Mongabay 2022 Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program

Deadline: June 21–September 10, 2022 

Mongabay 2022 Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program

Applications are now open for the Mongabay 2022 Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program. Mongabay’s Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program provides opportunities for journalists from biodiversity hotspots in tropical countries to report on critical environmental issues, gaining valuable training, experience, and credibility that will help them advance their careers in journalism and communications.

What you intend to do

  • As a fellow of the Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program, you will be one of 12 annual fellows, six of whom will work at our global English news bureau and six at our Spanish-language news bureau with Mongabay-Latam. Each cohort will consist of three fellows per bureau during the six-month fellowship.
  • Fellows will work directly with the fellowship editor to produce six stories. Fellows will have opportunities to collaborate with multiple editors at Mongabay’s international news outlet, including those who specialize in different areas to develop environmental reporting skills, and create a portfolio of original publications.
  • Fellows are expected to engage with Mongabay for at least 10 hours a week and produce an average of one story per month over the course of the fellowship.
  • Each fellow will receive $500 USD a month for the duration of the six-month fellowship.


  • The fellowship will be open to anyone from a low- to upper-middle income tropical country, as classified by the World Bank. “High income” tropical countries, like Singapore and Australia, are excluded from the fellowship. A list of eligible countries can be found here.
  • There is no education requirement to apply for the program. The fellowship is not linked to any university.
  • The program is for only fellows from global English and Spanish-language bureaus. The ambition is to eventually expand this program into other Mongabay bureaus, including Indonesia, India, Brazil, and French-speaking tropical countries, but there is no timeline currently for this expansion.

How to Apply

Apply online here. On the application, you will be asked to fill out basic contact information, answer a few questions about your interest, and upload the following three documents:

  • Resume – (1-2 pages)
  • Cover letter – please provide specific examples of your journalism or writing experience, why you are interested, as well as specific examples of your ability to work remote effectively and meet the program requirements (1-2 pages)
  • Writing sample

Applications for the English program must be submitted in English. The Spanish program is coming soon.

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