Attention all Jewish college students who love to write: We are excited to announce applications are now open for our Hey Alma College Writing Fellow program! Last year, we had an amazing crew whose pieces encompassed a wide variety of tones and topics (see all their writing here!), and we can’t wait to welcome a new cohort to our team.
For the 2023-2024 school year, we’re looking for a small group of Jewish undergraduate students from anywhere in the world who are eager to learn more about Jewish media, digital publishing and writing for the internet. All self-identifying Jews of any level of religious observance/non-observance are welcome to apply (i.e. it’s OK if you haven’t “done anything Jewish” since your bat mitzvah, if you never had a bat mitzvah, if you keep Shabbat, etc. etc.).
This will be a remote program where you’ll be in regular contact with our editorial team and fellow, um, fellows, joining monthly meetings and ongoing conversations online. As a Hey Alma College Writing Fellow, you’ll be part of a sounding board for the editorial team, connect with other Jewish college students in a warm, supportive environment, and have the opportunity to pitch and write for us!
Hey Alma is part of 70 Faces Media, the largest digital nonprofit Jewish publisher in North America. At 70 Faces Media, we value diversity, and we encourage all — especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in Jewish spaces — to apply. We value candidates with insight, perspective and experience regarding diverse segments of the Jewish community, including but not limited to Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, LGBTQ Jews, patrilineal Jews and Jews by choice.
This is a non-paid program, but fellows will be paid standard rates for all published articles.
To apply, follow this link. Submit your application by 9 a.m. ET on August 14, 2023. (The application deadline has been extended from August 7!)
You will be asked to upload a file answering the following questions:
(1) Pitch two Hey Alma articles you’d like to write for us (following our writing guidelines here). Please make this a one paragraph pitch, including a suggested headline and subhead.
(2) What does your Jewish identity mean to you? (500 words) (Understand “identity” however you’d like.)
(3) Share a piece of writing you are proud of, either as a link if it is published or attached in the doc (try to keep it in the 1,000-word ballpark). School assignments, personal blogs, and any kind of (ideally non-fiction) writing are welcome — we just want to get a sense of your voice!
Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.