Fall 2019 Student Fellows Program

Employer The Center for Journalism Ethics (CJE)
Location Madison, WI
Type Internship
Apply by August 27, 2019
More details http://ethics.journalism.wisc.edu
Posted on August 12, 2019


The Center for Journalism Ethics (CJE) is seeking to fill up to two fellowship positions for fall semester 2019 with possible extension through spring semester 2020. Among other duties, fellows will create original content for the center’s webpage and help plan and conduct its annual ethics conference to be held April 24, 2019. Students with an interest in the 2020 conference topic – saving local journalism – are especially encouraged to apply. Open to graduate and undergraduate students.

Watch SJMC alum and former fellow Ben Pickman talk about the benefits of being a CJE fellow.

Responsibilities and duties. The CJE fellows will assist with a variety of activities, including:
· Contributing to the center’s website by conducting research, interviewing sources and producing journalistic online content
· Planning and assisting with the fall panel and annual conference
· Attending weekly team meetings

Benefits to fellows. Becoming a fellow will provide opportunities for professional and academic development. These benefits include:
· Mentoring and guidance from the Center director, affiliate faculty and administrator
· Connecting with media professionals on ethics questions and events
· Meaningfully engaging with critical questions of media ethics
· Developing professionally in research, writing, critical thinking, editing, video, and use of social media

Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled UW-Madison undergraduate or graduate students, but do not have to be students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Fellows will receive a $500 scholarship per semester. Hours are flexible, but fellows should plan on spending a minimum of five hours a week during the course of a semester. Fellows will meet weekly with the CJE administrator in Vilas Hall and are expected to respond in timely fashion to communication from center staff. Each fellow will help determine individual responsibilities that fit with individual strengths and will be supervised by the CJE administrator.

How to apply. To apply, submit the following to Krista Eastman, administrator, at krista.eastman@wisc.edu:
· A statement of 500 words or fewer, detailing your interest in journalism and particularly in journalism ethics, any relevant coursework, your major and career goals, and your expected graduation date. Highlight relevant experiences or skills.
· Schedule of the times during the week you could devote to center activities.
· Resume
· Names and contact information for two UW-Madison references (SJMC faculty, staff and teaching assistants preferred), including the context in which the reference knows you.

Deadline: Applications must be received via email to Krista Eastman by end of the day Tuesday, August 27.

More information. Email Krista with any questions about the position or the application process. Also, check out the Ethics Center website at http://ethics.journalism.wisc.edu.