Career Development: Fellowships, Internships, Training & Grants

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Opinion (Op-ed) Intern
 

Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., reaches millions of people each month through its print magazine, app, social media and on ScientificAmerican.com. We publish expert-written opinions and feature stories; news and feature articles by leading journalists; and award-winning graphics, art and multimedia. Our work is translated in more than 20 international magazine editions that are read around the world.

Graphics Intern
 

Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., reaches millions of people each month through its print magazine, app, social media and on ScientificAmerican.com. We publish expert-written opinions and feature stories; news and feature articles by leading journalists; and award-winning graphics, art and multimedia. Our work is translated in more than 20 international magazine editions that are read around the world.

News Intern
 

Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., reaches millions of people each month through its print magazine, app, social media and on ScientificAmerican.com. We publish expert-written opinions and feature stories; news and feature articles by leading journalists; and award-winning graphics, art and multimedia. Our work is translated in more than 20 international magazine editions that are read around the world.

The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships
 

A development program for early-career journalists

The National Science-Health-Environment Reporting Fellowships program is a unique collaboration of three leading journalism groups dedicated to ensuring the future of specialty journalism.

AHCJ has joined forces with the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and the Society of Environmental Journalists to create this fellowship aimed at early-career journalists interested in careers reporting on science, health, and environmental issues.

 

AHCJ- National Cancer Reporting Fellowship
 

With the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, AHCJ is pleased to again offer the National Cancer Reporting Fellowship.

AHCJ will select journalists for training with experts from the National Institutes of Health to increase participants' understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, provide insight into the work of cancer researchers and better localize cancer-related stories.

AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowship
 

AHCJ-CDC Cyber FellowshipAHCJ has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with the support of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, for this virtual program for journalists.

A select group of journalists will be chosen to spend four days virtually interacting with CDC experts.

AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance
 

LogoThe AHCJ Reporting Fellowships on Health Care Performance is a yearlong program allowing journalists to pursue a significant reporting project related to the U.S. health care system. It can be local, regional or national in scope, or a mix. Though not an exclusive requirement of your project proposal, this year’s review committee remains interested in projects focused on health equity. This might include racial disparities within a community, gaps in public health inclusion, unstable housing, insurance access, food insecurity, violence as a health issue, how health care institutions or systems are applying a racial equity lens to their policies and practices or otherwise addressing inequities or disparities, or other examinations of systemic problems that became so apparent over the past year.

Fellows pursue the projects with the support of their newsrooms or arranged outlets, which commit to publish or air the work.

AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research
 

AHCJ-NLM Fellowships

The Association of Health Care Journalists has teamed up with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to present the AHCJ Fellowship on Comparative Effectiveness Research. The virtual fellowship program will be Aug. 2-4.

A select group of fellows will be chosen to experience a three-day fellowship focusing on understanding and reporting on medical research.

The deadline to apply has passed.

AHCJ Freelance Travel Scholarship
 

Through the use of repatriated international royalties from its membership in the Authors Coalition of America, AHCJ is able to provide assistance this year to freelance journalists wishing to attend AHCJ’s annual conference.

Scholarships are open to freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

AHCJ-California Health Journalism Fellowships
 

AHCJ, with the support of the California Health Care Foundation, provides financial assistance to journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time California print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

AHCJ-Missouri Health Journalism Fellowships
 

AHCJ, with the support of the Missouri Foundation for Health, provides financial assistance to journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time Missouri print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism. The student fellowships are open to full-time college or university students studying journalism or mass communication in Missouri.

AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellowships
 
AHCJ-Ethnic Media Health Journalism Fellowships

AHCJ, with support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, provides financial assistance to journalists who work at one of the nation's ethnic media outlets who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time journalists who work at one of the nation's ethnic media outlets – print, broadcast or online. Ethnic media is defined here as serving a predominantly minority or ethnic audience.

AHCJ-New York Health Journalism Fellowships
 

AHCJ provides financial assistance to a limited number of journalists who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to full-time New York print, broadcast and online journalists and part-timers or freelancers who derive the majority of their income from journalism.

AHCJ-Rural Health Journalism Fellowships
 

Need financial assistance to attend the annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists?

With support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, this fellowship is intended for reporters and editors working in rural towns and counties or who work for outlets serving a predominately rural population. (Generally, this includes counties with populations below 100,000.) 

AHCJ-Colorado Health Journalism Fellowships
 

Need financial assistance to attend the national conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists?

Thanks to Colorado Health Foundation's generous support, AHCJ will be able to provide professional journalists with some support to attend the conference.

AHCJ-Academic Health Journalism Fellowships
 

AHCJ, with support from the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, provides financial assistance to college journalism students and college journalism instructors who wish to attend AHCJ's annual conference.

Fellowships are open to U.S.-based students majoring in journalism or mass communication with a special interest in covering health or health care. Professors and other college instructors who are teaching health-related journalism are also welcome to apply.

AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships
 

Logo: AHCJ International Health Study FellowshipsThe AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships is a six-month program allowing veteran U.S.-based health care journalists to pursue a story or project comparing a facet of the U.S. health care system to that of another country. For 2020, the focus will be on developed European countries in comparison with the United States’ health care system.

The application deadline has passed.

AHCJ-Rhode Island Health Journalism Fellowships
 

Need financial assistance to attend the national conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists?

Thanks to the Rhode Island Foundation's generous support, AHCJ will be able to provide professional journalists with some support to attend the conference.