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Borderless Magazine's Diane Bou Khalil interviews members of the Rohingya community gathered at Warren Park on Oct. 20, 2020 in Chicago, Ill. Half the members gathered were there to vote for the very first time after being denied the right in their native Myanmar. The others were there in support and to learn about the voting process.Photo by Michelle Kanaar


Borderless provides pathways for emerging journalists from immigrant and other marginalized communities to report on immigration and learn from professional journalists. We mentor emerging journalists through a mix of paid and unpaid internships, fellowships and one-off projects. Our award-winning team gives mentees comprehensive training in interviewing, writing, research and visual storytelling.

In 2020, we spent 700 hours mentoring emerging journalists from African, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous and Middle Eastern communities.

Our summer 2021 internship application period has passed. We will post future internship and mentoring opportunities here in the future.