Through its training programs, the IWMF offers a variety of opportunities for women in the news media. On this site, we also share opportunities offered by partner organizations. If you would like to suggest an opportunity to be shared on our website, please let us know via our contact form.


IWMF Opportunities

  • Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first ever funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives.
    Please check back for information on future funding rounds.

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  • IWMF Program Assistant As the IWMF continues a period of historic expansion in the life of the organization, we seek a highly organized, solutions-oriented, self-starter, who thrives in a fast-paced work environment, and is willing to go the extra mile to ensure successful program outcomes. The Program Assistant will be an integral member of the IWMF staff, helping to implement high-quality programs in challenging environments.

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  • IWMF Internship Program The IWMF offers full-time, unpaid internships for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in gaining first-hand insight into the work of the IWMF and access to a vast international network of women journalists and key players in U.S. and international media.
    Please note that the IWMF can only accept internship applications from candidates who are legally permitted to live and work in the United States.

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  • African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative The IWMF accepted applications from women journalists to participate in one of two international reporting fellowships, both taking place February 13-23, 2015. As part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF led delegations of six journalists each to Rwanda and Uganda to cover underreported economic and rural development issues.
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Other Opportunities

  • IJNet Opportunities for Journalism Fellowships, Jobs & Awards The International Center for Journalists’ website, IJNet, is a unique source for worldwide job opportunities for journalists, journalism fellowships, grants, contests, internships, scholarships and awards. We continually aggregate current postings in multiple languages to provide a comprehensive resource for citizen and professional journalists.

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  • European Journalism Centre Grants The European Journalism Centre runs a grant program that intends to raise awareness about international development issues by having a strong impact on media audiences in Europe. Interested journalists can apply for various grants to set a new and distinctive agenda for development coverage.

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