to work between 30 and 35 hours each week. Fellows are paid a stipend on a bi-weekly basis of $1,187.25, which includes a work-from-home allowance. Support with IT equipment is also provided.

Upcoming start dates and application deadlines for both fellowships:

Winter/Spring 2021

Starts mid-January
Ends mid-June
(Applications must be received by Nov. 1)

Summer/Fall 2021

Starts mid-July
Ends mid-December
(Applications must be received by March 31)

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