Boehm Media Fellowship - Opportunity Collaboration
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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

Eligibility Criteria

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.


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.


To recommend someone as a Boehm Media Fellow click here.


Boehm Media Fellow Alumni are encouraged to apply as Senior Boehm Media Fellows.

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

Media Fellowship Terms & Conditions

Fellows are expected to engage before, during and after Opportunity Collaboration in the following ways:


Prior to attending the Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows will:


  • Contribute 7-10 hours of their time between April and September.
  • Collaborate through video conference calls, emails, Google docs, and Slack.


During the week of Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows will:


  • Provide a minimum of 10 hours of service. This includes attending the opening and closing receptions, leading or co-leading onsite media sessions, and supporting both Fellows and Delegates through one on one and other types of support.


Following Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows will:


  • Identify and share relevant content and resources (articles, blogs, websites, tools, etc.) to expand the media knowledge of the Delegate community.
  • Provide feedback on the Fellowship via a survey and through a feedback call with one of the Media Coordinators.


Following Opportunity Collaboration, Fellows are encouraged to:


  • Share their various media publication/work with the Alumni community.
  • Work collaboratively on any relevant topics.


Boehm Media Fellows receive a $3,450 scholarship to cover their Opportunity Collaboration conference fee.


Fellows pay a refundable $250 administration fee. The administration fee will be refunded following attendance of the conference.


Fellows receive a reasonable stipend to cover airfare expenses. Stipends will be based on average airfare costs from the location of origin. Upgraded flights or last-minute bookings costs will not be covered.


The fellowship includes all onsite costs: 4 nights lodging (Sunday – Wednesday), all meals Sunday through Thursday, 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 Boehm Media Fellows pay a refundable $250 registration fee.  If Boehm Media Fellows cancel their participation, their $250 will not be refunded.

Application Process & Deadlines

Applications for 2022 Boehm Media Fellowship will be accepted through March 1, 2022.


* 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 2022 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

Additional Relevant Information:

Click here to view our Alumni Media Fellows.


Click here to see the media offerings from OC Global 2019.


When selecting a new cohort of Fellows, the Selection Committee takes into consideration the following:

  • The media needs identified by the Delegate community and Media Fellowship Alumni
  • A wide range of media skills represented
  • Diversity of perspectives: gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, country of origin