by Lindsay Boyle
Thus far, the funding for six students has been confirmed. One additional student’s funding is pending.
The John R. Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence Internship Program offers funding to students to help them obtain reporting experience abroad, typically for about a 90-day period.
The program is funded by endowed scholarships and has sent more than 280 journalism majors to approximately 35 countries since 1970.
Some countries where the 2012 recipients may intern include Niger, Israel, Senegal, Ukraine, Peru and the United States of America.
The recipients have suggested media outlets such as the Kyiv Post in Ukraine, Télé-Sahel and Tal-TV in Niger, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington D.C. as potential places where they will intern.
“Journalism has always been a passion of mine – I love feeling the rush of getting a scoop or uncovering the story of a person or issue that would otherwise go unnoticed,” one recipient wrote in her cover letter. “My dream job would combine journalism and travel into one amazing career path that would offer new adventures and people every day.”
The recipients of the John R. Wilhelm Foreign Correspondence internships have until June 30, 2013 to begin using their funding.