The Israel Project, Tower Tomorrow Fellowship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 7948
Fri, March 21, 2014
The Israel Project's Tower Tomorrow Fellowship offers a select group of university students (undergraduate and graduate) a challenging summer aimed at educating future journalists, writers and advocacy professionals in research, analysis, writing for publication, strategic communications and media management.
Working with world-class writers and media professionals, Fellows will learn about coverage of Israel and the region, meet with journalists, scholars, and diplomats, and undertake an intensive eight-week course.
The Tower Tomorrow Fellowship has two tracks: Writing and Graphic Design. Writing Fellows participate in a rigorous writing seminar, write and revise weekly 2,000-word nonfiction articles on Israel and the Middle East, and receive detailed individual feedback. Graphic Design Fellows are similarly trained in advocacy through infographics and social media. All Fellows practice short form writing and gain an understanding of strategic communications and messaging by composing daily blog posts on current events in the Middle East.
Fellows work closely with key members of The Israel Project’s staff and gain an understanding of TIP’s cutting-edge work in strategic communications through rotations in the organization’s Press, Social Media, and Research divisions. Fellows also engage in informal social events where they have the opportunity to get to know other members of The Israel Project staff, including senior leadership.
Fellows regularly meet with some of Washington’s most influential journalists, experts, and policymakers for intimate seminars on how ideas flow through contemporary society. Additionally, Fellows also visit distinguished Washington institutions such as The Washington Post, Israel’s Embassy to the United States, AIPAC, and the United States Congress in order to get an insider’s view of their work.
The Israel Project aims to cultivate a new generation of pro-Israel leaders in policy, thought, media and advocacy. Accordingly, TIP maintains a strong relationship with Fellows after the conclusion of the program. Through both Fellowship activities and post-Fellowship opportunities, Tower Tomorrow Fellows gain experience, tools, and connections that empower them in making a decisive impact on their home campus and the public conversation as a whole.
The Israel Project’s Tower Tomorrow Fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students. An ideal Tower Tomorrow Fellow is an excellent thinker, researcher, and communicator, follows current events, is a hard worker and team player and has a strong interest in Israel and a personal commitment to influencing the public debate about Israel.
See BTT Gateway Job ID 7948