Most people with great ideas and stories need some training and mentorship to learn how to tell them well. Recognizing this, INTER offers access to training and workshop opportunities designed to help you find your story, then develop that story into a compelling, polished piece. Training opportunities include online presentations, live workshops, and access to mentors and a peer network to help you develop your narrative and public voice.
IFYC is equipping college students and recent alums with the skills they need to powerfully articulate their points of view; to establish themselves as thought leaders in the interfaith space and far beyond. One way we are doing this is through webinars open to anyone and everyone. In 2016-2017 we offered three webinars in partnership with the Op-Ed Project entitled “Write to Change the World.” There are currently no webinars scheduled, but check back for additional training opportunities as we are currently creating the 2017-2018 schedule.
Op-Ed Project Scholarships
The Op-Ed Project day-long core seminar Write to Change the World is designed to test assumptions about our own knowledge, and what it takes to be influential on a large scale. The approach is playful, dynamic and results-oriented. Games, high stakes scenarios, and live group thought experiments challenge you to think more expansively about what you know, why it matters, and how to use it. Participants emerge with concrete results (op-ed drafts and more).
Throughout 2016-2017 we granted 10 scholarships to the seminar for individuals currently or recently based at colleges and universities in the United States who have a demonstrated interest in storytelling and/or interfaith cooperation. Check back for similar opportunities in 2017-2018. Or apply directly to the Op-Ed Project for a scholarship.
We accept pitches from anyone and everyone. But we also have a special online group of writers, journalists, video and podcast producers, and other creative folks who want to hone their storytelling skills to advance the interfaith movement. Interested in joining? Email email@example.com.
If you are looking for some tips and tools that you can investigate yourself, these links might be useful:
- How to Pitch (The Op-Ed Project)
- Solutions Journalism Toolkit (Solutions Journalism Network)
- Telling Your Public Story Worksheet (Marshall Ganz)
- Storytelling with your Better Together Organizing Team (Interfaith Youth Core)
- Sikhism and Storytelling (Common Knowledge podcast)