Vaclav Havel Fellowship
RFE/RL is pleased to announce the Vaclav Havel Fellowship, which celebrates U.S.-Czech relations and commemorates the legacy of Vaclav Havel and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. The Vaclav Havel Fellowship will promote young journalists from RFE’s broadcast region, where media freedom continues to be stifled, and where journalism often remains a dangerous profession. In this way, the fellowship commemorates the legacy of those Czechs and Americans who – over decades – have dedicated themselves to promoting freedom of expression around the world. A pilot program will launch in autumn 2011 with one fellowship awarded to a journalist from Belarus.
How to Apply
We welcome your interest in applying for the Vaclav Havel Fellowship. This program offers a unique opportunity for journalism students to receive on-the-job training while working alongside RFE/RL’s seasoned professionals. In addition to writing news, feature articles and analysis pieces, the fellow will be responsible for producing and curating online content through social media networks and engaging audiences. The fellow will also be encouraged to publish articles in outside publications and to participate in public events and discussions relevant to their areas of interest. The intended duration of the fellowship is six months during which the fellow will receive a stipend and housing. Travel costs will also be provided.
If you would like to be considered for the Vaclav Havel Fellowship, please submit your completed application including work samples, CV, and letters of recommendation no later than Friday, November 4, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please mail your completed application and materials to:
Attention: Zydrone Krasauskiene
100 00 Prague 10
The pilot program is open to journalists and exceptionally promising journalism students with English fluency from Belarus.
The selection process for the Vaclav Havel Fellowship is comprehensive. The fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis, according to the following considerations:
• A short personal essay describing the candidate’s fellowship and career goals
• Work samples
• Two letters of recommendation
• Curriculum Vitae
**Please note that the requested materials must be submitted in English.