Reflect America Fellowship applications are open! This year's fellow will join NPR's new Climate Desk

Reflect America Fellowship applications are open!

Come learn and grow with award-winning journalists at NPR as a 'Reflect America' Fellow. Jeannie Phan for NPR hide caption

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Come learn and grow with award-winning journalists at NPR as a 'Reflect America' Fellow.

Jeannie Phan for NPR

November 21, 2022 —Washington, D.C. NPR has opened applications for its Reflect America Fellowship, a year-long position aimed at bringing a greater diversity of voices to NPR's news coverage. Applications are open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 8, 2023.

During the 12-month fellowship, the Reflect America fellow will join our new Climate Desk and report on vulnerable communities, particularly Indigenous communities. The fellow will build skills in essential aspects of climate reporting; learn to understand and analyze climate science; and work on accountability and investigative stories. Along the way, they'll also learn to assess potential solutions to climate threats, including those that underserved communities are exploring.

"Our Reflect America Fellows have made their mark on NPR and public radio through the years," said Chief Diversity Officer Keith Woods. "We're excited about the latest iteration of the fellowship and the opportunity it offers both to young journalists and to our organization to delve into a critical issue in the country and the world."

NPR's first fellow, Pien Huang, now covers domestic health on the NPR Science Desk. Current fellow Seyma Bayram is completing her first of four rotations, working with the NPR Visuals Desk.

This fellowship is part of nearly a decade of work to strengthen the diversity of NPR's content. In 2013, NPR began tracking the race/ethnicity, gender and geographic location of news sources on its two largest shows, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and found that sources were overwhelmingly white, male and located on the east and west coasts. And while NPR has made steady progress, that work continues. This fellowship's focus shifts in 2023 to concentrate on one of the world's most important beats.

Designed for an early- or mid-career journalist who wants to work and grow in one of the nation's most dynamic newsrooms, the Reflect America Fellowship is one of three fellowships offered by NPR. The others are the Kroc Fellowship, a year-long program to train the next generation of public media journalists, and the Above the Fray Fellowship, dedicated to covering under-reported international stories.

The Reflect America Fellowship is a paid, full-time position that runs from August 2023 to August 2024. For more information, go to the Reflect American FAQ page.

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