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Career Development: Fellowships, Internships, Training & Grants

AHCJ-Healthier Beat Fellowships


AHCJ, with support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, provided financial assistance to journalists who cover beats other than health who wished to attend AHCJ's annual conference. The fellowships are not available for Health Journalism 2020.

Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference because they are being asked to cover health angles on their nonhealth beats.

These fellowships are aimed at daily beat reporters whose chief assignment is covering environment, business, education or government and are not members of AHCJ. As more newsroom reporters discover they need to cover health angles on non-health beats, the value of understanding health concepts becomes clear.

If selected for a fellowship, you may be asked to write an AHCJ website blog post, take pictures or shoot video of a conference session.

Fellowship includes:

  • conference registration fee

  • one year's membership in AHCJ (new or extended)

  • Up to four nights in conference hotel (Wed.-Sat.) outside of 50-mile radius from host hotel

  • Up to $400 for travel assistance (outside of 50-mile radius from host hotel) and up to $100 (inside of 50-mile radius from host hotel).

Questions? Contact Susan Cunningham, or 573-882-2203.