One-month Fellowship for Journalists from Moldova at Voice of America in Washington, DC
July – August 2018
The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau opens applications for four one-month fellowships in the United States for journalists from the Republic of Moldova.
In partnership with Broadcasting Board of Governors, the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau will provide the opportunity to four experienced radio, television or online journalists from Republic of Moldova to obtain an in-depth media training in Washington, DC. The fellowship participants will spend one month in July or August 2018 working in the office of Voice of America (VOA) Russian or Ukrainian Service and Polygraph team in Washington, DC.
The fellowship program will provide an opportunity to experience the U.S. newsroom workflow and editorial policy, attend Congressional hearings and think-tank discussions, contribute content to the VOA Russian or Ukrainian (in Russian) Service programming, and work on fact checking projects for Polygraph, under supervision of senior editors. In addition, the selected journalists will produce stories for the media organizations in Moldova that employ the fellowship participants.
The Embassy will issue grants to the fellowship participants to cover the costs for: international travel, lodging, meals, visas, and travel insurance for the duration of one month.
Important: Please consider that successful applicants are expected to organize their own travel, accommodation, and other logistical arrangements in compliance with applicable US regulations.
The fellowship program offers to the participants:
- Tour of VOA broadcast operations.
- Participation in VOA editorial meetings.
- Peer to peer discussions with VOA journalists.
- Observation of live and pre-recorded on-air show production.
- Access to U.S. Congress hearings and think-tank events that are open to public.
- Work on assignments with the VOA reporters.
- Original reporting and production of a story on topic selected in coordination with VOA. Journalists will report back to editors from VOA, who will guide them in producing the story for publication or broadcast.
- Fellows’ stories may be selected for publication on the VOA website with rights to re-print/re-broadcast on non-commercial basis.
- Production of original stories for the media organizations in Moldova that employ fellows.
- Fellows will receive VOA Certificates of Graduation upon completion of the program.
How to apply:
All interested individuals need to submit their CV and a letter of intent which includes links to recent articles or other work to MoldovaGrants@state.gov by May 28, 2018.
Fluency in Russian language and communication skills in English are required!