Be a ISV Magazine Correspondent
If you are a current university/college student looking for news writing experience or someone who is passionate about international student issues and international education, this is the right volunteer opportunity for you!
International Student Voice Magazine has correspondents covering news related to international students and U.S. American study abroad students. To apply to be a correspondent, please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Responsible for gathering and reporting on news and information related to international students and U.S. American study abroad students. Also responsible for covering news, activities, events, and interviews on campus. At least one article will be included in the printed issues of International Student Voice Magazine distributed across the United States.
Current undergraduate/graduate students
Fall 2014: Commitment as a correspondent is August 25-December 12 (application due August 18)
Spring 2015: Commitment as a correspondent is January 12-May 9 (application due January 5)
Summer 2015: June 5-August 15 (application due May 29)
You will set a timeline with the Editor in Chief. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
- Gather information for news or international and study abroad interest stories.
- Utilize a number of sources to gain different perspectives and facts. Be sure to fact check information gathered from sources.
- Conduct interviews.
- Take necessary photographs and video related to articles.
- Not be intimidated to investigate issues in the field of international education.
- After gathering the necessary facts and conducting interviews, write articles that will be featured on www.isvmag.com. Each article written will be considered for International Student Voice Magazine.
- Expected to write roughly one article every other week.
Will topics be given to me or do I choose my own?
Correspondents will choose their own current and relevant topics based on their assigned region (see below). Occasionally, correspondents will receive assignments from the Editor in Chief or will be asked to cover activities/events at nearby universities/colleges and in the region.
Do I have to relocate or travel often to be a correspondent?
NO. Being a correspondent means covering news on your campus while being a student. While you are expected to cover news in your entire region, this means you will conduct Skype interviews and make phone calls. You are not expected to do extensive traveling to cover stories.
Correspondents will be assigned to one region in the United States. That region will be the primary region for covering news for ISV Magazine. Your region is determined by your current physical location.
Region 1: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho
Region 2: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Kansas
Region 3: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisana
Region 4: North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, and Minnesota
Region 5: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois
Region 6: Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky
Region 7: Tennesse, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
Region 8: West Virginia, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Pennsylvania
Region 9: New York and New Jersey
Region 10: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
Region 11: California, Nevada, and Hawaii
I am an American student currently studying abroad. Can I still apply?
Yes! You can cover news related to your current study abroad country or you can apply to be a correspondent for a U.S. region upon your return.
Please use this application form to apply. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis.