Summer Student Intern

The Immigrant Story


 Job Summary: 

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. 

We are looking for driven students to take their skills to the next level. This is a rigorous program designed exclusively for students who are goal-driven and already have a mastery of writing. Students will learn how to write in AP style and interact with vulnerable communities. This is an opportunity to learn on-the-job journalistic processes through publication. By the end of the internship, students will leave with a well-rounded experience and a portfolio. 

Responsibilities and Duties: 

● Produce smart, engaging content with great accuracy and quick turnarounds 

● Lead and proofread the overall content and be responsible for the production of the highest quality content 

● Write one to two stories a month, find sources, conduct interviews, compile research, and publish 

● Assist with social media and editorial planning 

● Skilled at visualization and storytelling 


Qualifications and Skills: 

● In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an accredited institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm your degree progress 

● Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits) 

● Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above 

● Must be 18 years of age or older 

● Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without a visa or sponsorship 

● Exceptional writing and copy-editing skills for the Web are required 

● Possesses a high degree of integrity and maturity; exercises good judgment at all times. 

● Experience working with your campus newspaper preferred 

● Passionate about the progressive political agenda, and in particular believes in the immigrants and refugees causes 


Job Type: Volunteer 

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