How to join the Voice
We welcome new staffers at any time of the year, who are encouraged to join any or all sections that they’re interested in.
Those who write for the Voice also gain, beyond improved writing, communication, teamwork, and research skills, which are integral and transferrable to virtually any career, knowledge of Georgetown University and D.C., as well as connections to a community of Voice alumni that have gone on to work successful careers in journalism, business, communications, and public service.
In the last ten years, Voice staffers have gone on to work full time at a variety of publications, including the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Quartz, The New Republic, New York Daily News, In These Times, MarketWatch, Agence France-Presse, The American Prospect, and The Atlantic.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need experience?
No previous writing or journalism experience is necessary. Editors hold training sessions at the start of each year and help writers on an individual basis.
Do I have to apply?
The Voice doesn’t require an application to join the paper. If you want to join, come to meetings, speak up, volunteer to write articles, and get to know your editor. We recognize persistence.
I just found out about the Voice and I really want to join. Do I have to wait until the end of the semester?
Not at all! Get in touch with the section editor of the section you’re interested in joining, and get started by attending your first meeting.
We welcome designers, photographers, savvy businesspeople, website gurus, cartoonists, illustrators, and others every semester.
For a list of all the ways to get involved, see this page.
How to find us
The Voice attends the Council of Advisory Boards Fair at the beginning of each semester, where new students have a chance to meet with editors and sign up for email lists for the sections.
We also have at least one open house in our Leavey 424 office at the beginning of every semester, during which students can meet staffers. If you miss the open houses, feel free to email the appropriate section editor.
Once you’ve signed up for our listserv, you can attend a section meeting and start writing.
The Voice does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, color, national, or ethnic origin.