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Because joining SEJ requires eligibility criteria to be met, figure it will take a few days for your application to be screened. If you apply on a weekend or after business hours, it will likely take longer. During very busy times (Awards for Reporting on the Environment and SEJ Annual Conferences), your application could take more than a week to process. Feel free to check on the status of your application by emailing, and know that staff will make every effort to screen your application in a timely manner.

SEJ welcomes everyone to create an account on, tell us who you are, and browse our site — but only journalists, professors, students and others working in areas closely related to journalism are eligible for membership in the Society of Environmental Journalists.

For more information about eligibility, see SEJ's Bylaws and Membership Policies.

Questions? Email SEJ's Associate Director, Chris Bruggers.



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