Want to Write for the Student Union?

We’re recruiting writers for the 2012-2013 school year!  If you are currently an international student studying in the U.S., or will be coming to the U.S. as an international student during the school year, you’re eligible.  The application information is below.

But don’t forget, even if you don’t want to be one of our regular bloggers, we welcome guest posts from anyone who has a story to share about studying in the U.S., whether it’s your visa interview experience, your TOEFL study plan, memories from an exchange program, or whatever!  Take a look at all our previous guest posts, and submit your own guest posts or ideas using this link.

Want to be a writer for the Student Union’s 2012-2013 season?

We are seeking talented and creative writers to contribute to the Student Union blog about international student life in the U.S.

As a regular blogger, you will share your experiences, challenges, triumphs and lessons learned with other current and prospective international students. You will have a lot of freedom to write about what is important or interesting to you, and will have an opportunity to help shape the blog’s direction and to experiment with multimedia journalism and innovative forms of storytelling.

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

You must:
– Have exceptional writing skills
– Be a current college/university student (or be applying to college/university this year)
– Be willing to contribute at least once a month when school is in session
– Multimedia skills (video, audio, photography) would be a plus

We’re looking for people from a range of backgrounds, majors and degree levels (grad and PhD students included). Last year’s writers included a high school exchange student, a community college student, and undergraduate and graduate students everything from biology to classics to journalism.

We are located in Washington, D.C., but you do not need to be local to apply. In fact, we are looking for people from around the country who can provide a variety of perspectives.

To apply:
Submit a cover letter and a writing (or multimedia) sample to jstahl@voanews.com. Please be sure that either your cover letter or one of your writing samples tells us a bit about who you are – where you’re from, where you go to school, what you study, etc.

Application deadline: September 24, 2012

Questions? Contact Jessica Stahl – jstahl@voanews.com


  1. Hi everyone i want some advice for how to improve my english writing because i’ve some difficult about spsll and to meak i good phrase >thank you Mohammed alghamdi

    1. Hi there. It’s great to have you here! We’ll be back really soon and would love for you to join in the conversation, and to share your own stories about your education or learning English or anything!

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