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American Prospect Writing Fellowship

The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers young journalists the opportunity to spend a full year at the magazine in Washington, DC, actively developing, practicing and honing their journalistic skills. Each Fellow will write between three and four full-length articles with the expectation that these will be published in the Prospect; the articles are expected to be in-depth reports involving original research and reporting. Fellows will also contribute short pieces to the 'Devil in the Details' column, assist with general editorial work and write frequently for the website. The Fellows will also be expected and encouraged to use the year to write for other publications, build relationships with editors and reporters, and establish rapport with contacts at think tanks and in academia. The goal is to assure that, once their fellowship is completed, they will have developed the relationships, track record, credibility (and clips!) to launch themselves as respected young writers. Past Prospect Writing Fellows have gone on to work and write for The New York Times, The New Republic, The Nation, The Atlantic Unbound, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones, Newsweek, The Boston Globe and many other publications. Fellows will receive a stipend for living expenses. The fellowships run for one year, normally beginning in September.

Academic Level: 
Undergraduate
Field(s) of Study: 
Humanities
Social Sciences
Law and Diplomacy
Purpose: 
Competition
Internship
Nomination Required: 
Yes