Volunteering and writing opportunities

We receive a selection of interesting opportunities for volunteering/unpaid work or for work contributing to websites that don’t fit our criteria for posting an ad on w4mjobs but may be of interest to staff.  We’ll feature them here.


Best of Africa

Founded in December 2016, The Best of Africa (thebestofafrica.org) is an online media platform that provides commentary and analysis on Africa through a network of volunteers. We are committed to promoting a more positive image of Africa from those who are passionate about the continent. 

Writing, editing and sourcing content is an essential part of what we do. In order to help to dispel negative narratives on Africa and engage, excite and educate people, an ideal candidate is a student or recent graduate with an interest in African and/or politics and international relations.

A background and active interest in all things Africa (politics, development, sport, entertainment etc.) is an added bonus.

Those interested should submit a CV and a short covering letter and a writing sample to info@thebestofafrica.org

Website: https://thebestofafrica.org/


Arab Millennial

Arab Millennial website is looking for experienced contributors to write on Arab society to our audience of 40,000 monthly visitors.

Contributors should have a social science undergraduate degree. Ideal candidates may also have a Masters degree and/or experience working with Arab diaspora/Arab world political issues.

To find out more  send a CV and cover letter to osama.filalinaji@arabmillennial.net.

Their website is https://arabmillennial.net


Raddington Report (Deadline 14 September 2018)

The Raddington Report is a Washington-based publication that offers insight on matters of global security, politics, economic trends, governance, and emerging technologies and culture, through cutting-edge analysis and news.

We are currently recruiting staff writers to join our small team to contribute regular analytical articles (approximately 1,000 words in length). 

This is an internet-based role with no fixed hours, making it suitable to those looking to take on a new challenge alongside their existing committments, or work remotely.

At present, new writers are required for Asia, Africa, Latin America, MENA and Europe. The position is ideally suited to young professionals looking to expand their written portfolio. Applications from those with experience in think tanks, journalism, business and government, or who have extensive experience of living within the regions they seek to write about, are particularly encouraged.

The role pays up to $600pcm

Those interested in staff writer positions should submit a CV and a short covering letter stating their availability, together with an 800-1000 word writing sample, to raddington.editor@gmail.com

See their website http://raddingtonreport.com


Darrow

Many young people cannot afford internships and placements, but need to showcase their artistic, journalistic and political insight to advance in their career.

DARROW is Scotland’s dedicated forum for more than 200 up and coming writers. They offer a spectrum of intelligent analysis on the arts, politics and more.

DARROW is committed to empowering young writers and to supporting emerging talent across a multitude of countries and sectors.

They work predominantly with 16-35-year-olds to give them the tools they need to share their ideas, hone their craft and thrive as writers, journalists, and storytellers.

Full details on the DARROW website.


Naked Politics

Naked Politics is a political blog for young people, that represents a whole variety of political viewpoints  looking for new bloggers to contribute on an ad hoc or regular basis.

More details on the Naked Politics website.

If you’d like to contribute, please download and fill out their application form here and send your answer to Naked Politics Editor Banseka at banseka@googlemail.com