What do I need to include in the application? Students must fill out our free application, submit a high school transcript (unofficial is fine), answer three questions provided in the application form, and give us a teacher, coach or mentor reference who can tell us about you.
Why learn about journalism with InsideClimate News? No one will prepare you better for communicating climate and environmental issues. InsideClimate News hosts the nation's largest environmental newsroom and its staff is comprised of veterans from The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Frontline, U.S. News and World Report and others. We have won the Pulitzer Prize and most of the nation's premiere journalism awards. Our professional — and teaching — ethos centers on building community, collaboration and teamwork to create unparalled journalism.
What is the cost? Tuition is $3,300 for three weeks. (Two week option also available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.)
What about lunch? Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided daily.
Is financial aid available? There is a limited amount still available. Please visit here.
What if my grades aren't good? Please still apply! We know that grades only tell part of the story of a student's ability and ambition. We place great importance on your answers to the application questions.
What will students get for attending the program? If students successfully complete the program, they wll receive an ICN Institute for Environmental Journalism certificate.
How do you make sure students are safe? We do rigorous resume and state-required background checks on all our instructors and institute staff. We carefully supervise students on field and reporting trips, as well as in the classroom.
When and where does the Institute take place? The Institute will take place Monday through Friday starting on Monday, July 9, 2018 through Friday, July 27, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's College, McEntegart Hall located at 222 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205. (Make sure you note it is Clinton Avenue, not street!)
What is the daily schedule? On a typical day, students will arrive at 9:30 a.m. for interactive classroom instruction, team building, fun environmental science exploration and journalism work-shopping until 12 p.m. After lunch, students will enter the field to interview subjects, go on field trips (some full day), have visits from guest speakers, or work on their stories with professional journalists. On the last day of the program, there will be a certificate ceremony followed by a celebration.