High Country News, an award-winning magazine covering the communities and environment of the Western United States, is offering a fellowship for early-career journalists interested in reporting on rural communities, agriculture and land conservation in the West. The fellowship will include on-the-ground reporting opportunities and a chance to dive deep into important stories, as well as professional mentorship and career development. The fellowship will run for six months, starting July 1, 2021, and includes coaching and instruction from across HCN's editorial and art departments. Fellows will work with the leaders of our North, South, Indigenous Affairs and Reflections & Reviews desks to produce reported stories, analysis pieces and/or essays. Candidates will bring curiosity, fair-mindedness and a desire to share stories from and for rural communities in the Western U.S., including, but not limited to agriculture, food systems and rural land conservation.