The mission of the Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources (IJNR) is to advance public understanding of and civic engagement about natural resource, environment, development, and public health issues through better journalism.

IJNR conducts expedition-style programs of training and professional development for journalists at all career stages and from all sorts and sizes of news outlets—ranging from newspapers and magazines to radio, television and online operations. To supplement and reinforce its field-based training programs, IJNR provides reporting awards to support on-the-ground journalism projects. IJNR also offers coaching and mentoring for journalists, along with constant access to web-based tools designed to support their ongoing work. 

Over time, the increased accuracy, depth and perspective in news coverage generated by these journalists help to promote greater public awareness, better-informed civic discourse, expanded citizen engagement, and more responsible decision-making.


Please submit the following material:
  • A letter of interest of no more than two single-spaced pages, and specifying for which Institute you are applying
  • A resume of work experience and educational background
  • At least one professional letter of recommendation 
  • Four to six work samples (published articles, photos, audio or video). Links or PDFs are preferred.
Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources