Application and selection process

The application is posted annually by December 1. To apply, an applicant compiles the items listed below according to these directions. Applications must be received by the March 1 deadline.

Full application requires:

To apply, visit the CU Jobs website and upload these documents to the appropriate job posting (job posting details will be listed here when the application is live).

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
    • Please include your professional autobiography in this document
  • Three Samples of Professional Work 
  • Study Plan & Project Proposal 

Contact information for three references will be collected by our system during the application process. One letter should be from your immediate supervisor or, for freelancers, from an editor who has worked closely with you. References may receive an email request to provide a confidential letter of recommendation and will be given ample time to provide these letters once contacted.

A selection committee will review all applications, select ten candidates to be interviewed by phone, and recommend five candidates for the fellowship. Applicants will be notified of selection around May 1.

Questions can be directed to cej@colorado.edu or by calling 303-492-4114.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is March 1.

Fellowship Year

The fellowship begins in mid-August with a week's orientation prior to classes beginning and continues into mid-May.

Eligibility

Five Ted Scripps Fellowships are awarded each year. The fellowship is open to full-time journalists working in any medium who are interested in deepening and broadening their knowledge of environmental issues. It is aimed at outstanding journalists committed to a career in professional journalism.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years full-time professional journalism experience and have completed an undergraduate degree. Applicants may include reporters, editors, producers, photojournalists, documentarians, and feature writers. Both salaried staff and full-time freelancers are welcome to apply. Prior experience in covering the environment is not required.

We are pleased to receive applications from international applicants; however, please be advised that you must be authorized to work in the United States to be eligible for this position.