Pakistan Professional Partnership Program in Journalism


Through a competitive merit-based selection process, working Pakistani print and broadcast journalists have the opportunity to participate in individual three-week fellowships at U.S. media outlets nationwide. Selected participants, typically a group of 10-15 men and women, begin their exchange with an orientation in Washington, D.C., administered by ECA and its partnering organization the International Center for Journalists. This program provides participants with an in-depth look at U.S. media practices, while also exposing them to American life and culture. While in the U.S., journalists have the opportunity to cover local, state, and national news, as well as report on their experiences. A similar number of U.S. participants who hosted the Pakistani journalists take part in reciprocal programming overseas. In total, this exchange will bring 160 Pakistani journalists to the U.S., and send 30 American journalists to Pakistan.

Program Length

5-6 weeks

Eligibility and Application Overview

Public applications are accepted.

Participants must:

  • Be a citizen of Pakistan;
  • Be a working professional journalists with Pakistani-based media outlets;
  • Be in mid-level positions of their careers (minimum 3 years of experience);
  • Be proficient in written and oral English;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Participants are selected through an open application process coordinated by the U.S. Education Foundation in Pakistan with the active involvement of the Public Affairs Section of Embassy Islamabad.

Application Contact Information

All U.S.-based programming, including internship placement, is coordinated by the International Center for Journalist

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