International Reporting and Foreign Internships
Journalism Student Spends Summer Working in India and Sweden
Lindsey Walker, a double major in Journalism and Biology at LIU Brooklyn, won a Kruglak Fellowship in International Reporting that took her overseas to work and travel for the summer. Walker lived for three months in New Delhi, India, where she wrote about environmental issues for Inside Climate News and Down to Earth magazine.
“The trip enabled me to push my limits and my comfort zone in ways that I would never have believed possible,” said Walker, who wrote about science topics such as genetic mutation in wheat crops and interviewed NASA researchers about the Mars mission. “It led me to become a stronger journalist and a better person. Since I got home, I’ve realized how amazing the experience was, and I’ve been missing it a lot.”
Walker, a senior who worked at the United Nations as an intern at Inter Press Service, also spent a week in Stockholm, Sweden, covering the international World Water Week conference. A native of Littleton, Colo., she is the daughter of Sue Ann and Wallace Walker. A well-rounded honors student and scholar-athlete, she played for four years on LIU’s softball team.
The Kruglak Fellowship in International News Reporting, unique in the field of journalism education, is administered by LIU Brooklyn’s Journalism department. It funds foreign internships, with on-site supervision by professional journalists, for journalism students of unusual promise. Other previous winners have worked in the foreign news bureaus of CNN, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal and other news organizations in countries such as India, Egypt, Cambodia and South Africa.