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Blogger for Immigration/Refugee Rights blog

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: MIRR Alliance (Migrant, Immigrant & Refugee Rights Alliance)

Blogging Fellowship

Migrant Matters - a blog by MIRR Alliance

Fellowship background

MIRR Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to protect and advance the rights to migrants, immigrants, and refugees. Through coalition building, narrative change, and opportunities for learning and dialogue on complex policy questions, we amplify our collective advocacy on behalf of those who are uprooted, on the move, and in need of social and political protection.

We are seeking applicants for our blogging fellowship, designed for novice, current, and aspiring writers. The fellowship aims to build participants’ writing skills and advance their ability to express and promote critical think-pieces about migration and lighter, reader-friendly commentary pieces about immigrants, their journeys, and their contributions. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore topics on migration and get your work out.

Writers are expected to

  • Produce a minimum of two blog pieces per month of 300 - 700 words.
  • Develop and propose topics to fellowship managers
  • Develop headlines that attract and retain readers
  • Self-edit and effectively revise copy

Platform

MIRR Alliance uses Medium.com. Experience with Medium.com is desirable but not required. Training will be provided.

Qualifications

  • Confident writing and research skills
  • Minimum three month commitment
  • Interest in (im)migration and refugee issues in the United States and globally
  • Ability to extract, distill, analyze and/or summarize pertinent news stories
  • Comfort level with various forms of writing including foreign policy/migration news, interviews; as well lighter pop culture pieces like "Ten films to watch about immigration/books to read", etc.
  • Ability to attend once-per-month staff meetings
  • Experience with social media a plus but not required

Benefits

While this is a volunteer opportunity, benefits include:

  • Opportunity to sharpen your writing skills
  • Gain valuable experience and exposure
  • MIRR Alliance membership plus access to events and webinars
  • Recommendations for future professional and educational opportunities
  • Access to a community of peers and aspiring writers

Who can apply

We welcome applications from all who are interested in the subject matter, with a particular interest in those with the lived experience of immigration.

How to apply

Send a letter of interest and brief writing sample.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Employment
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Employment, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

W 95th StreetNew York, NY 10025

(40.79992,-73.96831)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

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