IRP Trip to Ethiopia – Online Application

Application Deadline: April 21, 2024

Due to the volume of applications, we do not send application confirmations. After submitting this application, you will be returned to the IRP home page.

Please enter your information into the application form:

Name:  Mr.  Ms. 

Current Address:
This trip is open only to applications from citizens of the following nations:France, Germany, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, United Kingdom and United States.
Work Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Date of Birth: Month:  Day:  Year:  Applicants must be 21 or older.
Place of Birth:
Current employer:
If freelancer, enter ‘freelance’
Current job title:
If freelancer, enter ‘freelance’
How long with current employer:
Previous positions
with current employer
(including dates):
Previous employers (begin with most recent):
1. Employer:
Positions held:
Period of employment:
2. Employer:
Positions held:
Period of employment:
Schools attended, years graduated, degrees earned:
Languages (list degree of proficiency — fair, good, fluent):
International travel
Please list countries visited, dates and purposes of visits. If you have visited Ethiopia before, please note when and why.
Please list and link to the websites with which you are associated.

What kind of work have you done for them? How many unique visitors have these sites drawn, and what are their average numbers of monthly hits?

Please list and link to your personal and professional social network platforms.


Link to your handle:
Number of followers:
Link to your profile or page:
Number of followers or friends:
Link to your profile:
Number of followers:
Link to your profile:
Number of subscribers:
Other social networks:
Ethiopia trip fellows are required to produce blog posts, social network updates, stories and other content frequently throughout the trip, which will survey newborn health in the country.

The IRP trip will focus on efforts to prevent newborn deaths, as well as provide an overview of maternal and child health, immunizations, nutrition, communicable diseases, and health care provision in Ethiopia, among other topics.

In particular, we will look at three preventable and treatable conditions that still persist: premature births, complications during childbirth and infections.

We will also examine social factors—such as women’s empowerment, governance, and marginalized communities—in this landlocked East African country.

In 800 to 1,000 words, please describe the stories and angles you would like to pursue on these topics.


Fellows will be required to post stories frequently throughout the trip.

How often would you post, and what type of stories–articles, blog posts, slideshows, Storifies, video and audio clips–do you plan to produce? Where will these stories appear?

Are there any organizations, individuals or locations in Ethiopia you would like to visit?
Organization and title:
Contact phone:
Contact email:
How did you first hear about IRP’s international trips?
I agree to abide by the terms of the IRP program and to produce news stories that will appear on the IRP website and on the websites of IRP donors when appropriate. These stories will be treated as full collaborations by the IRP, the journalist, and the journalist’s news organization (where relevant). Any added elements to the story, such as stock photography, may also be used by the IRP. I agree to give credit to the IRP on all stories produced as a result of the fellowship and to treat the IRP as an equal partner in submitting these stories for journalism contests and awards.
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