World Press Institute Fellowship Program 2024

Deadline: 15th of February, 2024.

Every year, hundreds of international professional journalists apply for ten seats in the WPI fellowship program. Some of the top journalists in their respective nations are represented among the selected finalists. Their curiosity, intelligence, and ambition are inborn, and they approach journalism with a strong sense of duty and commitment.

WPI Fellow selection is a competitive procedure. For ten fellowship places, hundreds of gifted journalists apply each year. The finest of the best are selected by a selection committee made up of seasoned journalists and corporate communications experts with global expertise.


WPI pays the following program expenses:

  • Transportation
    • Roundtrip airfare to the United States.
    • Travel within the United States related to the WPI program.
  • Lodging
  • Food
    • Fellows receive a modest daily allowance to purchase food.

Fellows are responsible for personal expenses such as phones, cameras, postage, and clothing.


  • At least five years of full-time employment in print, broadcast, or online journalism, including:
    • News or editorial departments of newspapers, wire services, radio, television, websites, or online publications.
    • Photojournalists, editorial cartoonists, columnists, and broadcast producers.
    • Those who supervise journalists are eligible if they also have at least five years as a working journalist.
  • Any journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count toward experience. Those who work in public relations or at organizations whose primary business is not the media are not eligible.
  • Must be currently employed as a non-U.S. journalist working outside of the United States.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English.
  • Potential for leadership.

Fellowship Terms:

WPI Fellows are required to adhere to the following terms:. Violations of these terms could result in termination from the program.

  • Prepare for and participate in all briefings and WPI-scheduled events.
  • Stay through the entirety of the program and return to your home country when the program ends.
  • Write for the WPI website among other outlets as assigned. Fellows are also encouraged to share with their readers, listeners, or viewers back home.
  • Participate in periodic reviews and evaluations, including several roundtable discussions to share insights into U.S. or international journalism issues.
  • Acceptance of others of different cultures.
  • Willingness to travel – the program locations change frequently, and fellows often live out of suitcases.

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