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Northern Mariana Islands Affairs Assistant Editor

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Who are we?

Pasquines is a nonprofit news organization, led and run by volunteers, dedicated to ending the insularity between the United States and its territories. Focusing on political, policy, economic, design, and innovation issues, we bring local issues to national attention and national affairs to local consideration. Our efforts are tenacious, innovative, and objective, to raise awareness by publishing the context of islands.

What is the position?

The Intern Correspondents are the core of our work. They will be our content writers, and serve as journalists for the assigned topics, helping to guide our content in order to fulfill our mission.

What are the benefits?

While this position is unpaid, due to our status as a startup nonprofit, we aim to provide a rich learning environment to our interns. We focus on providing practical, essential skills to our team, that they can use as the launching pad for their careers. In the process, you will be helping us to promote uncovered stories about the neglected US territories and life in them. You also will be able to work entirely from home, gaining valuable experience that will help you in your career.

What are the position’s duties?

In the respective area:

  • Assist with news coverage, topic assignment
  • Help report, research and write breaking news and long-form journalism, including features, analyses, personality profiles, Q&As, among others
  • Contribute at least one (1) story every week
  • Monitor events in designated areas for the development of stories

For these topics:

  • Local Northern Mariana Islands government and policy issues
  • Local Northern Mariana Islands general news affect by policy, and government
  • Local history

Who are we looking for?

Pasquines is looking for students and recent graduates who wish to gain experience in the field of journalism, writing, and policy.

We prefer candidates that:

  • Have knowledge of and comfort in writing about current events across beats
  • Have an entrepreneurial and independent streak, and the ability to stay motivated
  • Have good news judgment
  • Have concise and clever headline writing skills
  • Have a demonstrated ability to bring analysis and sharp angles to daily news stories
  • Have at least a basic understanding of the fast speed of web journalism and the importance of careful editing
  • Have some knowledge of SEO and social media

What is the compensation?

Pasquines is a nonprofit news organization run by volunteers, so unfortunately we are unable to offer pay at this time. We can however help you obtain college credit if so desired. Our unpaid internships comply with the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division's Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

What is the deadline?

Date needed by: March 31, 2021


We accept interns on a rolling basis, and therefore there is no hard deadline.

Where do I apply?

You must submit your application at: https://pasquines.us/join-us/

Applications on other websites will not be considered.

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About Pasquines


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to end the insularity between the United States and its territories, and to inspire the inclusion of these citizens in all critical considerations.


Pasquines is a nonprofit news organization that publishes stories on ignored issues from the US territories, focusing on politics, policy, economy, technology, design and innovation.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Internet Research




  • Date needed by: March 31, 2021
  • Pasquines is looking for students and recent graduates who wish to gain experience in the field of journalism, writing, and policy.

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