Our interns don’t fetch coffee! This is a relatively independent position, and we definitely rely heavily on our interns. Interns work on assignments for both Chapel Hill Magazine and Durham Magazine and are responsible for a lot of fact-checking and uploading print content online, as well as writing blogs about local topics and event roundups. We occasionally send interns with one of our cameras to cover local fundraisers and events. There are opportunities to get social media experience, write short print pieces like calendars, weddings and engagements and contribute to the weekly Our Latest Obsessions and Stuff We Like posts. The week any of our publications are “on the wall,” we want our interns’ input and eyes on every page.
–10-15 hours per week (specific days and hours are flexible depending on each intern’s schedule and availability)
–Ideally mid-May through mid-August
–Unfortunately, we do not pay our interns, but we’ll work with students so they can get school credit.
–Our office is at 1777 Fordham Blvd. (behind the SunTrust bank) and there’s a bus stop right outside.
The ideal intern will be creative, organized, self-motivated and detail-oriented with a passion for the communities we represent. We appreciate when interns are proactive in asking for more assignments, let us know if they need any help and are good communicators. We don’t mind if interns need to change their hours one week — we just ask for some notice if possible and that they make up the hours another day or week. We love when interns ask questions and make note of any instructions for the tasks they are given! We’re a small crew so we’re open to ideas for stories or blogs. The internship is truly a great opportunity to flex the skills interns already have and also learn a lot.
- –Previous internship or college publication experience strongly preferred
- –Writing and blogging skills
- –Knowledge of AP Style and strong grammar and editing skills
- –Strong organizational and time-management skills
- –An obsessive attention to detail and commitment to high quality and accuracy.
- –A familiarity with our publications (Hint: you can read them on our websites!)
How to apply:
If you’ve got questions, reach out to to Assistant Editor Jessica Stringer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re ready to apply, send a resume and a few clips to her BY APRIL 5 and make sure to tell her why you’d make a great intern in the body of your email!