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Apply to be a Feet in 2 Worlds Intern – Summer 2024

Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting applications for our 2024 summer internship. The recipient of the internship will work with and be trained by our team of journalists and non-profit administrators. The intern is involved in all aspects of our operations, including production of our award-winning podcast series, our website, our social media presence, and our journalism training programs.

Feet in 2 Worlds is an award-winning news outlet and media training program that tells the stories of today’s immigrants to the rest of America. Over the past 19 years, we have trained and mentored hundreds of immigrant journalists, the majority of whom are women of color, helping them reach audiences on public radio and online news sites and advancing their careers. Areas of special interest include: the impact of Covid on immigrant communities, campaigns and elections, food, arts and culture, and the connection between migration and climate change.

Our team works remotely. The internship will be remote and can be done from anywhere in the continental U.S.

The ideal candidate is a student with a demonstrated interest in journalism about immigrants and communities of color. Journalism experience and fluency in Spanish are preferred.

This is a paid, part-time internship. Interns are paid $15 per hour.

To apply, send a cover letter, your resume and examples of your work to fellowships@feetin2worlds.org. Be sure to put “Summer Internship” in the subject line.

Applications are now closed. The deadline to apply was May 31st.

Feet in 2 Worlds is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the Fernandez Pave the Way Foundation, an anonymous donor and readers like you.

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John Rudolph to Retire from Feet in 2 Worlds, Mia Warren Named New Managing Director

“From the beginning, Feet in 2 Worlds has been about empowering journalists from immigrant communities, the majority of them women and people of color,” Rudolph said. “The natural evolution of the organization is that it should be led by a woman of color who comes from an immigrant background. I am handing the reins to Mia to make that happen.”

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Apply to be a Feet in 2 Worlds Intern

Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting applications for our winter internship.

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Feet in 2 Worlds looking for Website Manager

Feet in 2 Worlds, a nonprofit news organization focused on immigrants and immigration, is looking for a skilled Website Manager to join our team to manage our website at fi2w.org. This position is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact by using your technical expertise and creative design skills to enhance our online presence.

If you are passionate about using technology to support a non-profit independent media outlet, possess the required skills, and have a creative design approach to web development, we encourage you to apply. We value diversity and welcome candidates from all backgrounds to join us in our mission.

Location: Remote (candidates located between the Pacific and Atlantic Time Zones preferred)

Part-Time; hours per week: 3 to 5

Pay scale: $150 per week

Key Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in WordPress development
  • Strong skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Experience with FTP and server management
  • Knowledge of PHP (a significant advantage)
  • Experience in web design

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update our WordPress-based Feet in 2 Worlds website
  • Manage our web hosting and email server
  • Implement creative design solutions to enhance user experience
  • Maintain consistency in website design and its adherence to Feet in 2 Worlds branding
  • Oversee regular website backups
  • Collaborate with our team to ensure website content aligns with our mission
  • Optimize site performance and security, including management of website plugins
  • Troubleshoot technical issues and provide timely solutions

To apply, please send your resume and a brief cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to contact@feetin2worlds.org. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.

New Call for Pitches for “Home, Interrupted”
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New Call for Pitches for “Home, Interrupted”

Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting pitches for narrative audio stories that tell unreported and underreported stories of how immigrants are navigating the climate crisis.

Sudden or gradual climate disasters – like cyclones or prolonged droughts – have become drivers of migration. The U.S. is already seeing the consequences of a tepid response to climate change in the form of unpreparedness for hurricanes, increasing floods and droughts, as well as intensifying heat — destroying neighborhoods, decimating crops, and threatening livelihoods and our way of life. Immigrants around the country are colliding with this new reality and are disproportionately impacted by the disruptions of climate change. We want to tell their stories.

We are especially looking for stories on the following topics:

1) Housing and Climate:

Immigrants often find themselves in neighborhoods that are vulnerable to flooding, pollution and intense heat—how are they coping or transforming their neighborhoods? Affordable housing, redlining, gentrification, flood/hurricane insurance, and tenant abuse are issues immigrants across the U.S. typically face. How is climate change exacerbating these?

2) Climate Refuge City: 

Some cities in North America are positioning themselves as climate sanctuaries for immigrants. What does that mean in practice? How are individual local governments that are striving to become more climate-friendly fitting immigrant populations into their plans?

3) Resiliency:

How are the vulnerable countries of origin of immigrants adapting to climate change? What lessons or strategies are immigrants bringing with them when they come to the U.S?

4) Personal Beliefs:

From climate refugees to climate deniers, how do the experiences of immigrants in their home country, as well as adapting to life in the U.S., shape their views about climate change? What kinds of conversations about climate change are taking place in immigrant communities?

5) Work/Labor/Business

From the agricultural sector, to factories, from food delivery services to green energy companies, how are immigrant workers and business owners adapting to environmental changes? What climate-related innovations are they bringing to their industries? 

6) Asylum:

There is growing resistance to accepting new asylum seekers, and new arrivals often find that the systems that are supposed to support them are inadequate. Where do migrants without a home go when it’s not safe outside because nature is acting out?

Pitches should include:

– Human-centered stories and clear narrative arcs

– Compelling characters (immigrants whose story will illustrate the larger themes explored in your piece, as well as experts, community leaders to help frame the stories with context and information that deepens our reporting).

– A focus on immigrant communities from different regions, backgrounds, and economic circumstances across the country.

Compensation: 

Compensation for accepted stories will depend on factors including the experience level of the producer, the length of the story, and the complexity of the story. Payment for stories ranges from $250 to $1000.

How to Submit:

Please send submissions by completing this form.

Email questions to us at contact@feetin2worlds.org.

Deadline:

The deadline to pitch your story ideas was November 11 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

*This call for pitches is now closed.*

Feet in 2 Worlds is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, the Fernandez Pave the Way Foundation, an anonymous donor and readers like you.

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Apply to be a Feet in 2 Worlds Editing Fellow

Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting applications for our 2023 editing fellowship. The recipient of the fellowship will be mentored and trained in editing for radio, podcast and online media by a team of veteran editors. The fellow is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Feet in 2 Worlds website, co-manages our online magazine and podcast, A Better Life?, and works with our media partners in public radio, online news sites, and print publications.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and versatile radio/podcasting journalist with a demonstrated interest in stories about and from immigrant communities and communities of color. Previous editing experience is helpful, but not required. Journalists from immigrant backgrounds and from communities of color are strongly urged to apply.

The fellowship is a six-month commitment from September 2023 to February 2024. This is a paid, part-time position (20 hours per week). 

Feet in 2 Worlds is a leader in journalism that centers underrepresented communities. We help journalists from immigrant backgrounds and journalists of color improve their skills and advance their careers.

Founded in 2004, Feet in 2 Worlds offers fellowships and workshops to both established and emerging journalists. We produce podcasts and digital stories for a variety of platforms, including our website, Fi2W.org and our podcast A Better Life?  Areas of special interest include: the impact of Covid on immigrant communities, campaigns and elections, food, arts and culture, and the connection between migration and climate change.

Our team works remotely. The fellowship will be remote and can be done from anywhere in the continental U.S.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with and provide support to journalists from a range of backgrounds and a range of journalism experience to produce content for Fi2W and our media partners.
  • Edit stories in a variety of formats (text, audio, multimedia and video) for content, clarity, style and accuracy.
  • Work with our media partners on the development of reporting projects, and to expand the audience for stories produced by Fi2W.
  • Contribute ideas for reported stories, podcast series, social media content, workshops and live events.
  • Develop original content for Fi2W.org, the Fi2W podcast, and social media.
  • Administrative tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least three years’ experience in a fast-paced, idea-driven news media environment.
  • Demonstrated engagement with issues of importance to immigrant communities.
  • Superb writing skills showing originality and creativity.
  • Proficiency with audio recording, microphones and recorders, and audio editing in Audition and/or ProTools.
  • Production experience with multimedia (image and/or video) preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with a range of social media platforms and awareness of new platforms.
  • Demonstrated history of creative problem-solving in a news media environment.
  • Familiarity with content management systems (basic knowledge of HTML preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken.
  • Effective time-management and ability to produce excellent work on deadline.
  • Ability to collaborate closely with others and thrive in a team environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience writing for broadcast or podcast strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with freelancers in an editorial capacity preferred.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages preferred.

To apply please send a cover letter, your resume and 2 samples of your work to Fellowships@feetin2worlds.org.  Put “2023 Editing Fellowship” in the subject line of your email.

The deadline to apply was August 4, 2023. Submission are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Feet in 2 Worlds is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ford Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, an anonymous donor and readers like you.

Cybelle-Codish
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Apply to be a Feet in 2 Worlds Intern

Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting applications for our fall internship.

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Apply to be a Feet in 2 Worlds Intern

Feet in 2 Worlds is accepting applications for our Spring internship term. The recipient of the internship will work with and be trained by our team of journalists and non-profit administrators. The intern is involved in all aspects of our operations including production of our award-winning podcast series A Better Life?, our website, our social media presence and our journalism training programs. 

Feet in 2 Worlds is an award-winning news outlet and media training program that tells the stories of today’s immigrants. Since 2004 we have trained and mentored hundreds of immigrant journalists, the majority of whom are women of color, helping them reach audiences on public radio, podcasts and online news sites and advancing their careers.  Areas of special interest include: the impact of Covid on immigrant communities, campaigns and elections, food, arts and culture, and the connection between migration and climate change.

Our team works remotely. The internship will be remote and can be done from anywhere in the continental U.S.

The ideal candidate is a student with a demonstrated interest in journalism about immigrants and communities of color.  Journalism experience and fluency in Spanish are preferred.

This is a paid, part-time internship awarded on a competitive basis. Interns are paid $15 per hour for up to 20 hours per week.

To apply, send a cover letter, your resume and examples of your work to fellowships@feetin2worlds.org.  Be sure to put “Spring Internship” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 24.

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New Call for Pitches for “Immigrants in a Divided Country”

Feet in 2 Worlds is looking for stories for its online series, “Immigrants in a Divided Country,” exploring the current political landscape from the perspective of immigrants (including citizens, legal residents and undocumented people). We are interested in pitches that illustrate how some of the big issues dominating and polarizing the national dialogue play out in immigrant communities, stories about civic engagement and activism beyond election cycles, flash points in the culture wars, and efforts to bring together people from diverse communities and perspectives. 

Specifically we are looking for stories on the following topics:

1) Immigrants in the abortion/reproductive health world. What is the experience of immigrant reproductive health care providers (from OBGYNs, nurses, counselors, sex educators, etc) in a post-Roe world? How do immigrant activists in the anti-abortion rights and pro-choice movement view the new restriction around access in their communities? We are looking for stories that tie the work, advocacy and/or personal experience of immigrants around the issue of abortion to the aspirations they have for their life in the U.S. How does the overturn of Roe change or reaffirm their perspective on why they came to America, and the promise of this country?

2) Latinos and Guns: One of the legacies of the pandemic is an increase in gun ownership in the U.S., including among Latinos. We are looking for stories that explore the perspectives of Latinos on gun ownership, gun rights and gun control. In particular, we are interested in stories based in the South, and/or that explore the cultural divide between rural and urban settings.

3) Muslim Americans women in the political sphere: In this year’s midterm elections, a record number of Muslim Americans were elected to public office in local, state, and federal elections. Many of them are women. We are interested in stories about Muslim women stepping into political roles and gaining visibility in the public and political sphere (as candidates, advocates and public servants). We are particularly interested in the role social media has played in increasing the visibility of Muslim women in politics to Muslim and non-Muslim constituents.

4) Naturalization and Becoming American: How do immigrants make the decision to become U.S. citizens? For some who are eligible to naturalize, it’s a practical decision. For others, an emotional one. How does the current political climate, differing ideas about patriotism, and fears of more restrictive immigration laws, impact these decisions one way or another? What does it mean to become American? What is gained and what is lost in the process?

5) Political Identity: We are looking for stories that explore the development of political views and identities of immigrants in the U.S. How does the immigrant experience transform or solidify existing political views and values? How does being “liberal” or “conservative” in the home country translate to this new American context? Is there something about the immigrant experience that makes someone more or less receptive to engaging with ideas from “the other side”? We are looking for stories that take us on a journey of how people got to where they are today.

Pitches should include:

  • Human-centered stories and clear narrative arcs.
  • Compelling characters (immigrants whose story will illustrate the larger themes explored in your piece, as well as experts, community leaders to help frame the stories with context and information that deepens our reporting).
  • A focus on immigrant communities from different regions, backgrounds, and economic circumstances across the country.
  • Story pitches can include a variety of formats, including podcast, audio, text, images and video.

Compensation: 

Compensation for accepted stories will depend on factors including the experience level of the producer, the length of the story, and the complexity of the story. Payment for stories ranges from $250 to $1000.

Deadline:

The deadline for submissions has been extended. The new deadline is Sunday, December 11 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

How to Submit/Questions:

Please send submissions by completing this form.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our editorial fellow, Virginia at: virginia@feetin2worlds.org

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"A Better Life?"Announcements

“A Better Life?” Podcast Returns for Second Season

New season asks, “Who gets to return to normal?”