Write for the Student Union (and Other Opportunities)

Opportunity 1: Write for the Student Union this year!

The new school year is about to start, and we’re looking for a whole new group of writers to join us as regular contributors! If you’re studying in the U.S. this year, or are applying to come to the U.S. next year, we’d love to have you share your experiences as one of our student bloggers.

You’d be joining some of our previous writers who we’re very excited to have back again this year.

Send your resume, a cover letter and a writing sample to jstahl@voanews.com to apply. More details below.

Opportunity 2: Write for us at any time!

Of course, you don’t have to be one of our regular bloggers to contribute to our community at any time. Many of you have already shared your stories and asked your burning questions, and we hope you’ll continue doing that!

Go to http://blogs.voanews.com/student-union/share/ to participate, or join us on Facebook.

Opportunity 3: Practice English in Moscow or St. Petersburg

We were contacted this week by an American who’s traveling to Russia and offered to meet with students who are interested in practicing English with him. He says he’s a retired lawyer from Illinois. I don’t have any more details than that, but if you’re in Russia and might be interested, email me (jstahl@voanews.com) and I can put you in touch.

Details about Becoming a Regular Blogger:

We’re looking for talented and insightful writers/reporters to share their experiences, challenges and triumphs with our audience, and to give international students a glimpse into what it’s like to study in the US.

You’ll get a lot of freedom to write about what interests you and what you think is interesting to other people, as long as its relevant. We ask each of our writers to contribute at least one blog post each month, and there are opportunities to participate in other optional projects regularly.

You will come away with a portfolio of professional writing, and we will work closely with you throughout your internship to help perfect your writing and storytelling skills.

Course credit may be available if your university permits it.

You must:
– Have exceptional English writing and speaking skills. Multimedia skills (video, audio, photography) would also be an asset
– Be a current college/university student (or be applying to college/university this year). We’re looking for people from a range of backgrounds, majors and degree levels (grad and PhD students included)
– Be willing to contribute at least once a month when school is in session
– Be able to commit for at least a semester, preferably for the full year

To apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume and a writing (or multimedia) sample to jstahl@voanews.com.

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