The Boehm Media Fellowships provides opportunities for communication, media, and storytelling experts who are committed to social impact and sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice to participate as delegates at Opportunity Collaboration. We understand media to be a diverse and multidisciplinary field across sectors including but not limited to journalism, public relations and communications, social media, film, podcasts, radio, television, photography, media literacy and other mixed or new and emerging media channels and productions. We are seeking individuals who, on their own or through their organizational roles, utilize the media in creative and innovative ways to influence culture, collaborate with communities and interface with new paradigms and ideas to catalyze change.
The goals of the Boehm Media Fellowship are as follows:
1. Leverage opportunities for the social impact community to engage in their work more quickly, more fully and with more knowledge.
2. Provide ongoing opportunities for those engaged in social impact initiatives to connect with experts/professionals from the media sector, and for those in the media sector to build relationships and networks to further collaborate on impact driven missions.
3. Engage Fellows in personal and professional development opportunities to better understand, capture and share mission-driven impact across beliefs, borders, stakeholders and countries.
The social change and enterprise space is filled with incredibly important stories. It’s been a gift to have the chance to help unlock their potential with media strategies that can make a difference and collaborate with fellow creative activists from all around the world. Daniela Kon, Founder and Executive Director, SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards), Los Angeles, USA
Successful Boehm Media Fellowship applicants are high-impact media experts committed to economic justice and poverty alleviation with a demonstrated success in innovative social change.
Boehm Media Fellow Alumni are encouraged to apply as a Senior Boehm Media.
Financial need is a primary consideration. Applicants from organizations with adequate resources are less likely to be selected for a Boehm Media Fellowship. The Boehm Media Fellowship is committed to diversity on all levels including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, geographic region, experience level, and media focus.
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A long time ago, I learned this proverb: 'Somebody’s key may be able to open another person's door'. Being a Boehm Media Fellow offered me the opportunity of sharing my knowledge from advertising, photography and journalism with entrepreneurs and activists. I was happy to see so many people leave with a new perspectives. - Nana Kofi Acquah, Photographer and Blogger, Accra, Ghana
Fellows are expected to engage before, during and after Opportunity Collaboration in the following ways:
Prior to attending the Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows will:
During the week of Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows will:
Following Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows will:
Following Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows are encouraged to:
Boehm Media Fellows receive a $3,100 scholarship to cover their Opportunity Collaboration conference fee.
Fellows pay round trip airfare and a $850 registration fee, unless otherwise indicated.
Additional limited scholarships might be considered based on demonstrated financial need and commitment to diversity. This includes a commitment applicants have to serving diverse geographic locations, genders, religions, races, ages, ethnicities, etc. As part of our own commitment to diversity, we strive to work with fellows who bring diversity not only based on their personal backgrounds and experiences but also their diverse media expertise and skill set.
The fellowship includes all onsite costs: 5 nights lodging (Sunday – Thursday), all meals Sunday through Friday, gratuities, airport shuttle, etc. Note: Media Fellows receive their own rooms and are welcome to bring companions including children. See the Event Info page for more details on bringing a companion.
Fellows are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including a travel visa from the Mexican government, if required. The Opportunity Collaboration provides Fellows with a formal invitation letter for use with immigration authorities.
Cancellation: All Opportunity Collaboration delegates pay a non-refundable $850 registration fee.
Applications for 2020 Boehm Media Fellowship will be accepted through March 1, 2020. Given the impact of Covid19, late applications will be considered and the selection timeline will be delayed.
* Note: A recommendation is required to complete the application for all new fellow applicants. It should be completed by a former or current supervisor, colleague, collaborator, or client and submitted by March 1st. The recommendation form can be found here.
All 2020 Media Fellow applicants submitted before March 1st will be notified via e-mail regarding the outcome of their application by March 31st.
Once notified, Fellows have until April 30th to accept the Media Fellowship and register on the OC website.
For additional questions, contact Kristi Ferrel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Click here to see the media offerings from OC Global 2017, OC USA 2018, OC Global 2018, and OC Global 2019.
When selecting a new cohort of Fellows, the Selection Committee takes into consideration the following: