// Boehm Media Fellowships
Boehm Fellowships provide journalists, authors, bloggers and writers with a major editorial focus on poverty alleviation the opportunity to participate as Delegates to the Opportunity Collaboration. The purpose of the Boehm Fellowship program is to (a) open doors, minds and networks for journalists showcasing the work of social entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives and (b) enrich the Opportunity Collaboration with the knowledge and skills of leading journalists.
In total, 10 Media Fellows take part in all aspects of the Opportunity Collaboration.
Fellows are expected to present (or co-present) a training session or Capacity-Building Clinic on a media-related topic. Topics are jointly selected by the Boehm Media Fellows and the Opportunity Collaboration CEO. Like all sessions on the Agenda, these clinics are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the entire Delegation.
Successful Boehm Fellowship applicants are high-impact journalists committed to economic justice and poverty alleviation with a demonstrated journalistic interest in innovative, entrepreneurial for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Financial need is a primary consideration. Applicants from journalistic organizations with adequate resources are less likely to be selected for a Boehm Media Fellowship.
Boehm Media Fellows receive a $4,200.00 scholarship, and pay a $750.00 registration fee.
The all-inclusive Fellowship includes all on-site costs for housing and meals (5 nights lodging, 3 meals per day), gratuities, airport shuttle, etc. All Fellows are responsible for their own roundtrip airfare and for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including a travel visa from the Mexican government, if required.
Fellows are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including a travel visa from the Mexican government, if required. The Opportunity Collaboration provides Fellows with a formal invitation letter for use with immigration authorities.
The application period is now open and closes on February 28, 2014. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Late applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of their application within 30 days of receipt.
Applicants are required to submit the following items:
1) Personal resume or personal website URL.
2) Journalistic or media institutional website URL.
3) Statement of proposal or general idea for a Capacity-Building Clinic topic(s).
Once notified that an application is approved, a Fellow has thirty (30) days to accept the Boehm Media Fellowship by registering at the Opportunity Collaboration website.