The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations now accepts applications for intern editor positions with the Center’s affiliated student-run foreign affairs online journal The Generation. The intern editor positions will last throughout the entire 2012-13 academic year – and can be extended. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, May 20, 2012.
"As an editor for The Generation I was privileged with many life-changing opportunities that I am proud of and would never have dreamed could've come my way. But more importantly, I was blessed with working on a one-of-a-kind publication that has little to no precedent in the wider UCLA community or anywhere else. And along with that, I got to work with amazing people with skills and talents that not only inspired me, but helped me learn and grow as a writer and person. There's very little I've done at UCLA that's better than working for The Generation."
-Reza Hessabi, editor, The Generation
Internships are open to current UCLA undergraduate and graduate students (law, business, or MA/PhD programs), and last throughout the academic year (fall through spring).
Applications for the 2012-13 internship with The Generation will be due on Sunday, May 20, 2012. To apply, please send the following information as a single MS Word or PDF document to Emily Moon, Program Manager of the UCLA Burkle Center, at: email@example.com
• CV or Resume (1 page) - please include any prior writing or publishing experience
• Letter of Interest (1 page) - Explain why you are interested in joining the The Generation
• A writing sample (online or in print).
• 2-3 References from a past employer, professor, TA, volunteer supervisor, etc. (name, contact information and brief affiliation only, i.e., "how do they know you?" This is NOT a request for a letter of recommendation.)
• Your general availability for the fall quarter, for the hours of Monday -- Friday, 9AM to 5PM
* Internships are competitive and selections are made after an interview (by invitation only) with Deputy Director Alexandra Lieben and the current editorial team of The Generation.
* Interns are required to work a minimum of 6 hours per week. Hours are flexible and structured around academic commitments.
* Academic credit: Burkle Internships are unpaid volunteer positions.
For more information visit our internship website: www.international.ucla.edu/burkle/internships
The internship is designed to foster team work as well as individual leadership capability. Interns are expected to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times. Interns are encouraged to attend Center events, which present good opportunities to network with experts in the field and provide material for journal articles.
"As an editor for The Generation, I have the opportunity to read and learn about unique and insightful student perspectives on global issues from all over the world--students in Japan, Egypt, and Spain, among others. As a writer, however, I have the unique opportunity to express my opinions, whatever they may be, on a wide variety of global issues with the support of an enlightened and passionate staff."
- Shadee Ashtari
"The Generation was, hands down, one of my best experiences at UCLA. It brought together my love of international relations and learning about other cultures with my love for writing and editing. It was empowering to be part of a completely student-run journal with such a high standard of professionalism. That standard meant I got to interview people diplomats, academics, and officials like Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, before she gave a controversial lecture. As part of the up and coming generation to shape world affairs and international policy, The Generation created a space for me to actually be a part of the conversation on global issues. Though this journal, I connected with students, not just at UCLA, but all over the world. It is a place for IR junkies to thrive."
- Rachael Cameron
"Being a part of The Generation has been one of my most rewarding experiences at UCLA…Throughout this journey I’ve definitely picked up new skills and experiences along the way, from mastering image and video editing, to interviewing prominent political figures, to conducting outreach and social analyses. The opportunities for personal growth here are simply endless."
- Jennifer Ching
"I came to UCLA in the fall of 2010 with a passion for international relations and the desire to meet like-minded individuals. I found both with The Generation. As an editor for the past two years I've been fortunate to see the website grow from a simple blog into a fully-realized, online foreign affairs journal. Moreover I had the opportunity to work with a terrific staff of fellow students who hold a similar passion about world events. From Libya to SOPA, we discussed and wrote about a wide breath of topics. The Generation staff meetings were a consummate highlight of my week."
- David Taylor
"The Generation has hands down given me the best opportunity to meet the brightest, most worldly students and to create a platform with them that addresses the most important issues affecting our world. What more could a student ask for? As an added bonus, we have had access to meet and interview some of the great negotiators and news makers in the modern era like Senator George Mitchell and Secretary Janet Napolitano!"
- Brad Rowe
For more information, please contact:
Emily Moon, Program Manager
Published: Thursday, May 03, 2012