National Geographic Magazine's text division is currently accepting applications for 2013 editorial interns to start in January. The experience will furnish students with professional experience in magazine writing, editing, research and other aspects of the magazine publishing process. This internship can be either full- or part-time, depending on the student's schedule, and is strictly an unpaid position. The dates will correspond with the spring semester, approximately January through May. Successful candidate MUST arrange to receive college credit from their college or university.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
--Report and write daily news stories for the website, working closely with the digital team
--Research and write photo captions for both print and online
--Assist with research for story proposals and magazine articles
--Learn about all stages of the magazine's editorial process, from story development to copy editing, and assist as needed
--Have the opportunity to work with multimedia or other departments of the magazine, depending on individual strengths and interests
--Participate in staff meetings, as requested, and meet with writers, photographers, and Society officials to discuss issues and events
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
Currently enrolled undergraduate juniors or above with a strong background in Journalism or English. Must be able to commute to our downtown DC offices. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Journalism majors should have taken some coursework in reporting, writing, and editing. It helps if they have worked on the campus magazine, newspaper, or yearbook. Liberal Arts majors should have held a senior position on the campus magazine, newspaper, or yearbook and have had at least one summer job or internship in journalism.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send cover letter, resume, and at least 3 clips (links or PDFs) to NGMTextIntern@gmail.com no later than Friday, January 3.
Thank you for your interest.