WASHINGTON, DC – The deadline for students to apply for National Geographic's Glimpse Correspondents Program is coming up on November 2, and Kerala Taylor, Glimpse's editor-in-chief, is encouraging students to "jump-start a career in international journalism" by taking part in the program.
"Glimpse is an exciting opportunity for talented young writers, photographers, and filmmakers to hone their skills, and to be published with National Geographic Glimpse," Taylor said. "We're now beginning our search for our next team of Glimpse correspondents, and to identify the best and brightest storytellers who will be living abroad in Spring 2009."
Last Spring when Glimpse launched, more than 4,000 students and recent graduates signed up for the Fall 2008 application and more than 650 when through the entire application process, Taylor said.
"We selected an incredibly talented team of eight correspondents in August and look forward to working with them to craft some amazing stories this fall," she said.
Glimpse is a non-profit National Geographic publication (print magazine and Web site) about the experiences of young Americans abroad. Geographic provides professional editorial support to help students learn the craft of storytelling, with the larger goal of using stories to inspire others to care about the world.
The Glimpse Correspondents Program is "for especially talented students specializing in writing, photography, and video," Geographic says, and each student receives a $600 stipend, a professional editor, and guaranteed publication in Glimpse.
In addition, any student who has lived abroad or is currently living abroad is encouraged to contribute, and students who apply to the program but are not selected are still encouraged to share their stories about living abroad.