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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR FALL 2017 APPRENTICESHIP 

DEADLINE: JUMP IN BY SEPTEMBER 12th 

ELEPHANT ACADEMY: WRITE MINDFULLY—CHANGE OUR WORLD.

Through mentorship, online learning, and hands-on experience at a website with 10 million readers a month, graduates learn social media, journalism ethics, writing & editing.

Do well and do good.

Throughout the course, we will explore meditation, mindful communication, transparency, and healthy living. 

JOURNALISM ETHICS WITH WAYLON LEWIS

Discover your voice—and your mindful career path. Over 12 weeks you will:

BLOG WITH LEADERS IN THE FIELD

FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS & APPLY

WORK IN A VIRTUAL NEWSROOM

Learn the ins and outs of writing and blogging alongside writers with established brands and followings.

Be a part of the day-to-day runnings of Elephant Journal—an industry giant with 10 million readers a month.

In a time of fake news, mindfulness and Journalism Ethics are more inspiring than ever. Learn the ins and outs. 

RUN SOCIAL MEDIA LIVE FOR A MAJOR SITE

MINDFULNESS
PRACTICES FOR WORK

Get hands-on experience trial-and-erroring live to an audience of 5 million fans on 60 Facebook pages.

Fill out an application and join a course designed to nurture your talent.

What our graduates are saying:

Tess, California
"I signed up the Fall of 2015 when my heart was broken, spirit in tatters, and fingers in perpetual freeze over a keyboard. Elephant Academy was my soul and career CPR. I hope one of you goes into this Apprenticeship 'jungle' for 3 months and comes out a mighty Elephant."

Josette, New Jersey
"I’m in the last weeks of my apprenticeship and during this program I've written my own articles, edited the work of others, curated Facebook pages and have been inspired by this amazing group that I am working with. The mission of Elephant Journal is to be of benefit and I have found my voice for doing this, through my writing and through helping others."

Elizabeth, Colorado
"I'd given up on being a 'writer' or having any relationship with the publishing process, that is until I joined Elephant Academy. Elephant Journal helped me connect to my voice and my soul in a scary but supported way. I grew as a writer, established wonderful friendships, and was challenged in a way I hadn't been able to access in a long time."

Learn the inner workings of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and strategy for achieving incredible reach. Work directly on active pages as part of a collaborative team of professional writers, editors and social media gurus. An active Facebook account is required.

Editing

Social Media

A curriculum designed to build skills, nurture talent and build collaborative relationships.

Section One:

What should be sourced when you write? What is an editorial and what is reporting? Learn a mindful way to approach these questions through live webinars and videos from industry experts and Waylon H. Lewis, founder and Publisher of Elephant Journal. 

Want something self-guided? Receive access to our video and study materials, quizzes and weekly meeting notes—but without the full Academy’s responsibilities. Get started here >

Journalism Ethics

Section Four

Section Two

When everything is at our fingertips, what gets included, and why is something left out? Learn the ins and outs of mindful editing for both long format articles as well as social media posts where every word counts.

Section Three

Writing

Compose a gripping and intriguing post. Write with intention, and learn how to make it stick with readers. You'll work to craft stories and articles that are meaningful to you and resonate with an audience. Ultimately, the goal is to get your words published on Elephant Journal.

  • You must have a reliable connection to the internet and access to a working computer on a regular basis.  
  • You must have or create an active Facebook account and an Elephant Journal subscription
  • You will get hands-on experience running one or two Elephant Journal focus areas on social media (Green, Adventure, Wellness, Family, Ecofashion, Food, Bicycling, Politics, Culture and more—we cover just about all aspects of the mindful life).  
  • The Apprenticeship requires up to 15 hours every week with a commitment of three months. Please read the syllabus for more on the commitment we ask for.  
  • With our online format, meetings can be attended from anywhere in the world. We recommend you attend weekly meetings to get the most out of the program, but you’re welcome to review the meeting material after if you have an occasional conflict.  
  • If your time zone doesn’t allow you to regularly attend meetings, you can review meeting materials and catch up on what you’ve missed just as long as you’re completing assignments and small group meeting responsibilities.  
  • We have fun and laugh a lot, but we also take our learning seriously. We have a one strike policy. Only join if you can commit. 

Can’t commit? Audit Elephant Academy on your own schedule. 


Schedule

Course Details

Fall 2017 Dates: September 14 - December 21
Commitment: Up to 15 hours each week

Meetings: 60-75 minute weekly group meetings on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. MST & one weekly small group meeting with a teaching assistant 

Cost of program: $850

Requirements

If you are accepted to the program but you request a refund before the first day of class, your tuition will be refunded within seven business days, except for a $50 processing fee. If you request a refund during the first week of the program, you’ll receive 75% of your tuition back. If you are not accepted into the program, we’ll waive your processing fee and refund 100%. There are no refunds for the low-cost Auditing program.

Find your calling Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal, host of Walk the Talk Show,
& author of Things I would like to do with You.

Get Started

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and space is limited. Apply to secure your spot.

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