2020-21 PF Correspondent Application
Are you interested in environmental journalism that can move the planet forward?
Are you a great storyteller, or want to become one?
Are you motivated by science, the environment or journalism?

JOIN A SELECT TEAM OF TALENTED STUDENTS as a Planet Forward Correspondent.

Correspondents, each working from their campus, agree to contribute a minimum of four stories during the school year, at least one of which must be entered in the annual Planet Forward Storyfest competition (and is eligible for awards). As we share your stories on our social networks, we would expect you to do the same. Plan to regularly stay in touch with Planet Forward staff through individual calls/email contact, and participate in regular virtual editorial meetings with the Correspondent team. Support each other and celebrate your team members’ work.

As a Correspondent you will have:
    • Your stories featured on PlanetForward.org
    • A travel grant to the spring 2021 Planet Forward Summit at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
    • VIP access at Planet Forward Summit and other events
    • A private Correspondent lunch with former CNN Washington Bureau Chief and Planet Forward founder Frank Sesno
    • Access to storytelling workshops, leadership opportunities, and mentorship from Planet Forward's experienced media team

Your selection will depend on the quality of your work samples submitted, and a brief interview.

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First name *
Last name *
Name of your university *
City you live in while at school *
Phone number *
If you are selected we will reach out to you for a phone interview. Your phone information will not be used for any other purpose.
Email *
Your preferred method of contact: *
Link to your profile page on PlanetForward.org
If you don't have one and would like to set one up, visit: www.planetforward.org/user/login
Please provide a link to your most recent resume. *
We recommend Dropbox as the best method for sharing your resume, or provide a link.
Please provide a short autobiographical essay (250-500 words).
Your essay should give us a better idea about your life and your goals after graduating and should be written conversationally. We recommend Dropbox to share your essay, or provide a link.
Please provide links to 2-3 work samples you would like us to consider. *
Dropbox is preferred if your work is not hosted online. Preferred work samples include personal essays, college newspaper articles or video news reports, blog posts, video selfies, etc. (Please, no academic papers.)
Full name of your university sponsor *
This can be a professor, your adviser, your school's director of sustainability or other person affiliated with your university. If you do not have one, please let us know below.
Contact information for your university sponsor *
Please provide their phone number and/or email address, or enter n/a if you do not have a sponsor.
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