The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting have partnered to connect journalists reporting on climate change with leading researchers and students studying climate change communication. As part of their Campus Consortium Partnerships, the Pulitzer Center supports a competitive fellowship program, giving Yale students an opportunity to work directly with Pulitzer journalists as part of a training program in Washington, D.C.
For two years, YPCCC has awarded a climate reporting summer fellowship and travel grant to Yale students. Yale F&ES masters student Elham Shabahat received the inaugural fellowship in 2017; she explored the impact of climate change on the mountain gorilla and people living near its habitat in Rwanda. Elham’s photo essays on her work can be viewed here and here. In 2018, Rohan Naik (Yale College ’18) received the fellowship to research how air pollution in London impacts the city’s most vulnerable residents. More details on Rohan’s research can be found here.
Applications for the 2019 YPCCC/Pulitzer Climate Change Reporting Fellowship are due February 25, 2019. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the fellowship. This grant can be combined with another summer project abroad, and used to extend time or study scope while overseas. Students interested in applying for the fellowship should watch these videos: Applying for a Pulitzer Center Student Fellowship & 2018 Student Fellow Washington DC Weekend.
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