Applications for the 2014-15 O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism are now being accepted. The deadline for applications has been extended to Jan. 31, 2014.
The application process is online. This webpage includes information about the program’s key dates, eligibility requirements, basic expectations of fellows, financial benefits for fellows, and completion of the online application form and submitting work samples. Please review all of the material carefully before you apply.
Selections for the 2014-2015 O’Brien Fellowship program will be announced in April 2014.
O’Brien Fellows will return to their newsrooms with a world-class project and a paid Marquette student intern for summer 2015. Once selected each fellow must agree to:
Applicants must have at least five years professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer. Applicants may work as journalists for news or editorial departments of newspaper, wire services, radio, television, websites, online publications or magazines of general public interest. There are no academic prerequisites.
An advisory committee consisting of distinguished journalists and Marquette faculty and alumni will review all applications for O’Brien fellowships. The committee will offer recommendations to the dean of the Diederich College of Communication for final selection.
We provide space below for you to link to your supporting files from a file sharing service such as Dropbox or Google Drive, or from your personal or company’s website. This allows us to view your materials online and is how we prefer to receive them.
If you are unable to send us a link to your materials, you may email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "O’Brien Application Materials: Your Name."
As a last resort, we will accept physical copies of materials at the mailing address below. These materials won't be returned to you. Please call us before sending them.
Contact us at any time during the application process.
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