UC Berkeley Global Health Reporting Internship 2017

Photo Credit: 2016 CGPH Reporting Fellow Shane Fallon in Peru
The UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism are excited to offer a joint internship for a summer global health reporting project in 2017. A $4,000 stipend will be awarded to a UC Berkeley graduate student (journalism or public health) to cover expenses involved in producing a work of journalism that investigates an issue related to health disparities and/or health equity in a low-to-middle income country.

The deliverable at the end of the summer is to be a work of journalism in medium(s) of the student’s choice: text-based (online, newspaper, magazine), radio, video, a series of blogs, or a photo-essay. The intern’s work and experience will be featured on the CGPH website and the student will be expected to present at the CGPH symposium in Fall 2017. (The student will be granted a grace period to seek to sell the work to an outside news organization before it appears on a UC Berkeley website.)

This fellowship is open to graduate students in journalism or public health currently attending UC Berkeley; public health students who apply should have some background in journalism or media production. The student will need to have a designated UC Berkeley faculty member who will supervise their work. If that faculty advisor is not in journalism, then a journalism faculty co-advisor will be designated. If the faculty advisor is in journalism, a public health faculty co-advisor will be designated. The student will be supervised weekly during the summer by journalism faculty.

To Apply:
Please submit:
  • a 2 page proposal, including:
      • Project title
      • Overview of your proposed project, the public health issue involved, and the health disparities/health equity aspect to be addressed
      • Explanation of the contribution your work will make to this space
      • Discussion of journalism approach, including choice of medium(s) and relevant journalism experience
  • Timeline and budget (other funding support, if any, should be specified) (~ 1 pg)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of support from your faculty advisor (and someone familiar with your journalism and/or writing experience, if that is not your faculty advisor)

  • Applicants should develop these proposals with the help of their mentor(s). To apply, please email the following application materials as a single PDF to titled “FIRST LAST CGPH Reporting Application 2017” prior to January 9, 2017 January 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2017

    Applications will be reviewed by a faculty committee from the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

    The intern will also be expected to:
  • Attend pre-departure workshops (March/April 2017)
  • Present his or her work at a symposium in Fall 2017
  • Provide a mid- and end-of-project report of internship activities
  • Provide a summary of the research that can be displayed on CGPH website, ideally including photos
  • Develop a Field Safety Plan that is finalized prior to dispersal of funds, signed by student and mentor(s), and approved by the CGPH (note: CGPH will help with this)
  • Register with UC Travel ( ), the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and Worldcue (via Berkeley) for alerts while in country
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