Vermont Law School Summer Media Fellowships 2020 for Journalists (Stipend available)

Vermont Law School Summer Media Fellowships 2020 for Journalists (Stipend available)

Deadline: March 6, 2020

Applications are open for the Vermont Law School Summer Media Fellowships 2020. The purpose of the fellowships program is to sharpen journalists’ skills through professional development, so they can advance public understanding of environmental and natural resource issues and the laws and policies that affect our lives and the natural world.

The 2020 Summer Session features courses in a variety of categories, including ethics and environmental justice, food and agriculture, energy, and environmental business. Media fellows also take part in the Summer Session’s brown bag lunch series, “Hot Topics in Environmental Law,” delivering a 45-minute, informal lecture on an environmental topic of their choosing.


  • Fellows will receive a $1,250 stipend, free housing, free books, and a tuition waiver.


  • Open to full-time online, print and broadcast journalists who cover the environment, natural resources, energy, legal affairs, public health and other environment-related issues.
  • Journalism students and teachers, public relations practitioners and contributors to newsletters, magazines and other media controlled by industry, government or advocacy groups are not eligible.

Selection Criteria

Fellows are selected based on the quality of their work and their ability to reach a broad audience. VLS looks for journalists who are from different geographic areas, at different career stages, in different types of media and who work for a variety of news organizations.


Applicants should submit a resume, two work samples, and an essay of up to 400 words describing their interest in the program. Applicants also should indicate their preferred course in each of Terms 2-4 (see schedule); one fellow will be selected for each term.

Send application materials to John Miller via [email protected]

For more information, visit VLS Summer Media Fellowships.