The Immigrant Story is a volunteer-led non-profit organization based in Portland, OR. We chronicle stories of immigrants to document and archive our voices in a short human-interest story format. Our vision is to provide curated, customized and relevant content to enhance empathy and create a shared community. In other words, we want to tell stories to make a change. And we are looking for aspiring journalists with the same goal.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, we are inviting applications for five student internships of $1000 each.
We are looking for five new writers to join us for a year of on-the-job learning about human interest journalism using journalism for social justice.
Each scholar will write 8 – 10 stories for publication on our website over the course of a calendar year.
Tasks will include writing one to two stories a month, finding sources, conducting interviews, compiling research, editing written work, and assisting with social media, public presentations and editorial planning.
Have demonstrated mastery of writing in a journalistic style
Have demonstrated skill at visualization and story-telling for a general adult audience
Have a demonstrated interest in immigrant and refugee issues
Be able to work both independently and collaboratively
Be able to produce smart, engaging, high quality content with accuracy and quick turnaround
Be at least 18 years of age
Have excellent writing and copy-editing skill for the Web
Have experience working with campus paper or other newspaper
Be enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an accredited institution (in Oregon) and be able to provide documentation to confirm degree progress
Have current standing of Junior or above
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Have unrestricted authorization to work in the US without a visa or sponsorship
Submit a brief letter of interest with your resume, two references, documentation certifying your academic standing, GPA and work authorization, and two published writing samples.
Upon reviewing your qualifications, we will contact you for an interview.