Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program 2023, International Center for Journalists

Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program 2023, International Center for Journalists

Deadline: March 1, 2023 (US/Canada), January 31, 2023 (Germany).

For the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program 2023 at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), interested candidates are asked to apply. The Arthur F. Burns Fellowship Program offers 20 deserving journalists from Canada, the United States, and Germany the chance to work and live in the partner nation.

In addition to learning about news operations in a foreign country, fellows serve for two months as foreign reporters for their home media while working at a host media company of their choice. The fellowship gives journalists the chance to do in-depth reporting and learn about the politics, economy, and culture of the host nation firsthand while fully integrating into the daily operations of the host newspaper.

The programme was initially founded in 1988 to improve understanding among German journalists of U.S. affairs and to strengthen the transatlantic relationship. In 1990, the programme became a true exchange between the two countries. In 2013, the program was expanded to include Canadian journalists. Its aim is to support talented journalists and improve news coverage of transatlantic issues.


  • The German participants of the Arthur F. Burns Fellowship receive a budget of €4,000 EUR, the American fellows $5,500 USD. This covers their transatlantic flight and a portion of the fellows’ travel and basic living expenses. There will be no payment for the work in the host organization.


  • Open to German and U.S./Canadian journalists between the age of 21-40, who are employed by a newspaper, news magazine, broadcast station, news agency or who work freelance and/or online.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated journalistic talent and a strong interest in North American-European affairs.
  • Applicants should have two years of professional, full-time journalism experience.
  • German language proficiency is not required, but it is encouraged.
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German participants are requested to:

  • send to Internationale Journalisten-Programme (IJP) a Curriculum Vitae in English or German, a passport picture, a short summary of their professional objectives in the host country and a letter of recommendation from their supervising editor. The letter of recommendation should support the application as proof of journalistic work and at the same time guarantee that the applicant can be released from his/her commitments for the duration of the programme. Contact

U.S. applicants should click here to apply

For more information, visit Arthur F. Burns Fellowship.

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