Kick-Start Your Career in EU Journalism!
The Lénaïc Fund for Journalism will select two aspiring journalists from an EU country interested in kick-starting their career in journalism. The Fund aims to help those selected find their passion for this important profession just as Lénaïc Vaudin d’Imécourt did when she came to Brussels in 2011 and began her journalistic career.
Through her hard work and tenacity for ‘getting the story’, Lénaïc became the leading Brussels journalist in the field of EU trade policy in just a few years – creating from scratch EU Trade Insights, a daily specialist news sheet on trade issues. She also brought this to life on-screen every fortnight for the digital media platform viEUws. The Ambassador of the Lénaïc Fund for Journalism is Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake.
Female graduates ages 30 and younger interested in EU journalism in Brussels can apply for a fellowship.
Fellows receive up to EUR 5,000, a placement of up to six months in a Brussels-based media organizations with a focus on EU affairs and two five-month fellowship placements per year. The first runs March until July, the second from October to February.
How to apply?
If you are interested, please send a motivation letter and your CV in English at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first deadline for application is: 31 December 2016
The first fellowships are expected to be granted in Spring 2017. This selection of a small group of finalists will be made by an independent jury. The final choice of the young female journalist(s) to receive the bursary award will be made by the organising committee composed of Lénaïc’s parents, Aulde and Charles Vaudin d’Imécourt, John Clancy and David Thual.