Opportunity: 10-Month Climate Journalism Mentorship

Climate Tracker has developed with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation a climate journalism mentorship opportunity.

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 them, they 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:

  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • South Asia

They 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. They are 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 their platform. After submitting, they will 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.

Please click here to find out more and to apply.

If you have any additional questions, email Lily Jamaludin at lily@climatetracker.org