Migrant Matters - a blog by MIRR Alliance
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
MIRR Alliance uses Medium.com. Experience with Medium.com is desirable but not required. Training will be provided.
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
While this is a volunteer opportunity, benefits include:
Opportunity to sharpen your writing skills
Gain valuable experience and exposure
Instant 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 send a resume and brief writing sample to: email@example.com
For more information please visit the organization directly at: http://www.migracoalition.org/