Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved during your university career. At The Medium, volunteering means writing articles and/or taking photos. Everyone is welcome to try it out.

There’s no minimum number of contributions you have to make. The pace is entirely your own. But if you contribute to half the issues in either semester, you’ll be named a staff writer or staff photographer. And you can also suggest yourself for an associate editor position. At the end of the year, these people are generally those who will run for a paid section editor or photo editor position. What you get out really depends on what you put in. But we accept volunteers regardless of how much they feel they can commit to — one article or a dozen.

Use the form below to show your interest in volunteering. The email will be sent to the section or photo editor you pick. If you’re not sure, just pick the default option and it’ll go to the managing editor and the editor-in-chief, who’ll get back to you and route it correctly.

When you use this form, the section or photo editor you picked will usually just add you directly to their list of volunteers. Each week, every editor sends out an email to their volunteers with the article topics for that week, which the volunteers can pick up on a first-come, first-serve basis.

You can also write to the section editor directly and suggest topics. Of course, the reliability of these ideas will increase as you get more experience. But there’s never any harm in suggesting.

If you still need more detail, there’s plenty here.

Express your interest in volunteering

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