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Career Development: Fellowships, Internships, Training & Grants

Journalism Fellowships on Women’s Health

The deadline to apply is July 1.

With the support of the Office on Women’s Health, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, AHCJ will be presenting the Journalism Fellowships on Women’s Health. AHCJ will select a small group of journalists to spend three days in Washington, D.C., to increase their understanding of and ability to report accurately on a range of women’s health issues.

Session topics will likely include:

  • Reproductive health

  • Mental health concerns

  • Women and heart attacks

  • Women’s health policy

  • Suicide

  • Addressing cancers

  • Opioids and women

  • Status of research with women

  • Clinical applications of research

  • Violence against women

  • Safety concerns with women’s medical procedures

  • Human trafficking

  • Data and how to use it 

Candidates should be working journalists living within the United States who qualify for AHCJ professional membership – please check here to see if you qualify. The fellowship includes AHCJ membership (new or renewed), travel expenses within the United States, a food stipend and lodging.

We only ask that you commit to attending all of the sessions with the other fellows.

The 2019 fellowship will take place Sept. 8-11.  The deadline to apply is noon CT on July 1.

If you have any questions about this fellowship, please contact Susan Cunningham at susan@healthjournalism.org or 573-882-2203.

Click here to apply.

What you'll need to apply:

Please note: ALL files submitted MUST be PDFs. The system will not accept Word or any other file type.

  • A brief cover letter telling us about yourself, your understanding of the fellowship and why you are applying for this fellowship (PDF, max. 5 MB).

  • A current résumé (PDF, max. 5 MB).

  • letter of recommendation from a current supervisor (PDF, max. 5 MB). This letter should comment on your strengths and the likelihood that you and your employer will benefit from the fellowship. The letter should pledge the organization will support the applicant in attending the full fellowship week. Freelance applicants should include a recommendation from an assigning editor or client.

  • A URL to one story you published or aired during the past 12 months. If no URL is available, you may attach a PDF or MP3 — max. 15 MB. We strongly encourage broadcasters to upload their material to a service such as YouTube for review if it is not already available online. Note that YouTube allows “unlisted” postings.