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

  • African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative The IWMF is now accepting applications from women journalists to participate in one of two international reporting fellowships, both tentatively scheduled to take place February 13-23, 2015. As part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will lead delegations of six journalists each to Rwanda and Uganda to cover underreported economic and rural development issues. Deadline to submit applications is December 20, 2014.

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  • Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award will be given annually to a woman photojournalist whose work reflects the courage and dedication of Anja Niedringhaus. Both freelance journalists and those affiliated with a media organization are eligible to apply. Deadline to submit nominations is February 1, 2015. The winner will be announced in spring 2015.

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  • IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards The Courage in Journalism Awards honor women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery. Facing and surviving danger to uncover the truth, they raise the bar for reporting under duress.
    We also recognize the pioneers who kicked down barriers to make it possible for women all over the world to find their voices and make them heard. Lifetime Achievement Award winners persevered, opening doors for future generations to make a difference.

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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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Other Opportunities

  • IJNet Opportunities for Journalism Fellowships, Jobs & AwardsThe 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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