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Opportunity for South Asian Journalists

Hope you are well! I wanted to let you know about an opportunity we have coming up. We are looking for submissions from South Asian journalists in particular, so I do hope that you consider applying.

The opportunity is a 10-month online climate journalism mentorship with Climate Tracker and the One Earth initiative of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

The fellows will receive guidance and training from us, will write for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation One Earth website, and receive a monthly stipend of USD150. One of the five fellows will be funded to attend an international climate change conference.

To apply, you’ll need to submit an article about local solutions or responses to climate change in your country or region. This article needs to be published in a media outlet (community, local, national, regional, international is fine), and needs to be published in 2019, or late 2018.

You can submit it through the competition section here. 

I’m including some FAQs below. Let me know if you have any questions!

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What is the mentorship? What do mentees get?

Five aspiring and emerging climate journalists will be selected from different regions to participate in a 10-month online mentorship on climate solutions and journalism with Climate Tracker.

The fellows will receive guidance and training from us, will write for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation One Earth website, and receive a monthly stipend of USD150. One of the five fellows will be funded to attend an international climate change conference.

Eligibility

Those who are from or are living in the following regions are eligible: Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and Asia-Pacific. We accept applicants that are between 18 and 30 years old, but you are encouraged to apply anyway if you do not fulfil this requirement!

This is an exciting opportunity for both newer and more experienced writers. We’re looking for people who are deeply committed to writing about climate change and the environment, are skilled and creative journalists who are willing to experiment with new multimedia, and are self-motivated and reliable.

How to Apply

  1. Write an article about local solutions and responses to climate change. How have individuals, communities, or governments harnessing the powers of technology, science, community activism, policy, or others to solve the climate crisis?
  2. Publish your article. You have to find a news site, blog, newspaper, magazine, etc. Willing to publish your article. It can be at a national, regional, local or international level. Aim for the one with best outreach across the region.
  3. Submit your article to our platform. After submitting, we’ll rate your articles, and select writers to interview. Writers will be informed by April of their status. Deadline Publish and submit your article by March 31, 2019.

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