Want to Write for Student Union?

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We’re recruiting writers for the 2016-2017 school year! If you are an international student in the U.S., or arriving in the next year, we’d like to hear your experiences.  The application information is below.

But even if you don’t want to write often, 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 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 2016-2017 season?

We seek 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 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 build a portfolio of professional writing, and we will help you perfect your writing and storytelling skills.

You must:

  • Have exceptional writing skills in English
  • Be a 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 in everything from biology to classics to journalism.

We are in Washington, D.C., but you can be anywhere on the planet. 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 kstruck@voanews.com. Please be sure that your cover letter or 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: Rolling admissions.

Questions? Contact Kathleen Struck at kstruck@voanews.com

Kathleen Struck

3 comments

  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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