Are you a young person and a global citizen? Join our bloggers on Youthink!
The Youthink! blog is a social platform for youth discussion on development and major global issues. If you are passionate about these topics, have opinions on how to make the world a better place, and want the world to hear you, then now’s your chance to jump in!
Put your ideas and enthusiasm into words, video and photos; share ideas with people all over the world!
How to Become a Youthink! blogger:
If you’re chomping at the bit to get started, and interested and wired on global issues, then please send the following to [email protected]:
- A sample blog post of 500 words or less on the topic: Which major development issue interests you most, and why?
- Your full name
- Your age (must be younger than 30 to be eligible)
- Your contact information
Shortlisted bloggers will be asked to submit a CV and 2 recommendation letters.
While this is an unpaid position, it is an opportunity to get your voice heard by thousands of people around the world, share ideas, and find solutions for making the world a better place.
Dates: The role will last approximately 4 months.
Please Review These Guidelines Before Submitting:
We are looking for writing that is lively and engaging, that both informs and entertains. Good use of multimedia is a big plus. Please refer to the guidelines below for some tips, and also mention any existing Web presence/blogs you might already have.
TONE: Be personal. Write in your voice—you’re talking to other young people—and say what you believe in, and what you oppose. Write about how these issues impact you and young people in your country.
WRITE RESPONSIBLY: Keep opinions general. Avoid criticizing specific leaders, governments or religions. Talk about issues or situations without condemning who you think is to blame. The Editor reserves the right to edit or reject content of a sensitive nature. For more details, please review the Editorial Responsibility and Ethics.
MULTIMEDIA: Think multimedia. Fill your blog with links. Use photos or Flickr and YouTube; link to other blogs, data and research that are relevant.
LENGTH OF BLOG POSTS: Shorter is better. Keep your blog fast-paced and conversational.
FREQUENCY: Once a week.
OUTCOME: The mission of Youthink is to inspire youth to get involved and take action. Be specific and recommend solutions. Ask questions and make people think. Write in a way that will encourage responses and comments, and begin ongoing conversations.
If you are not a regular visitor to the Youthink! blog, please make sure you are familiar with our content and tone before applying.
Please also make sure you are in touch with important development issues.
And lastly, if you’re thinking “to blog or not to blog...”
Have lots to say but not sure you want to commit to blogging? Why not join the conversation by posting your comments, ideas, questions and suggestions?
Youthink! wants its blog to be accessible to all Internet users who are interested in and concerned about development and major global issues. So, participation is open to all at several levels: by reading, writing, commenting, questioning, or making your contribution...For those just stopping by, please refer to these guidelines.
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