Become an Editor

Be the voice you want to hear in the world.

The Southern California International Review (SCIR), USC’s global undergraduate journal of international affairs, is now inviting outstanding undergraduates with a passion for international relations to apply for positions on the editorial board. We are the largest undergraduate IR journal on the West Coast and attract research from around the world – our issues can be found as far afield as Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea.

As an editor, you will become a leader in USC’s IR community. Duties include deciding which pieces the journal should publish and editing all prospective articles to the journal’s standards. Furthermore, editors also have control over the journal’s layout.

Applicants must also be able to work in a fast-paced and fun environment. There will be many deadlines to meet throughout the year and each editor plays an instrumental role in ensuring issues are published on time.

Applicants are required to have taken (or be in the process of taking) at least TWO International Relations classes. Sophomores are highly encouraged to apply. Prior research, writing and editing experience is highly preferred. Additionally, experience with graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign is a plus.

Though SCIR is not currently actively seeking editors, the application details can be found below. Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. After submission, you will be notified via email if you have been offered an interview. Applications may be e-mailed to

Please send your résumé and a personal statement of no more than 250 words explaining:

• Your interest in being an editor for SCIR

• Any relevant writing, editing or research experience

• Time commitments you will have during the academic year and how you will prioritize your duties for SCIR