How to assign issue to myself at Github?

I am asked to assign an issue to myself, the issue is created by someone else. I found this how to guide at

I can see the issue list indeed and I have the “exclamation mark with circle, open” for the issue, but I don’t have the check box mentioned in step 4. The repository is not mine.

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    To be able to assign issues to yourself or to others you have to be the owner or a collaborator of the repository. If the repository is owned by an organization you have to be part of a “Write access team”, an “Admin access team”, or the “Owners team” to assign issues.

    Your options are to either ask the owner/an admin of the repository to assign the issue to you, or to ask the owner if (s)he can add you as a collaborator. When you are a collaborator or part of one of the previously specified teams you can assign an issue in the way you described already (

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