AsAmNews seeks interns year round.
Interns will gain valuable experience writing blog posts and selecting stories featured on AsAmNews. You’ll work with a long time professional journalist and receive constant feedback on your work.
You will be able to write and select your stories from anywhere in the world. Communication with your editor will be by Skype, Facetime, over the phone or by email. Inquiries can be sent to randall @ asamnews. com.
Here’s what past interns have said about their experience:
“My internship with AsAmNews was very enlightening and a great overall experience. The editor was very accommodating to my schedule in giving me writing assignments, and he gave me very helpful feedback on my posts.
“As a result, I learned much about blogging and news writing, as well as about the sphere of Asian American culture and news. The editor challenged my writing skills and encouraged me to push the limits of my journalistic skills. Though I’m not a student of journalism, this internship has inspired me to continue writing for Asian American news outlets. I would highly recommend any students interested in Asian America and journalism to write for AsAmNews.
“Interning for AsAmNews was a great learning experience for me. The editor provided me with a flexible writing schedule that allowed me to balance the internship with my full time job.
“Once I was comfortable posting stories on a regular basis, I started writing editorial and opinion pieces about topics that interested me, such as diversity, biracial identity issues and gender politics in the Asian American community.
“The editor provided constructive feedback and editing for each story. When I decided to take a volunteer trip to the Philippines during the internship, the editor offered me the opportunity to post a regular blog about my travels and the development issues. Overall, the internship experience was incredibly insightful and influential in my growth as a writer and journalist.”
University of California, San Diego 2016
“My time interning with AsAmNews was a learning one. The internship challenged me to hone my news judgment and really think about my audience when writing. Regularly checking the Web for breaking news and writing blog posts made me aware, and critical, of the types of stories available in the media for the Asian American community. This internship not only opened my own lens to the news stories affecting Asian Americans, but also sharpened them to know which stories are relevant and timely for AsAmNews readers. Becoming more proficient in WordPress and news savvy are huge pluses of this internship as well.”
Medill School of Journalism
Northwestern University 2017
Join the staff of AsAmNews
If you are interested in volunteering and contributing to AsAmNews as a writer, social media specialist or editor, please send inquiries to randall @asamnews. com. We are willing to accommodate both your schedule and interests. Those with less time and can’t commit to being a regular contributor are welcomed to submit guest submissions and ideas.
Here’s what staff writers for AsAmNews are saying:
“As a contributor to AsAmNews, I’ve been recognized as being a vital part of the Asian community, especially in my hometown of Manhattan’s Chinatown. Recognizing that AsAmNews has been a source of news for many, the residents and those that work there are passionate about sharing their stories and issues. Many have reached out for press coverage. I am also happy to say I’ve build a small fan base from my writing. As I continue to contribute to AsAmNews, I am strengthening my skills to be a strong writer, video journalist. I am grateful for opportunity to contribute as an inspiring journalist.”
AsAmNews New York Correspondent
“The editor is one of the most helpful coaches and mentors I have come across. I wanted to make the transition to journalism after spending many years in banking. He believed in my potential and helped me grow with increasingly challenging assignments. We also worked together closely to develop my voice to write things people want to read.“He encourages you and challenges you in equal measures to make you the best writer that you can possibly be. The highlight of working with him was conducting an interview with the Asian American leader Kiran Ahuja. I can’t thank him enough.”
“Writing for AsAmNews about college admissions is a reflection of my values coming to life from the inside out. This is not a hobby, but rather an
opportunity to serve. Whether it is a family going through college search experience for the first time, a counselor on the other side of the desk
looking for insight on how to work with the APIA community, or a colleague seeking a broader perspective on Admissions; AsAmNews is a platform for
sharing knowledge and promoting dialogue. It is the spirit of collaboration I appreciate the most of being part of this tremendous network of mavens, difference makers, and change agents.”
“I started writing for AsAm News in 2014 when a group of people I was working with advocated for the public take down of a “pick up artist” who promoted the assault of Japanese women. Once the campaign died down, I was asked to stay on and cover events in San Diego and Los Angeles. I have been honored to write about Asian American topics from sports to politics, profile Asian American political leaders, and attend events throughout Southern California. I’ve written about the explosion of Korean Pop Culture in the United States and mingled with Hollywood celebrities at KCON and San Diego’s Asian Film Festival. I’ve been on conference calls with members of Congress regarding immigration policies and covered a variety of policy issues for the site. Writing for the site has given me an incredible opportunity to network with dozens of people from a variety of fields. The site grants the writer tremendous creative license to explore topics of interest and provides editorial opportunities”
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