As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, five pairs of journalists will travel to Tapachula, Mexico and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from March 2 - 17, 2020. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on March 2 where they will complete a four-day Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) course from March 3 - 6. Fellows will then depart for the Mexico-Guatemala border for nine days of reporting in Tapachula, Mexico and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala and the surrounding areas. The IWMF will determine the exact number of days spent in Tapachula and Quetzaltenango after the reporting fellows have been selected. The focus of this reporting trip is to generate media coverage of under-reported issues in Mexico and Guatemala and to promote new narratives in the international media. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of trips outside of the base location in Mexico and Guatemala will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols. Any travel must be within a three-hour radius of the base location. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria

Journalists must apply for this reporting fellowship in pairs. All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women-identifying or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Fluent in English and/or Spanish.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people.


Application Instructions

The IWMF's 2020 Mexico-Guatemala Cross-Border Reporting Fellowship is only open to pairs of journalists. As a pair, both applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit a joint application. If selected as a finalist, each reporting pair will be offered a group interview. The IWMF highly encourages team applications that include at least one journalist from Latin America. Each applicant must provide their personal information and work samples, in addition to submitting a shared statement of interest, story plans, plans for publication and letter of support.

We are accepting applications from September 24 until November 19 at 11:59 Eastern time (Washington, DC). Please note the application deadline above. Do not follow the counter on Submittable.

Please review the sample application here.

En el marco de la iniciativa Adelante, cinco equipos de dos periodistas viajarán a Tapachula, Mexico y Quetzaltenango, Guatemala del 2 al 17 de marzo de 2019. Las becarias comenzarán su viaje en la Ciudad de México el 2 de marzo, donde participarán en una capacitación para trabajar en ambientes hostiles y de primero auxilios para emergencias (HEFAT) de cuatro días del 3 al 6 de marzo. Después del taller, las becarias viajaran a la frontera de Mexico y Guatemala por nueve días, reportando desde Tapachula, Mexico y/o Quetzaltenango, Guatemala y sus alrededores. La IWMF determinará el numero de días en Tapachula o Quetzaltenango después de que las diez becarias sean seleccionadas. El objetivo de esta beca es generar cobertura sobre temas importantes que normalmente no reciben suficiente atención en México y Guatemala, y promover nuevas narrativas en los medios internacionales. Durante el viaje, las becarias tendrán la oportunidad de reportar en equipo, trabajar en colaboración con otras periodistas y acceder a diferentes fuentes y sitios relacionados con sus historias. La posibilidad de viajes afuera de nuestra ubicación central será analizados caso por caso y se determinará de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad de la IWMF. La IWMF facilitará viajes hasta tres horas de distancia de la ubicación central. La IWMF organizará la logística para todas las becarias y cubrirá los costos relacionados con la beca en el marco del viaje periodístico, como traslados, alojamiento, comidas, y intérpretes, al menos que el medio de prensa de alguna periodista en particular desee asumir estos costos. La IWMF también cubrirá los costos de las visas, pero las becarias que viven fuera de los Estados Unidos son responsables de realizar los trámites para obtener las visas necesarias.

Criterios de elegibilidad
Se deben satisfacer los siguientes criterios para calificar:

  • Periodistas que se identifican como mujeres o no binarias de todas las nacionalidades que sean afiliadas con medios o freelancers y con por lo menos tres años de experiencia profesional de trabajo en medios. Las pasantías no cuentan. 
  • Las postulantes deben hablar español y/o inglés con fluidez.
  • Las postulantes deberán poder demostrar que cuentan con el apoyo de unx editorx de un medio o tener una reconocida trayectoria de publicación en medios importantes. 

La IWMF cree que el género no se ajusta a una noción. Incluimos a todas las periodistas que se identifican como mujeres, que incluye mujeres trans y personas no binarias.


Instrucciones de solicitud
El viaje periodístico está abierto a equipos de dos (2) periodistas. Todos deben satisfacer los criterios de elegibilidad y entregar una aplicación conjunta. Se ofrecen entrevistas de grupo a los equipos que están seleccionados. La IWMF recomienda que al menos una periodista por pareja sea de América Latina y el Caribe. Todos deben proveer sus datos personales y muestras de trabajo, además de entregar una declaración de interés, un plan de trabajo, un plan de publicación y una carta de respaldo compartida.

Aceptaremos solicitudes del 24 de septiembre al 19 de noviembre de 2019 a las 11:59 EST (hora de Washington, DC). Por favor tenga en cuenta la fecha límite. No siga el contador de Submittable.

Por favor vea un ejemplo de una solicitud seleccionada aquí

As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, six journalists will travel to San Salvador, El Salvador from March 2 - 17, 2020. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on March 2 where they will complete a four-day Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) course from March 3 - 6. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting in San Salvador and the surrounding area. The focus of this reporting trip is to generate media coverage of under-reported issues in El Salvador and to promote new narratives in the international media. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of trips outside of the base location in El Salvador will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols. Any travel must be within a three-hour radius of the base location. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

Eligibility Criteria 

Journalists may apply for this reporting fellowship individually or in a pair. All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women-identifying or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Fluent in English and/or Spanish.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people. 

Application Instructions

The IWMF's 2020 El Salvador Reporting Fellowship is open to both individuals and pairs of journalists. If applying as a pair, both applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit a joint application. If selected as finalists, teams will be offered group interviews. The IWMF highly encourages team applications that include at least one journalist from Latin America. Each applicant must provide their personal information and work samples, in addition to submitting a shared statement of interest, story plans, plans for publication and letter of support.

We are accepting applications from September 24 until November 19 at 11:59 Eastern time (Washington, DC). Please note the application deadline above. Do not follow the counter on Submittable.

Please review the sample application here.

En el marco de la iniciativa Adelante, seis periodistas viajarán a El Salvador del 2 al 17 de marzo de 2019. Las becarias comenzarán su viaje en la Ciudad de México el 2 de marzo, donde participarán en una capacitación para trabajar en ambientes hostiles y de primero auxilios para emergencias (HEFAT) de cuatro días del 3 al 6 de marzo. Después del taller, las becarias viajaran a El Salvador por nueve días, reportando desde San Salvador y sus alrededores. El objetivo de esta beca es generar cobertura sobre temas importantes que normalmente no reciben suficiente atención en El Salvador, y promover nuevas narrativas en los medios internacionales. Durante el viaje, las becarias tendrán la oportunidad de reportar en equipo, trabajar en colaboración con otras periodistas y acceder a diferentes fuentes y sitios relacionados con sus historias. La posibilidad de viajes afuera de nuestra ubicación central será analizados caso por caso y se determinará de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad de la IWMF. La IWMF facilitará viajes hasta tres horas de distancia de San Salvador. La IWMF organizará la logística para todas las becarias y cubrirá los costos relacionados con la beca en el marco del viaje periodístico, como traslados, alojamiento, comidas, y intérpretes, al menos que el medio de prensa de alguna periodista en particular desee asumir estos costos. La IWMF también cubrirá los costos de las visas, pero periodistas que viven fuera de los Estados Unidos son responsables de realizar los trámites para obtener las visas necesarias.

Criterios de elegibilidad
Se deben satisfacer los siguientes criterios para calificar:

  • Periodistas que se identifican como mujeres o no binarias de todas las nacionalidades que sean afiliadas con medios o freelancers y con por lo menos tres años de experiencia profesional de trabajo en medios informativos. Las pasantías no cuentan. 
  • Las postulantes deben hablar español y/o inglés con fluidez.
  • Las postulantes deberán poder demostrar que cuentan con el apoyo de unx editorx de un medio o tener una reconocida trayectoria de publicación en medios importantes. 

La IWMF cree que el género no se ajusta a una noción. Incluimos a todos los periodistas que se identifican como mujeres, que incluye mujeres trans y personas no binarias.

 
Instrucciones de solicitud
El viaje periodístico está abierto a periodistas individuos y a equipos de dos (2) periodistas. Si aplican como equipo, todos deben satisfacer los criterios de elegibilidad y entregar una aplicación conjunta.  Se ofrecerán entrevistas de grupo a los equipos que sean seleccionados. La IWMF recomienda que al menos una periodista por pareja sea de América Latina y el Caribe. Todos deben proveer sus datos personales y muestras de trabajo, además de entregar una declaración de interés, un plan de trabajo, un plan de publicación y una carta de respaldo compartida.

Aceptaremos solicitudes del 24 de septiembre al 19 de noviembre de 2019 a las 11:59 EDT (hora de Washington, DC). Por favor tenga en cuenta la fecha límite. No siga el contador de Submittable.

Por favor vea un ejemplo de una solicitud seleccionada aquí

This year, the Kim Wall Memorial Fund will provide a $5,000 grant to a journalist whose work embodies the spirit of Kim’s reporting. The grant will fund a woman reporter covering subculture, broadly defined, and what Kim liked to call “the undercurrents of rebellion.” Kim wanted more women to be out in the world, brushing up against life, and the Kim Wall Memorial Fund honors this legacy.

All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women-identifying or non-binary journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media from anywhere in the world. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
  • Grants will be awarded to cover reporting-related costs including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, insurance, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.

The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people.

The IWMF accepts applications once a year. Please keep this is mind when creating proposed project timelines. Due to the large influx of applications, the IWMF cannot answer questions by phone nor can we consider time-sensitive proposals. Please refer to the application closing date for each application cycle and expect grants to be disseminated 6 – 10 weeks following the application close.

The IWMF is accepting applications from November 12 to December 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST via Submittable. Applicants may apply concurrently for Adelanté’s El Salvador Reporting Fellowship and the Mexico-Guatemala Cross-Border Reporting Fellowship.

In 2013 we established the IWMF Emergency Fund for Journalists in Crisis to provide women journalists with a lifeline of support in times of distress or threat. Now more than ever, journalists around the world face real dangers as a result of their reporting.

The Emergency Fund is sustained with the support of individual donors to address the growing need to provide direct assistance to women journalists who are suffering.

The IWMF Emergency Fund provides women-identifying journalists with:

  • Small grants for psychological and medical care for incidents directly related to threats and crises caused by one’s work as a journalist;
  • Three months of temporary relocation assistance in the event of crisis or threat;
  • Legal aid to counter threats of imprisonment or censorship;
  • Non-financial assistance in the form of information about additional access to resources.

To be eligible for the IWMF Emergency Fund, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a staff or freelance reporter, working in any medium, whose primary profession is journalism;
  • Have worked full-time as a journalist within six months of applying for assistance;
  • Apply for assistance with a crisis situation directly connected to work as a journalist.
  • The IWMF believes that gender does not conform to one notion. We are inclusive of all journalists who identify as women, which includes trans women, and non-binary people.

To request assistance from the IWMF Emergency Fund, you must complete this preliminary questionnaire. An IWMF staff member will respond to your request in a timely manner at which point you may be required to provide additional information. Please understand that it will take time to process your request and that we prioritize the most urgent requests. Requests that do not meet the criteria above will not be considered.

The IWMF seeks qualified experts to review applications for our portfolio of programs. We receive thousands of applications each year for our unique funding opportunities for women reporters around the world; in 2017 we plan to award more than $300,000 in small grants in addition to fellowships in East Africa and Latin America.

You can support the IWMF’s mission by volunteering to help us select potential fellows and grantees with just a few hours each month. All you need is an Internet connection and a passion for supporting the next generation of media leaders. 

Ideal reviewers are journalists, academics, and/or professionals with an interest in supporting gender equity in the news media. Reviewers will be responsible for evaluating applications based on set guidelines and will review batches of approximately 30 applications per cycle on a rolling basis throughout the year. We are seeking reviewers for the IWMF’s programs including the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the Reporting Grants for Women's Stories, the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative and the Latin America Reporting Initiative, Adelante.    

About the IWMF

The IWMF works to unleash the power of women identifying journalists to transform the global news media. Our fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. We are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to women journalists and photographers around the world. We also recognize badass women journalists and photographers whose courage sets them apart. And we research the factors that allow journalism to remain dominated by men — while advocating for inclusive practices that help propel women and folks from underrepresented backgrounds into leadership.


Overview of the role

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking a highly organized, solutions-oriented, self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced work environment.  The program intern will work with a number of IWMF’s programs and awards, including the Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists, the Adelante Reporting Initiative, the ¡Expresaté! LGBTQI+ and Women’s Rights Reporting Initiative in Latin America, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards and the Courage in Journalism Awards, along with as-needed support to the Emergency Fund and the communications team. The IWMF is working on structuring new emerging programs, which the program intern may be expected to assist with. 


Hours: Part-time (minimum of 16 hours/week)

The IWMF will work with the program intern to set their schedule at the start of the internship. Our preferred start date is Monday, January 6, 2020 and the end date is flexible, with a minimum requirement of two months. This is a paid internship.


Location: Washington, D.C.  


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Edit and create content for program events, including copy-editing and design work;
  • Assist in application and selection processes;
  • Research program-related funders;
  • Conduct outreach to the IWMF community;
  • Draft program-related correspondence;
  • Update the IWMF’s website with relevant information, and maintain any other website maintenance;
  • Conduct preliminary research and data collection;
  • Assist with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E);
  • Create graphics and visual representations of collected M&E data;
  • Assist with day-to-day tasks related to program implementation;
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal communications and relationship skills, and an ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities across cultures;
  • Solid group facilitation and team leadership skills;
  • Sense of humor and ability to stay calm under pressure;
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented;
  • Strong and accurate writing and editing skills;
  • Experience with programmatic monitoring and evaluation preferred; 
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise a high level of discretion
  • Computer literacy: demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel, strong internet research skills, design skills on Adobe Creative Suite a plus;
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with WordPress strongly preferred.


Minimum Requirements

  • B.A. in Journalism, International Affairs, Political Science, or other relevant field of study, or currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in subjects relating to International Affairs, Journalism, Political Science, or other relevant subject areas.
  • Commitment to gender equality and an interest in news media and international affairs.


To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume via Submittable by Friday, December 6

IWMF