IRW-Frontline Research Fellow

American University: School of Communication
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 08

Position description

The School of Communication at American University invites applications for a post-graduate Research Fellow appointment for Academic Year 2020-2021. The appointment is a 6-month term position and will begin September 1, 2020.

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit, professional news organization publishing at, and Washington's PBS FRONTLINE team, based at the Workshop, have collaborated on the fellowship to provide an opportunity for nascent journalists and documentary filmmakers interested in research, reporting and writing.


Applicants for the fellowship must have completed or nearly completed their master’s in journalism, documentary film, or related studies, or the equivalent terminal degree in a relevant field (communication, public policy, international relations, science and technology studies, media studies, information science, engineering, computer science, or law) before beginning the fellowship. Fluency in English is required. This is a research-focused fellowship and does not require teaching. Preference will be given to internal American University candidates.

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