March 10, 2019.


Any part of the world.

(Paid Opportunity)


Journalists: Apply for Spiritual Exemplars Project – International Religion Reporting

The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture seeks applications from journalists to join a team that will profile 100 “Spiritual Exemplars” around the world over the course of the next two and half years. The profiles are part of an academic project studying extraordinary people whose spirituality inspires them do good in the world.

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CRCC aims to support religion reporting and solutions-oriented journalism about the people addressing humanity’s greatest challenges. Journalists are skilled interviewers, critical observers and expert storytellers. Through preliminary research, CRCC has found that Spiritual Exemplars often have rich, compelling stories, full of trauma, doubts or even a dark side, as well as hope. We want to work with journalists who are interested in deep reporting and complex storylines.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalisme
  • social entrepreneurship
  • developmental psychology

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

Tow and half year.

  • Application Deadline: March 10, 2019 (Midnight PST)
  • Acceptance: March 29, 2019
  • Project Orientation: May 13-15, 2019
  • Project End Date: September 30, 2021

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Journalists who work in print, online, audio and video may apply to complete one or more “spiritual exemplar” profiles.
  • Journalists may be freelancers or on staff, as long as they have the support of their supervisor/editorial staff to devote time to this project. While young journalists are encouraged to apply, professional publishing experience is required.
  • Journalists should have a proven ability to report complex stories and take useable photographs. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in in religion reporting, but previous experience is not required.
  • International reporting experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Journalists may be based anywhere in the world, but must be fluent in English (the application and final products must be submitted in English).


Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • Number of exemplar profile assignments per journalist: Up to 6.
  • Payment: $5,000 per profile, plus a stipend for expenses.

How to Apply

First Step: 

please be prepared to upload/answer the following:

  • Resume
  • A short bio (150-200 words)
  • 3-5 examples of your work
  • Letter of recommendation and/or support of editor (optional)
  • Application questions (listed here)

Second Step:

Begin the application.

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