BECOME A STUDENT CORRESPONDENT
The Center for Communication is launching a student correspondent program, open to students across the country, that will feature student writers who want to bring fresh perspectives and their voice to journalism across our platforms. Participants in the program will have their work published across all of our platforms and will also have opportunities to engage with other media organizations arranged by the Center for Communication.
Student correspondents will be allowed to choose their own topics — as long as they focus on career, student life or a current, relevant news piece. Occasionally topics may be assigned to you.
HOW DO I APPLY?
The application process has three rounds:
Round 1: Submit your application
To apply, you will need to submit a resume, cover letter and two writing samples.
Round 2: Produce an original story
If selected to move on to this round, you will be required to produce an original story in 72 hours. Additional details will be provided if you are selected.
Round 3: Interview
If you are selected to move on to this round, you will interview with the Center’s Director of Community.
WHERE WILL MY ARTICLES BE PUBLISHED?
Articles will be published on the Center’s website, within our newsletter, and shared via Twitter and Facebook.
HOW LONG WILL I BE A CORRESPONDENT FOR THE CENTER?
If chosen, you will be a correspondent during the Spring 2016 semester.
DO I HAVE TO BE AN UNDERGRADUATE?
No. You must be currently enrolled in an associates, undergraduate or graduate program during your time as a correspondent.
DO I HAVE TO BE A JOURNALISM STUDENT TO APPLY?
No. We welcome all students of all degrees!
NONE OF MY WORK HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY PUBLISHED — CAN I STILL APPLY?
Yes. As long as you can provide samples of your work, you can still apply.
WILL I BE WORKING IN THE CENTER’S OFFICE IN DUMBO?
No. You will be working remotely from your college. This way, you can participate in the program while still taking classes on campus! Talk about a win-win, amiright?
All correspondents are more than welcome to come visit us, if they want!
WILL THIS OPPORTUNITY BE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE?
Yes. The program is offered in the fall, spring and summer.
I’VE APPLIED – NOW WHAT?
The Center staff will begin reviewing all applications. Keep in mind that we’re a staff of 4, but we’ll respond to every applicant as quickly as possible.
After this, you will be notified via email if you are selected to move on to Round 2 of the application process. Journalists selected to move on to Round 2 will be given 72 hours to produce an original story.
After the deadline of round two, selected candidates will participate in a brief interview with the Center’s Director of Community.
HOW WILL I BE COMPENSATED FOR MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM?
All correspondents will receive a stipend upon successfully completing program. Throughout the course of the program, the Center will conduct weekly mentorship calls with the Student Correspondents with guidance and editorial support.
READY TO APPLY?
Submit your application to Foladé Bell, our Director of Community. Be sure to include “Student Correspondent Spring 2016” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2o16. http://www.centerforcommunication.org/student-correspondents