The Independent Voter Network (http://ivn.us), a news source and community for voters and activists who are genuinely independent-minded and solutions-oriented when it comes to politics and policy, is seeking ambitious writers and reporters for a journalism internship starting now through November writing weekly articles with relevant analysis of news, current events, policy, and politics.
We are specifically searching for students or beginning professionals for 2012 election coverage on local, state and national levels.
Writers will need a strong command of English mechanics, spelling, usage, and style. Should be a self-starter, motivated, and excited about contributing to one of the fastest-growing public policy organizations in the new media space. No previous experience in journalism necessary, but clips or writing samples should be included, along with a one-page resume and contact information to apply for the position.
This internship is unpaid.
Some advantages of writing at IVN.us:
-We are a recognized news source, so your articles will show up in Google, Yahoo, and other news outlets’ search results.
-We have a large and growing regular readership of independent-minded readers who will appreciate the type of contributions you provide.
-Contributors are highlighted and encouraged to complete their profiles with reference to their individual causes, websites, and social networks.
-You will receive valuable training, writing experience and help as you build a portfolio of writing to include in your resume. We host regular skill-building seminars to develop writers, comparable to major media education organizations.
-We offer letters of recommendation for a job well done, and references from our organization to list in applications.
-Telecommuting is ok. Applicants who are located in battleground states are especially encouraged to apply.
You can email your resume and contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your application meets our standards, you will be contacted promptly via email to schedule a phone interview.
IVN.us is a publication of the Independent Voter Project, a non-profit 501(c)4 organization and is a recognized news source that brings together thousands of unique visitors each day.
We are currently in the process of significant development and expansion in the pursuit of creating an unfiltered, non-partisan, news source that encourages authors and readers of all political affiliations to speak to each other, rather than in our own confined political spheres.
We are under constant development at IVN.us and seek to provide a platform for independent analysis of real issues.