Apply for the Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships (Fully-funded and open to all nationalities)

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists presents an unparalleled opportunity for career journalists hailing from the continents of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania. This esteemed fellowship aims to provide journalists with an immersive experience covering the deliberations of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City. The program spans approximately 10-12 weeks, coinciding with the opening months of the UNGA, commencing in September each year.

What Does the Fellowship Offer?

Selected journalists will have the unique chance to delve into the intricacies of global affairs by observing U.N. sessions, participating in press conferences, conducting interviews, and interacting with media professionals from across the globe. Through firsthand experiences, fellows will enhance their understanding of international diplomacy and the critical work undertaken by the U.N. and its member agencies. This deeper comprehension will enable fellows to produce comprehensive reports tailored to their respective audiences.

Guidance and Support

The fellowship program provides comprehensive support to fellows throughout their tenure. Board members and seasoned U.N. journalists offer guidance, facilitating access to necessary resources for effective reporting. Additionally, fellows may engage with New York-based media organizations and institutions dedicated to advancing and safeguarding the journalism profession.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowship, applicants must:

  • Be career journalists aged between 25 and 35.
  • Hail from nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, or Oceania.
  • Hold a current passport and be able to obtain a journalist visa (I-1) from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
  • Provide work samples dated no earlier than 2023.
  • Be employed by legitimate media organizations or work as freelance journalists.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English, as it is the primary language used at the U.N.

Freelance Journalists

Freelancers meeting the aforementioned criteria are encouraged to apply. In addition to submitting work samples and other required documents, freelance journalists must secure letters from at least three publications confirming their acceptance of reports filed from the U.N.

Application Process

The application process involves submitting an online application form along with necessary documentation by April 05, 2024, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Important Note

Selected fellows must possess the requisite equipment, such as laptops, digital cameras, and recording devices, to effectively report from the U.N. Employers or fellows themselves are responsible for providing this equipment.


The Dag Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowship represents a prestigious opportunity for journalists to broaden their horizons, deepen their understanding of global affairs, and deliver impactful reporting to their audiences. By fostering cross-cultural exchange and professional development, this fellowship contributes to the advancement of journalism worldwide.

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Deadline for Submission: April 05, 2024

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