Career-Changing Science Immersion Fellowship

Metcalf Institute, Kingston, Rhode Island

Date PostedJanuary 10, 2019
Job StatusUnpaid

According to the United Nations, water is the “primary medium through which we will feel the effects of climate change” and water scarcity alone affects nearly half the global population.

Do you have the science tools to make the connection between shrinking water supplies, water quality, food production and climate change? Are you looking for story ideas to convey these global change impacts to your news audience? Would you like to build your confidence in discerning the credibility of scientific sources?

Metcalf Institute is accepting applications for its 21st Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists. The Fellowship, June 2 – 7, 2019, takes place at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography and includes tuition, travel support, and room and board. Fellows will:

  • Receive a comprehensive overview of climate science and global change
  • Develop the skills and confidence to interpret and translate the language of scientific journals for news audiences
  • Build confidence in their abilities to discern the credibility of scientific sources
  • Visit wetlands, shorelines, and coastal communities to better understand adaptive management efforts and solutions in response to sea level rise and coastal storms
  • Develop skills to comb through complex data to break new environmental stories
  • Network and develop lasting relationships with journalists from around the globe.

The fellowship is geared to early to mid-career, full-time journalists from all media who are looking to expand their coverage of a range of environmental issues including climate change.  The application deadline is February 18, 2019. Learn more.

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