DEADLINE: Vermont Law School Summer Media Fellowships

Event Date: 
March 14, 2022

Think like a lawyer. Write like a journalist.

Enhance your journalism skills and deepen your understanding of environmental or animal law and policy with a Media Fellowship at one of the nation's top environmental law schools. Every summer, Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center brings together legal educators, policymakers, practicing lawyers and other leaders in their fields to share their expertise in our Summer Session. They also enjoy the beauty of our campus, the historic village of South Royalton, and the natural surroundings.

Media Fellows audit a Vermont Law School course during June or July and have access to our distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders. The position includes a stipend, free housing, books, and a tuition waiver. Family members are welcome to join.

Fellows learn from experienced litigators who have won major cases and from policy experts in climate change, animal law, energy, food and agriculture, and other areas. After class, they can meet for on- or off-the-record conversations with these experts, developing new insights, meeting new sources, and gaining renewed enthusiasm for covering these critical issues. Media fellows also take part in the Summer Session's brown bag lunch series, "Hot Topics in Environmental Law," delivering a 45-minute, informal lecture on an environmental or animal law and policy topic of their choosing. Outside of classroom time, fellows can enjoy rural Vermont by swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking, or just relaxing on the front porch.

Vermont Law School is seeking five fellows for 2022: three journalists focused on environmental law, and two focused on animal law.

Fellowships are competitive and open to staff, freelance, and independent reporters, writers, editors, and producers who are working full time as journalists. Journalism students and teachers, public relations practitioners and contributors to newsletters, magazines and other media controlled by industry, government or advocacy groups are not eligible. Fellows are selected based on the quality of their work and their ability to reach a broad audience. VLS looks for journalists who are from different geographic areas, at different career stages, in different types of media and who work for a variety of news organizations. Journalists from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline for both 2022 fellowships is Monday, March 14.

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