Reham Al-Farra Memorial Fellowship Program in UN Headquarters -New York (Fully funded)

Full time employed journalists who are working in the field of journalism and seeking a fellowship to enhance their Understanding of United Nations, can apply to RAF fellowship.  Freelancer journalists are who meet the other requirements can also apply to this fellowship.

Program summary:

UN  headquarters in New York hosts the Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship program each year for three weeks. This program is designed for young journalism of developing countries and the countries with economies in transition to promote their understanding from UN in their home countries.

Program: fellowship

Field: journalism

Deadline: May 7, 2018

Program duration: Three weeks (from September 16 to October 6, 2018)

Language: English

Location: New York city

Benefits of RAf fellowship:

Fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet UN Secretary- General, President of general assembly, and permanent representatives of United Nations.
  • Visit various news organizations, such as Democracy Now, WNYC Radio, New York Times

The fellowship provides you the following expenses:

  • Round trip airfare from your home country to New York
  • Daily allowance of 385 US dollars for the meal and accommodation

Please note that the RAF fellowship does not provide visa assistance.


Fellows must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be full time journalist
  • Age: between 22 – 35 years
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Have a passport with at least 11 months validity at the time of application
  • Be a national of the following countries:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine (State of), Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Required documents:

  • 3 samples of published work. If it is in a language other than English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish, please provide a short description about it. You can share the link of your work samples or upload them on the application form
  • Reference letter from current employer
  • CV in English or French
  • Your educational documents- the most recent degree you have obtained


Applicants can apply online using the online application of Reham Al-Farra memorial Journalism Fellowship

Selection Criteria:

  • Work sample strengths and its relationship to UN works, Audience reach,

Apply Online

For more information please visit the Reham Al Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship